Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Location Portsmouth
Salary £60000 - £75000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline Design, Engineering & Technical
Reference J9467-2
This is a huge opportunity for a skilled electrical design engineer to be involved in some of the most prestigious and exciting projects the Marine industry has right now!
An exciting contract opportunity has arisen for an experienced Electrical Systems Engineer with a proven background of Hybrid or EV Vehicle Systems Development. Ideally Automotive, Motorsport or Marine industry experience but other HV Systems Design domains considered.
The role covers Whole Vehicle Systems Design – HV Battery, Switchgear, Service Disconnects, Instruments, Power Bus and Control System Architecture.
Delivering technical content for projects in the areas of marine systems electrification and high-power battery systems.
The Job - Electrical design engineer
Location – Portsmouth
Salary - £50,000 - £80,000
The Role
An opportunity exists within the Controls Group Engineering Team for an Electrical Engineer with HV knowledge and experience to support and deliver on-going projects.
Job Duties:
Responsible for the electrical systems layout, specification and delivery of systems, sub-systems and whole boat electrical architecture with the Controls Team:
  • To work on the electrical integration and application of hybrid and electric systems from prototype through to production on marine systems and electric boat projects.
  • Perform detailed electrical design calculations for low voltage and high voltage battery and vehicle systems
  • Provide electrical design and integration knowledge and support to projects
  • Develop electrical architectures for bespoke marine systems and HV battery powertrains..
  • Select and specify electrical components suitable for projects.
  • Provide electrical knowledge and design integration support to the wider engineering teams internally.
  • Develop and expand product validation plans and specifications for electrical and battery systems.
  • To interface directly with our Engineering Team, Suppliers and Boat Builders on technical issues, at our base and when required, at client sites.
  • To provide technical guidance for the development and application of control system architecture, HV power and electric systems.
  • Familiar with HV AC and DC systems, CAN architecture and the methods to minimise or eliminate electrical noise and interference.
  • Liaise with suppliers and subcontractors to agree the specification of purchased components, harness and wiring installation, and the delivery requirements for projects.
  • Work to industry standard safety and quality procedures and validation processes
  • Support the development of future products and services
  • Support business development activities and proposals with technical input
  • Be proactive, self-motivated, and demonstrate attention to detail in a design environment
The successful applicant will have a sound automotive, marine or motorsport engineering background, a number of years of experience of successfully delivering projects in a controls and electrical systems environment.
Required Qualifications and Experience:
  • Minimum degree in an Engineering or Science related discipline (e.g. electrical and electronic engineering/mechanical engineering/physics/computer science/software engineering/maths/control engineering)
  • Good knowledge of hybrid and electric driveline architectures, components and systems integration.
  • Electrical design calculations.
  • Good understanding of the operating principles of motors, inverters, power converters, battery chargers and battery systems
  • Knowledge of designing high current and automotive high voltage ( up to 1000V ) power systems, (connectors, bus bars, cables, contactors & fusing)
  • Experience of electrical component integration (up to 1000V), design & development on low volume or high volume products, particularly HV battery, propulsion systems and sub systems in a tier 1 or OEM environment
  • Familiarity with functional safety concepts and industry tools such as DFMEA, FTA, Hazard Analysis
  • Strong teamwork, organisational, oral communication, and written communication skills
  • An understanding of project delivery within a systems engineering environment
  • Experience with Electronic design packages, atex installations. 
  • Big boats // ATEX explosive regulations on boats and the wider legislation
  • Vessel specific design upgrades
Desired Qualifications and Experience:
It would be beneficial, but not essential if the applicant had some experience or knowledge in the following fields:
  • Analytical approach to solving engineering issues in a high performance environment..
  • Fluent in circuit simulation and system modelling
  • Experience in testing high power components and systems.
  • Hands on experience of working live with Hazardous Voltages systems (>50V)
If you feel you have the tranferable skills for this role please hit apply! Or contact Frank at 

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