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Engineering Project Team Leader - Platform Lead

Location Tucson, Arizona, United States of America / Chillicothe, Illinois, United States of America / Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America / Irving, Texas, United States of America / Houston, Texas, United States of America
Date Posted
Contract Type Full time
Job Type Regular
Requisition ID R0000182017

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Job Description:

Your Work Shapes the World

Whether it be groundbreaking products, best in class solutions or creating a lifelong career, you can do the work that matters at Caterpillar. With a 95-year legacy of quality and innovation and 150 locations in countries around the world, your impact spans the globe.

When you join Caterpillar, you are joining a team of makers, innovators and doers. We are the people who roll up our sleeves and do the work to build a better world. We don’t just talk about progress and innovation. We make it happen. And we are proud of that, because it helps our customers build and power the world we live in – the roads, hospitals, homes and infrastructure.  Without a dedicated workforce Caterpillar could not effectively meet our customer’s needs.  Join us.


To lead a global cross-functional team of mechanical, electrical, thermal and simulation engineers as well as work with purchasing, quality and contract manufacturing partners to ensure the successful delivery of a power electronics inverter platform to a production ready state for a Caterpillar mobile machine or stationary power application.     


The Engineering Project Team Leader – Power Electronics Platform Lead is a major contributor on a multifunctional, worldwide CPPD team responsible for development of a power electronics component for vehicles or power systems. In addition to demonstrating a mastery of engineering concepts, this position is expected to lead a project or program to completion, delivering on quality, time and cost commitments while meeting client and business requirements. Directing work with other business units, suppliers, customers and teams will require the incumbent to demonstrate skill in identifying team building, tradeoffs analysis, negotiation, building consensus and achieving compromise. Impact of decisions made by this position may be far-reaching, to include the project team or immediate work group, division and/or business unit, suppliers, internal and external customers, and Caterpillar markets.  Decisions may significantly impact warranty, patents, products or processes, technology, costs, sales and customer perceptions. Strong communication, technical leadership, project management and business management skills are essential.  Major challenges facing incumbents are guiding and leading a cross-functional team to ensure the holistic development of power electronic components.  This position must demonstrate the ability to develop and manage a complex project to plan.  

Key areas of responsibility encountered in this role may include any or all of the following: design and promote new products and processes; contribute to establishing strategies for new process and product programs; develop and manage the project/program to the plan; perform needs analysis and initiate ideas; evaluate new products and/or processes, perform product/process maintenance; keep up to date on new technologies or develop new technologies; communicate technology to customers, team members, suppliers and other units; support and advise other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, customers and suppliers, mentor, coach and develop others, represent company externally.

Basic Requirements:

  • Accredited engineering degree

  • Excellent project management skills

  • 6 years of experience

  • Extensive understanding of complex engineering concepts and applications

  • Thorough knowledge of component development

  • Working knowledge of power electronics, power conversion and inverter/converter design

Top Candidates Will Also Have:

  • Demonstrated technical leadership skills

  • Team development experience

  • Ability to communicate technical and project information effectively with team members and others in the global work group, as well employees in other units, customers and suppliers.

  • Power electronics development experience

  • Completion of at least 1 cycle through the Caterpillar NPI process

Additional Information:

  • This position will close on 02/08/2023 at 11:59pm.

  • This position primary location is Mossville, IL. There is flexibility to work from several Caterpillar offices around the U.S.

  • 10-35% travel required with this position.

  • Relocation assistance is available for this position.

This employer is not currently hiring foreign national applicants that require or will require sponsorship tied to a specific employer, such as H, L, TN, F, J, E, O. As a global company, Caterpillar offers many job opportunities outside of the U.S. which can be found through our employment website at .

EEO/AA Employer. All qualified individuals – including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities – are encouraged to apply.


Relocation is available for this position.

EEO/AA Employer.  All qualified individuals - Including minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities - are encouraged to apply.

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