Sr. New Product Design Engineer - Birmingham, AL

Hubbell Incorporated

Location: Leeds, Alabama

Job Type: Not Specified


Corporate Overview

Hubbell Incorporated was founded in 1888 and has grown into an international manufacturer of quality electrical, lighting and power solutions with more than 75 brands used and recognized around the world. Our founder, Harvey Hubbell, developed tooling and equipment to serve the growing demand for new assembly and manufacturing machinery during the industrial revolution. An early, and one of many patents awarded, came for the creation of the first practical method to control electricity through the pull chain socket that remains unchanged today. As a market leader in reliable, electrical solutions, we provide more than half a million products delivered through our various business groups. Hubbell is committed to continually innovating solutions that work, transforming old products with new ideas, and ensuring that we Energize, Enlighten and Empower the communities that support us.

Division Overview

Hubbell Power Systems (HPS) engages in the design and manufacture of a wide variety of products used by utilities. Today, HPS is deeply engaged in product solutions for OSP Communication utility purposes, and has been actively growing that segment of the business. HPS roots have historically been in high voltage transmission, distribution, substation, underground products used by electric utilities. HPS products are also used in the civil construction, transportation, gas and water industries.

At HPS, we build products that provide mission critical infrastructure and that deliver communications and power to millions of people worldwide. In our business, failure is not an option. Therefore, we manufacture products of uncompromising integrity and it starts with our quality policy. We hold our partners, our suppliers and ourselves to the highest standard to ensure we exceed all the technical and functional expectations of our customers.

Hubbell Incorporated engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of electrical and electronic products in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical, Power, and Industrial Technology.

Position Overview

As a Sr. New Product Design Engineer, with focus on Medium-High Voltage connectors, you will lead and participate in New Product Development for distribution, substation, transmission and communication market products. You will also lead the commercialization process of new products from idea generation through product launch, and will lead design to value projects for medium and high voltage connectors.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work independently, or with other engineers to develop/design new products from concept to full production using 3D CAD software (Autodesk Inventor).
  • Work with marketing team members to assess customer feedback and align customer feedback to product development.
  • Design products to be in conformance with all necessary agency standards (ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NEMA, Telcordia, etc).
  • Manage multiple design projects simultaneously. Working within cross-functional teams. Report project status as needed to management and take appropriate actions to maintain project schedules.
  • Produce full engineering documentation including solid models, detailed engineering drawings, bills of materials, performance specifications and test reports.
  • Redesign products for improved function, cost reductions and sustainability initiatives.
  • Assist in tooling and manufacturing process choices. Disposition first article inspection reports.
  • Plan and secure necessary certification approvals for new and revised products (ANSI, IEEE, IEC, NEMA, Telcordia, etc).
  • Conduct design for manufacturability events.
  • Coordinate and perform experiments to test and verify product design.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis for product enhancement.
  • Attend seminars and conferences to be up-to-date on connector technology

Skills and Experience


  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Materials, or Electrical Engineering
  • Strong experience in part/product design Engineering
  • Experience and knowledge in testing and/or product development.
  • Strong mechanical design background using strength of materials


  • MS in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Experience in FEA, Solid Modeling (Autodesk Inventor), and rapid prototyping
  • Experience in Sand Cast, Permanent Mold/Gravity Die Casting and Plastic Injection Molded Part Design
  • Demonstrated project management experience would be helpful

Hubbell Incorporated, its subsidiaries and affiliates, is an EO Employer AA: M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

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