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Lead\Senior Electrical & Electronic (E&E) Design Engineer

(with electrical CAD proficiency)

W.D.M Limited is an industry leader located in the Bristol area specialising in the design, production and operation of multi-functional, high technology road surveying vehicles and equipment.

We are currently seeking an experienced Electronical & Electronic Design Engineer to work in our multi-disciplined Research and Development team.

You will be technically responsible for the company’s electrical systems fitted to its existing and future products.  This is a key role and will appeal to somebody who enjoys being involved in the full product life cycle of turnkey projects. Furthermore, this is an ideal time to join the well-established privately owned company, based in North East Bristol, as it embarks on its next stage of growth.

As the engineer responsible for the bespoke E&E systems fitted to road and pavement survey equipment, you will be expected to carry out the following tasks:

  • Project manage the electrical system development from concept to delivery.
  • Report project progress to the Head of Engineering.
  • Lead the electrical installation and electrical maintenance staff as required, providing direction, support and guidance.
  • Collaborate with engineering staff at all levels ensuring reliable, robust and economical electrical systems are produced.
  • Capture and specify the electrical systems requirements.
  • With the aid of an electrical CAD drawing package and MS Office, design and specify in detail, the implementation for the following electrical subsystems:
    • Switchgear
    • Controlgear
    • Control & instrumentation interface circuits
    • Wiring
    • Electrical panel layout
  • Carryout and document technical design calculations.
  • Engage with suppliers to source appropriate electrical COTS products at the best price.
  • Prepare bill of materials.
  • Raise and track orders, ensuring components are supplied just-in-time.
  • Liaise with component suppliers to resolve technical issues.
  • Verify the installation matches the specification.
  • Verify conformance to Low voltage and EMC directives.
  • Diagnose faults and oversee the rectification of electrical system faults.
  • Generate end user documentation for the company’s electrical vehicle systems.
  • Review and where necessary update existing electrical specification drawings.
  • Port legacy electrical drawings into a modern electrical CAD package.
  • Provide appropriate documentation to meet regulatory standards (e.g. CE marking).
  • Provide electrical systems technical support for WDM’s operational road survey vehicles.
  • Ensure the company’s vehicle E&E systems meets electrical Health and Safety Requirements.

Essential Criteria

Technical Skills

  • Qualified or experienced to degree Level, HNC/HND or NVQ 4, 5 or higher in E&E engineering.
  • Excellent understanding of electrical circuits and theory.
  • Competent at generating electrical schematics and layout drawings using a CAD package.
  • Experience of specifying:
    • DC & AC electrical power systems fed from a battery source
    • Control and Instrumentation systems
    • Electrical systems which comply with the Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Experience of designing and verifying conformance to IET Wiring Regulations.
  • Experience of achieving compliance with the Low Voltage and EMC directives.
  • Focused on systems’ costs, longevity, reliability, robustness and electrical safety.
  • Track record of delivery projects on time and within budget.

Soft Skills

  • An all-rounder who enjoys problem solving.
  • Takes a positive and proactive approach to work.
  • An attitude of continuous improvement.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and to take direction when required.
  • Able to lead technical staff and project manage E&E engineering development tasks.
  • Comfortable with the peer review and evaluate process.
  • Relaxed with sharing knowledge with colleagues and working in a team.

Desirable Criteria

  • Registered as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer.
  • Member of the IET.
  • Experience in technical leadership of E&E skilled and semi-skilled staff.
  • Familiar with using version control tools for project documentation.
  • Working knowledge of:
    • Control of DC motors
    • Laser instrumentation systems
    • PLC systems
    • GPS systems
  • Experience in the design and specification of electrical systems for mobile applications.

Working Hours/Benefits

Normal working hours are from 8.00 hours to 17.00 hours Monday to Thursday and 8.00 hours to 16.00 hours Friday. A one hour lunch break is normally taken from 12.00 noon to 13.00 hours.

Holidays ~ 25 days per annum plus recognised public holidays.

The company operates a pension scheme which fully complies with all pension scheme automatic enrolment legislation.

Competitive salary dependent upon qualifications/experience.

To apply, or for further information, email: jobs@wdm.co.uk, or apply direct  to richardd@wdm.co.uk, or write to Mr. R.Dal Lago, W.D.M. Limited, North View, Staple Hill, Bristol. BS16 4NX
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