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Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer

Job reference:
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
£40000 - £400000 per annum
Job type:
Automotive, Electronics

Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer

Leamington Spa


The Role

An opportunity exists for an Electrical Distribution Systems (EDS) Engineer to deliver EDS activities for on-going client projects working on a large variety of vehicle based integration projects ranging from one off concept vehicle through to complete multi-platform and multi-application production programmes.

Key Responsibilities:

To provide technical guidance and leadership for teams of engineers to deliver client projects in the following ways:

  • Develop physical architectures
  • Generate circuit diagrams
  • Undertake fusing and distribution calculations for load drop and current flow
  • Develop 2D harness drawings
  • Develop 3D harness models and support packaging reviews considering dynamic/static clearances, retention strategies and protection selection
  • Validate routing, retention strategies and protection selection
  • Support prototype harness build
  • Support 8D and Root Cause Analysis (RCA) on prototype and pre-production vehicles
  • Liaison with Programme Management Office (PMO), purchasing and finance to meet project requirements
  • Customer interfacing for technical aspects of a project

In addition to the specific technical duties outlined above, the EDS Engineer will be involved in:

  • Providing technical input to Electrical Distribution System (EDS) business development across the Ricardo product groups and market sectors
  • Promotion of capability throughout Ricardo's global customer base

Required Qualifications and Experience:

The successful applicant will have a sound Engineering background with a number of years of experience of successfully delivering Systems Engineering and Integration projects.

  • Essential
  • Minimum of 2:1 degree in an Engineering or relevant Science-based discipline with technical background in vehicle systems design and development
  • Significant experience in an EDS role developing complex vehicle systems
  • Excellent knowledge of energy management strategies
  • Excellent knowledge of vehicle system architecture design considerations
  • Good knowledge of automotive legislation requirements
  • Methodical approach to issue investigation and resolution
  • Literate in IT systems (Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Desirable
  • Good knowledge of vehicle based control and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of system level safety concepts and requirements, related standards (including ISO 26262) beneficial and industry tools such as DFMEA, FTA, Hazard Analysis
  • Experience in managing project budgets, resource and delivery
  • Understanding of commercial business factors

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplined team
  • Robust character with strong self-drive and motivation
  • Organised and rigorous with personal target of high quality delivery
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage own workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time
  • Proven ability for technical guidance of less experienced engineers
  • Prepared to travel within the UK as well as internationally on short assignments
  • Proficient in English (written and spoken) for project and technical communication

Suitably qualified and educated Engineers should apply for this job by calling Ray Greenman on + 44 (0) 1384 397 555 or email