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Electrical Design Engineer

  • Location: Farnborough
  • Salary: £42k - 47k per year per annum
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 21 days ago

  • Sector: FMCG
  • Function: Product design and development
  • Contact: Matt Johnson
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384446116
  • Expiry Date: 23 October 2021
  • Job Ref: 59029

Job title: Electrical Design Engineer

Salary Range: £42,000 to £47,000 per annum

Hours: 37.5-hour week

Location: Farnborough

A permanent role working for a worldwide FMCG machine build manufacturing organisation.


An Electrical Design Engineer is required with knowledge of NPI and retrofit electrical design for special purpose build machines.

Candidates with knowledge and Fluent in Auto-CAD Electrical or Solidworks Electrical along with PLM software Windchill would be well received.

Due to expansion with the design team this Farnborough based client requires a dynamic, leading Electrical Design Engineer on a permanent basis to add to a team of 4.

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you will be required to:

  • Design, development and providing electrical input and design into the new product development process.
  • Designs and develops systems and sub-systems incorporating a variety of mechanical and electrical components.
  • Understand conceptualises solutions, produce prototypes, verify, validate, develop and refine products before final design for production.
  • Design electrical schematics using Solidworks Electrical.
  • Undertake some 3D modelling, layout and detail design using Solidworks, producing drawings and associated documentation in line with company standards
  • Works to deliver projects under framework requirements to timescales and budget, ensuring they meet goals and requirements.
  • Identify and manage technical risk through the product design and development lifecycle
  • Collaborates with all R&D functions, the Engineering Team and other departments to ensure the successful delivery of all new products.
  • Undertakes any analysis and calculations required.
  • Defines and implements Bills of Materials and configurations, provides accurate cost information, and provides the necessary information to allow successful manufacture of components and assemblies.
  • Design control via PDM system
  • Provide support for Production with trouble shooting during the testing of products
  • Supports supplier optimisation and manufacturing engineering of all product developments.
  • Ensures that products comply fully with all relevant external certification and necessary approvals are in place based on the delivery goals of the project.
  • Operates with a continuous improvement methodology, ensuring the appropriate processes, tools and techniques are developed and adopted.

The Electrical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience:

  • Educated to at least Batchelor's degree level in an Electrical/ Electromechanical /Mechanical Engineering based subject and have a substantial experience in an appropriate multi-disciplinary engineering environment (food equipment, capital equipment, instrumentation, machinery, aerospace, etc.)
  • Solid understanding of Electrical engineering principles and a working knowledge of some mechanical engineering concepts used in industrial applications.
  • Demonstrable experience of understanding customer requirements, developing ideas and turning them into concepts and finessing them into commercial products released to market.
  • Highly proficient at use of a modern CAD system, ideally Solidworks / Solidworks Electrical, developed in current role, fundamentally producing 2D technical drawings, including Electrical schematics.
  • Demonstrable Hands-on approach, with good leadership and people/ influencing skills to get things done.
  • Good communication and presentation skills, highly collaborative and can interact well with both internal and external parties
  • Familiarity with developing Bills of Materials, configuration and other supporting information. Must have prior experience of design control using a PDM/PLM system.
  • Developed understanding of industrial electrical systems (e.g. PLC, control panels, etc.); able to understand the principles of using various electrical components and able to read and interpret electrical drawings
  • Advanced at creating clear and concise written documents and reports
  • A developed technical proficiency in software tools and technology, Autocad / Solidworks or similar, PDM/PLM systems, Microsoft Office, Project Management tools (i.e. Microsoft Project), and ERP system.
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally on short trips if/when required

This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Electrical Design within a manufacturing company for NPI and current production. In return for your experience, this Farnborough based manufacturer will offer you:

  • Full time permanent contract
  • 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays
  • £42,000 to £47,000 per annum
  • Pension (11% company contribution)
  • Health insurance
  • 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days
  • Great working conditions

Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Electrical Design within the manufacturing field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical Design Engineer, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116

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.

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.