Electrical Enngineer

Location: Bedfordshire, England Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Zak Mendoza

Electrical Engineer


Electrical Engineer needed for a multinational defence organisation based in Bedfordshire who are looking to employ an experienced Electrical Engineer with an in-depth knowledge of Hardware electrical power and circuit protection, distributed control and interface experience, and the defence industry.

What the role entails:

Some of the main duties of the Electrical Engineer will include:

  • Reporting directly to the Project Chief Engineer
  • Lead the Electrical/Electronic design acceptance activity on a major Armoured Fighting Vehicle programme.
  • This role will be Customer facing and demand the credibility to sell off the company Electrical/Electronic Architecture against first the Sub-System and then System level requirements.
  • This will demand experience of working within the Def Stan 61-5 Part 6 and IEC61508, to gain full functional safety accreditation.

What you need to be the successful Electrical Engineer:

In order to be the successful Electrical Engineer and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

  • Hardware electrical power and circuit protection design experience
  • Demonstrable implementation experience of power and control strategies
  • Electrical/Electronics design and experience of low voltage (DC) high current power distribution.
  • Distributed control and Interface experience.
  • Working at system level, with suppliers/customers both internal and external.
  • Able to work at unit level, with ability to understand and develop detailed technical trades.
  • Product Development Process awareness
  • Knowledge of hardware and bus protocols including: CAN, SSI, RS422, IBIS, Ethernet, 1553
  • Use and selection of motor technologies and drive solutionsThe role will involve working on UK classified programmes the candidate must therefore be willing and able to obtain a security clearance to SC.

Additional knowledge and experience would be highly advantegeous:

  • Saber RD simulation experience.
  • Experience with Def Stan 61-5 part 6.
  • Practical electrical installation, harness and busbar design experience.
  • Prior ground vehicle design, integration and field trial experience.
  • Practical past experience with 28V vehicle power generation and distribution system.
  • Knowledge of EMC, and power system design to minimise signatures (Electric and Magnetic field).
  • Experience of working in a structured development process environment.
  • Knowledge of EMC
  • Ability to support and manage aspects of assembly, integration and test.
  • Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout.
  • Awareness of MISRA, DO-178C and IEC61508 design. Relevant experience/understanding of the expectations of being employed in a safety critical marketplace (e.g. aerospace/medical/military).

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Electrical Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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