Lead Electrical Design Engineer

Location Southampton
Salary £50000 - £60000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Design
Reference J9821
Here at Marine Resources, we have a fantastic Lead Electrical Design Engineering opportunity with an amazing client of ours situated in Southampton.
Job title- Lead Electrical Design Engineer
Location – Southampton
Purpose of Role
Focussed on the vessel electrical system, the Lead Electrical Design Engineer will be responsible for the production of electrical drawing packages consisting of electrical schematics, panels designs and cable running schedules for the entire Yacht model range. In addition, they will be a key player in product improvement, R&D and value engineering projects, ensuring current best practice is brought through into new designs and applied consistently to existing models.

This is a technical role rather than a management position requiring a tangible output in the form of accurate 2D CAD information for the yacht Production.

Key Job Responsibilities
  •  Taking the lead for the electrical Design Change Request (DCR) process for all boats within the yacht range.
  •  Oversee existing design standards for Electrical systems. Contribute to the ongoing drive for quality and consistency across the model range and manufacturing facilities.
  •  Oversee the wider electrical design team and electrical production managers to achieve required deliverables and deadlines.
  •  Manage design aspects of the external supply chain in conjunction with Client Managers and Procurement.
  •  Maintain a close working relationship with Production team including Electrical, Engineering and Joinery Departments. Organise work to provide deliverables to Production on time and in full in accordance with the employers Group Schedule.
  •  Establish a clear and accurate scope of supply using the project’s MasterWork List
  •  Attend development, production and project meetings as required to stay abreast of contract variations and production feedback. Provide timely data to inform these meetings and other management reports.
  •  Maintain and manage resource within the electrical design team
  •  Check, update and issue accurate 2D Electrical schematic and panel drawings (AutoCAD).
  •  Develop contract specific 2D CAD electrical information for production (AutoCAD).
  •  Produce cable running schedules using knowledge of manufacturing processes and installation requirements.

Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Qualifications required to perform the role

  •  In depth knowledge of marine AC and DC electrical systems, materials and techniques.
  •  Good knowledge of all phases of electrical installation relating to small craft production
  •  A sound understanding of yacht systems including knowledge of component location and installation requirements.
  •  Computer literacy/aptitude using software such as: AutoCAD, Microsoft Office in particular Outlook, Excel and Word
  •  Preferable experience with marine digital switching systems such as CZone
  •  Preferable experience with marine lighting systems and system integration
  •  Preferable experience in marine electrical and hybrid drive systems
  •  A design related degree / qualification or equivalent electrical design experience
  •  Qualified to 18th Edition IT wiring regulations.
  •  Preferable qualified as BMEA Marine Electrical Technician
Personal Characteristics
  •  Personal drive and a proactive approach to problem solving.
  •  Good timekeeping and an understanding that timelines and deadlines must be met.
  •  Honesty and integrity.
  •  High attention to detail.
  •  Professional and respectful approach, internally and externally.
  •  Positive, helpful, and consistent.
Other Requirements
  •  Ability to travel for business, if required.
  •  Full Driving License and legally able to drive in the UK.
 If this role is of interest please email Frank with your most up to date CV to Frank.Boyes@marineresources.co.uk or if you have some extra questions feel free to contact him on 07570 294504 

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