Principal Electrical Design Engineer

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Sector: Engineering, Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sian Driscoll

Principle Electrical Design Engineer
Cowes, Isle of Wight

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

Principle Electrical Design Engineer needed to join a leading systems and engineering technology company globally, based in the Isle of Wight.

Purpose of the Principle Electrical Design Engineer:

As a Principle Electrical Design Engineer you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. You will be involved in designing efficient sub-systems for radar products, ensuring a more affordable product, enhancing the capability and availability of the radar for customers.

About you:

You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment. You will also have the ability to lead others and present technical information to a range of audiences.


  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Enhanced annual leave allowance
  • Company contributed Share Incentive Plan
  • Flexible working
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts

Some of the main duties for the Principle Electrical Design Engineer will include:

  • Carrying out electrical design activities including feasibility studies, research, design, development and post design services, involving the full Engineering Lifecycle, to meet defined project or business requirements
  • Carrying out the design of AC and DC distribution systems
  • Carrying out the design of motor drives, control, and positioning systems
  • Specifying the design of data links, data protocols, networks and servicing the requirements of procured radio communications equipment
  • Carrying out EMC management and verification, including design verification using a combination of simulation, analysis, test techniques plus supporting EMC test houses and customer installation
  • Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
  • Preparing and submitting technical proposals and tenders as directed by a bid manager in order to provide costed proposals for future work
  • Underwriting and estimating bids, within authorised value levels, to ensure that they capture all requirements, customer obligations and acceptance criteria
  • Liaising with MOD establishments, test facilities, sub-contractors and customers as required to satisfy the needs of project or the business

Skills and qualifications as a Principal Electrical Design Engineer:


  • Engineering degree or equivalent, in a relevant engineering or science subject
  • Experience in electrical design, gained from a complex engineering environment
  • Experience mentoring others/leading more junior staff members


  • Chartered Engineer, or working towards

You do not want to miss out so please apply asap as this vacancy will be filled quickly!

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