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Chief Engineer - Electrical Systems

  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £Comp + Bens per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 months ago

Chief Engineer - Electrical Systems

£Competitive plus benefits



A Chief Engineer is required, in conjunction with the Senior Management Team to inform, influence, and execute the strategic plan for systems in the vehicle electrification domain that meet the performance and attribute challenges for internal and 3rd party projects. Candidates with a working knowledge working knowledge of Functional Safety ISO26262, FMEA and DVP processes would be well received.

Due to increased workloads this company, a world renowned automotive design and manufacturer, requires a proactive Electrical Systems Chief Engineer, based in Guildford, to provide management of technical deliverables, project plans and open issues decks for assigned systems. As an Electrical Systems Chief Engineer you will be required to:

  • Engineering of all systems in the Electrical Systems domain for current and next generation vehicles
    • Electrical architectures - ICE, Hybrid and BEV
    • Body electrical systems
    • Infotainment systems
    • Electrical (CAD) package
    • Electrical wiring system
    • Software development, test, and release
  • Overall responsibility for achieving timing, content, piece cost and investment targets for all systems in the electrical systems domain
  • Responsibility for the resourcing of the electrical systems team to the levels agreed with the senior management team
  • Manage a team led by a number of senior/principal engineers
  • Project timing and headcount profile management. Work collaboratively with the PMO department, Supply Chain and counterparts from other function groups
  • Career development planning for permanent members of staff, and peak/trough workload management for contractors
  • Act as the authority for the electrical systems domain and lead the resolution of complex issues relating to electrical systems across the business, and provision electrical support to other function groups as required

The Electrical Systems Chief Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Degree qualified, ideally in Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive or similar
  • Proven track record of leadership and delivery of electrical systems at Chief Engineer level (or Principal Engineer plus significant experience) in the automotive or aeronautics industry
  • Wide-ranging in-depth expert understanding of electrical architectures, electrical systems, electrical packaging, wiring systems and software development
  • Significant experience of process driven development and NPI processes
  • In depth understanding of software and hardware development methodologies

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (quality planning, PPAP etc) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Guildford based consultancy will offer you:

  • £Competitive
  • Pension
  • PHC

No Certificate of Sponsorship is available. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Electrical Systems Chief Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical Systems Chief Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.


Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.