Battelle Memorial Institute Electrical Design Engineer in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail, and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

Primary Function

We are currently seeking an Electrical Design Engineer. This position located in Columbus, Ohio.


The Consumer, Industrial, and Medical group is hired by external companies from startups to Fortune 100 to assist them with their product development needs. Clients choose to work with us because of a proven track record for developing innovative and marketable solutions to challenging technical problems. The Electrical Design Engineer will be an integral part of the multi-disciplinary teams that we form around each project. A large focus for the group is on medical device development. This has included projects for mass produced drug delivery devices, immunodiagnostic systems, surgery tools, large scale imaging systems, and more. Regardless of whether the device is in the user’s hands or part of a larger system of care, they all are driven by the same ambition - to positively affect the user’s health outcome.

Major Responsibilities

  • Lead electrical design efforts related to new product development projects, across all phases of the project lifecycle including concept, requirements definition, design execution and documentation, design verification, and transition to production.

  • Design projects may include microcontroller based embedded circuits, analog or digital systems, wireless communications, batteries and battery management systems, and/or integration of COTS components.

  • Responsible for project management of electrical engineering activities including scope, schedule, cost, and risk management planning, monitoring, controlling, and reporting.

  • Technical interface to clients, external suppliers, consultants and manufacturers.

  • Support the ecosystem of a creative and innovative workplace culture.

  • Be an advocate for continual improvement and technology initiatives.

Major Responsibilities

Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline AND 5 years of applicable experience. OR

  • Master’s Degree in a related discipline AND 2 years of applicable experience. OR

  • PhD in a related discipline with some applicable experience.

  • Experience with analog, digital, and electro-mechanical circuits and components, which may include voltage and current regulators, FETs, LCDs, microprocessors, relays, motors, switches, solenoids, etc.

  • Candidate must be self-motivated, organized, and a problem solver who works well within a team.

  • Excellent oral/written communication skills to support interaction with cross-functional team members, and internal management.


  • Experience with integration of hardware and software/firmware systems.

  • Knowledge of troubleshooting/ fault isolation techniques is desirable.

  • Experience with communications and interconnects standards and protocols including USB, I2C, RS232, RS485, CAN, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and/or Wifi.

  • Experience with printed circuit board layout and assembly

  • Experience in task management, planning and leading electrical design activities.

  • Experience using structured methodologies and analysis techniques such as simulation packages, tolerance analysis, experimental design and evaluation.

  • Working knowledge and experience in risk analyses (i.e. ISO14971).

  • Background in medical products operating under a registered QS and under FDA Design Controls.

  • Experience with safety standards (UL, IEC, TUV).

Legal Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, activities and skills required of staff members. No statement herein is intended to imply any authorities to commit Battelle unless special written permission is granted by Battelle's Legal Department.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, disability, veteran-status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable Federal, state, or local law. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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