Senior Electrical Development Engineer

Job Title: Senior Electrical Development Engineer
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Kenn
Salary: £30 - £40 per hour
Start Date: 2022-03-14
Reference: BH-363-1
Contact Name: Dominic Golding
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 14, 2022 14:59

Job Description

Senior Electrical Development Engineer

Contract Electrical Engineer required to support product development at a manufacturing company in Clevedon, Somerset

This is an ongoing contract role with pay rates of either £40/hr Umbrella or £30/hr PAYE

•    To design and develop modules / sub-assemblies of new products in accordance with the company's Product Commercialisation Process (PCP) ensuring that the required reliability, quality and cost targets are met
•    To meet the Master Specification targets and ensure conformance to the relevant international, national and industry safety standards
•    To verify that the designs meet the Master Specification and conform to the relevant design standards by calculation and/or testing as appropriate
•    Accountable for the design and development of sub-assemblies of a product ensuring the specified quality and cost are achieved to the agreed project time scale
•    Responsible for the detailed documentation of the design (models, drawings, design data, BOM, test data) ensuring all relevant information is recorded in a timely manner and placed in the Technical Construction File (TCF), project folder, or uploaded to the project SharePoint site

•    To coordinate the design and development tasks on larger projects in assistance to the Lead Engineer and Project Manager
•    To lead HAZOP, DFMEA studies and risk analysis techniques according to best practice ensuring that resulting actions are included in a verification test plan, factory acceptance test or final test and commissioning document
•    To participate in the direction and development more junior Engineers and Designers
•    To carry out/participate in and record risk assessments as required in the execution of a project
•    To support the introduction of new products onto the factory flow line and where necessary on customers’ sites
•    To ensure engineering changes are concluded in accordance with the planned schedule
•    Type testing and compliance testing of designs, including design of experiment
•    Perform engineering calculations and undertake medium to complex FEAs in support of the design
•    Design Engineering – to design and develop all mechanical aspects of a product range
•    Data Analysis – to analyse experimental data, summarise and document conclusions in report format
•    Design Reviews – to conduct high quality design reviews (specification, concept, model and critical)
•    Sample Approval – to support sample approval of new parts and assemblies
•    Problem Solving – to solve problems both in-house and on customers’ site and resolve with practical solutions – use of a range of problem-solving techniques, e.g., 8D, Ishikawa etc.
•    To generate innovative ideas and contribute to new processes and new product concepts
•    To work closely with Service, Marketing and other business functions
Qualifications & Experience:
•    A good Electrically biased engineering degree (or other engineering qualification depending on experience)
•    At least 5 years’ post degree experience of working on whole system design and development.
•    Ability to form and lead teams, coordinating actions to specific goals
•    Used to working in a multidisciplinary environment
•    In-depth experience in product introductions and experience of managing elements of larger projects in support.
•    Experience in directing the work, mentoring and supporting more junior engineers and designers
•    A high level of 3D and 2D CAD skills (CATIA, Visio, AutoCAD and/or other drafting tools)
•    FEA and CFD skills would be an advantage
•    An understanding of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs) and system schematics
•    Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
•    Ability to convey design intent concisely to all levels (upper management, Project Managers, Lead Engineers, peers and other members of the team) – to inform and to educate