Lead Electrical Engineer

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    £Highly Competitive Plus Car, Benefits and Relocation Package

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    Mark Bignell

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    01384 446167

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Lead Electrical Engineer

£Highly Competitive Plus Car, Benefits and Relocation Package

Location: Sussex

Automotive, Electrical, Electronics, Architecture, Software, Innovation, Project, Design, Development, Engineering, Performance, Leadership, MOSS, CAN, LIN, DFM, DFA, CAD, Industrialisation

Do you want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting Vehicle Manufacturers with a truly iconic brand, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Lead Electrical Engineer to help develop and innovate their product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK.

As a Lead Electrical Engineer, you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering projects from a new product development perspective to meet corporate objectives and targets within a highly technical and innovative environment. As a Lead Electrical Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • To manage and carry out the necessary electrical development activities including; Research Investigation, Internal Patent Application, Engineering Costing, Engineering Design, Risk Analysis, Centre of Competence Alignment, Test Planning & Validation, Project Planning, whilst ensuring product parameters (product properties & function, costs, weight, quality, timing) are released on time within the scope defined by feature sheets assigned by the department manager
  • To financially evaluate bespoke features for Engineering relevant budget costs including Testing, Engineering Manpower, Development Materials, etc, managing budgets across project develops.
  • Lead the Electrical/electronic engineering team of Project and Design Engineers. Circa 5 people and carry out project management activities within the team comprised of the Process-Chain stakeholders from other functions across the business.
  • Establishing, agreeing, documenting tasks and requirements and assigning them to the correct stakeholders within the "Bespoke Engineering Team" and supporting the tasks assigned from the department manager
  • Creation, maintain, and alignment of engineering time plans and project deliverables
  • Lead the creation, maintenance, and release of engineering requirements for features including the use of various risk analysis steps, including Risk filters, DFMEAs, and ensure associated Legal, Safety & Group standard requirements are brought into DVPs, Specifications, and other engineering documents
  • To lead capacity planning of Project Engineers to carry out the design & development of the bespoke components including the generation of BoM, CAD Data, 2D electrical wiring/pinning drawings, Hardware and software specifications and prepare information for Engineering System Release
  • To ensure the engineering design is integrated within the series product packaging without unforeseen effects to the product performance
  • To determine the required quality requirements from an engineering perspective working with design & quality functions
  • To validate the product to all homologation/Legal Regulation requirements before preparing information for Engineering Release.
  • To continually improve department processes to meet corporate objectives while participating in departmental strategic improvements and initiatives

As a Lead Electrical Engineer, you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
  • 5 years’ experience in an Automotive Electrical/Electrical development environment.
  • Knowledge of Automotive Hardware architectures and Software development processes
  • Knowledge of hardware/software interfacing to Cloud based data services
  • Detailed knowledge of network bus systems such as MOST (fibre optic), CAN and LIN
  • Knowledge of international automotive legislation/homologation requirements relating to electrical content
  • Experience in automotive electrical project/programme management and leading cross-functional teams with responsibility of team leadership

Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development programmes in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in the Lead Electrical Engineers position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email . 

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.

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