Project Engineer - EDS

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Project Engineer - EDS

Posted 01 February 2024
Salary £50000 - £56000 per annum
Job type Permanent
Discipline EV & Electrical Systems
Contact NameCharlotte Sujeeun

Job description

Position Title: Project Engineer - EDS

Duration: Permanent

Location: Midlands

  • Our Client currently has exciting opportunities for Project Engineer - EDS to join our Electronics Team in a Midlands-based location.


  • Responsible for Electrical interface definition with all function groups in association with system designers
  • Responsible for Commodity attributes such as Quality, Costs, Timing, Weight
  • Responsible to deliver commodities within budget through regular supplier liaison and tracking DVP status, meeting all legislative requirements.
  • Manage third party supplier or circuit engineers through the design of EDS for circuits and schematics across various prototype / development builds
  • Support Design and development tasks relating primarily to low voltage wiring, fusing systems, component packaging and electrical power distribution including the creation of specifications, drawings, reports and sign-off documentation
  • Manage build-to-print supplier through the development process
  • Support for high voltage wiring and distribution systems engineering as required.
  • Support for the preparation and approval of component data sheets and schematics in conjunction with other function groups, our technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers.
  • Guidance to ensure that wiring and electrical hardware are correctly located and packaged in accordance with installation, environmental and EMC requirements.
  • Leadership/participation in system review, verification & validation activities.
  • Fault identification and resolution including management of issues to closure though business' robust 8D process.
  • Release ownership of Harnesses and Change Control Management
  • Responsible for DFMEA, Routing Quality Assessment (RQA), DVP&R (Electrical & Mechanical), PV sign-off, Engineering Sign-off
  • Support Sub-system Design Reviews, DFMEA and Supplier FMEAs
  • Tier 1 supplier management and co-ordination including support for Procurement, Logistics and Quality throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Provision of support and training to Manufacturing and Service departments.
  • Support various prototype and development builds including labcar / test rig build where required
  • Work closely with other departments such as Quality, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Programs, Logistics, Service and workshops

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Understanding Automotive New Product Development Process, Milestones and deliverables for each phases
  • Demonstrable experience of automotive electrical wiring and power distribution system design, development and manufacture
  • Good experience and knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, ECUs and other electrically wired components
  • Experience in design for good electrical and EMC performance.
  • Good contacts within the EDS supplier eco-system including Tier 1 and component suppliers.
  • Knowledge of hybrid and full-electric electrical vehicle architectures and wiring systems would be advantageous.
  • Experience of visualisation using CATIA V5 or V6 or lightweight file viewers would be useful.
  • Desirable experience circuit design, wiring/fusing systems and electrical packaging.
  • Excellent understanding of 2D drawings, electrical circuits
  • Experience in creating Harness Change Requests and managing the implementation of the changes through design release and suppliers
  • Understanding of harnesses re-works and interrogate vehicle circuits.
  • Hands on experience of minor electrical reworks is highly desirable.
  • Experience of system/component delivery within an APQP, six sigma or similar framework (FMEA, quality planning, PPAP etc).
  • Experience in leading DFMEA and System (Electrical Interface) Reviews
  • Experience in managing harness complexities, component databases (DTs)
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulations and standards
  • Experience is harness testing & validation process and engineering sign-off
  • Ability to use various engineering development tools and collaborative platforms such as Microsoft Office 365.
  • This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may be reasonably required by the Management Team.
  • Honour's Degree in Electrical
  • Honour's degree in similar areas such as Electronics, Control Systems, Automotive acceptable with relevant experience in the field
  • Other recognised engineering qualifications combined with relevant significant experience will be considered.