Electrical Build Engineer

Rate: £24.00 - £26.00 per hour

Industry: Automotive

Job Type: Contract

Location: West Midlands

Reference: 27327-aj

Expiration date: 06 June 2017


Job Purpose: The purpose of this role is to provide technical support for all electrical systems of prototype vehicles/bucks during both construction and commissioning. To facilitate both whole vehicle & component testing in line with design verification programme objectives.

Key Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Co-ordinate with program team, PMT groups to determine electrical specification of prototype vehicles and develop BOM.
  • Develop electrical component and software ok to build documentation. Monitor update and report on the electrical OKTB status.
  • Liaise with external suppliers
  • Develop RFQ’s to cover electrical modifications to prototype components e.g. wiring harnesses.
  • Liaise with suppliers to ensure high quality electrical prototype components are provided in a timely manner.
  • Use appropriate diagnostic tools to investigate electrical problems and identify concerns. Then in consultation with the relevant PMT area develop and implement robust solutions.
  • Manufacture / sub-assembly of relevant components i.e. breakout boxes, gateway modules.
  • Co-ordinate with electrical PMT to develop the configuration AED files specific for each build.


Qualifications & Experience:

  • Automotive / Electrical engineering degree or equivalent experience.
  • HEV – High Voltage Training
  • Specialised knowledge of auto electrics, harness manufacture, and electronic module experience (diagnostics) is essential.
  • Recent experience of vehicle programing and coding principles – Specific Mercedes vehicle electrical architecture knowledge would be beneficial
  • Working knowledge of Monaco programing tool would be desirable.
  • Experience in prototype engineering build environment with responsibility for electrical diagnosis and problem resolution.
  • Working knowledge of current CAN/FLEXRAY communication networks as well as Canalyser diagnostic experience.
  • Hybrid and Electric vehicle experience / working with high voltage systems
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft products.
  • The ability to read, interpret and work to engineering circuit drawings /process sheets is essential.
  • The candidate must be able to carry out basic circuit design of experiment work & problem solving.
  • Able to form effective working relationships across many functions.
  • Work effectively as part of a team or on own.
  • Proactively seeks to resolve issues.
  • Able to lead and inspire a small team
  • Able to communicate confidently and clearly
  • Able to set and deliver targets
  • Strategic thinking and decision making skills – able to think outside the box
  • Strong technical focus, high quality mind-set
  • Flexible approach to working hours
  • Travel may be required UK and overseas