Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Ref: ZR_6217_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 June 2021


A key member of the Hardware Engineering team, this role will work to provide electrical design engineering expertise for maritime control and instrumentation systems throughout the full project lifecycle, from requirements and concept design through to validation and qualification.

This will involve the selection, design, development and analysis of electrical systems and components to deliver a Platform Management System (PMS) on a variety of Defence programmes.

Key responsibilities
  • Electrical design engineering Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Platform Management Systems (PMS)
  • Understand and interpret PI&D control systems, where required
  • Design and develop electrical panel/enclosure/cabinet design in accordance with customer requirements
  • Create, modify, maintain and manage electrical designs for power and control systems
  • Analyse and justify electrical based designs and component selection
  • Produce and review electrical schematics in accordance with relevant standards and internal Computer Aided Design (CAD) processes
  • Produce, modify, maintain and manage technical documents to support contractual deliverables (e.g. specifications, design documents, Bill of Materials (BOMs) etc.)
  • Resolve electrical issues during hardware design, development, manufacture, integration and qualification
  • Drive and oversee the electrical safety testing of designed and manufactured equipment
  • Support test equipment design, where required
  • Support the running of functional and test equipment during testing phases
  • Manage and adhere to configuration management processes for baseline control throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Manage and adhere to change control processes, providing input to impact assessments
  • Collaboratively support other engineering and supporting functions from an electrical engineering perspective
  • Provide electrical engineering expertise to define, decompose and manage requirements
  • Produce, maintain and manage calculations to support electrical design engineering tasks (e.g. wild heat, cooling, power, battery charge/discharge etc.)
  • Raising Technical Queries (TQ) for ratification and managing electrical design engineering risks
  • Act as a customer and supplier facing electrical design engineering SME
  • Apply working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC) from an electrical design engineering perspective
  • Verify and validate customer electrical requirements through the production/modification of electrical test documents
  • To be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
Skills & experience
  •  Strong experience in an Electrical Design Engineering position
  • Engineering Degree in related discipline (experienced Electrical Design Engineers without a degree will also be considered
  • Understanding and working knowledge of electrical related Defence Standards, including Lloyds Register and other Military Standards (e.g. Def Stan 59-411)
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative, as well as within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in a complex and rapidly changing environment
  • Hold SC clearance or ability to achieve it

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Experience of working within a team developing Naval Platform Management Systems (PMS) for surface and sub-surface programmes
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Defence programmes
Additional benefits
  • Up to 8% employer pension contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Dental Cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Employee referral scheme
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