Project Engineer - Electrical Modules

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Project Engineer - Electrical Modules

Posted 01 February 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Permanent
Discipline Connected Car Systems
Contact NameCharlotte Sujeeun

Job description

Position Title: Project Engineer - Electrical Modules

Duration: Permanent

Location: Midlands

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


  • Engineering, development, integration and validation of various electrical modules (ECUs, Sensors and Actuators etc.) into the overall vehicle electrical architecture in collaboration with Functional Departments, technical partners and Tier 1 suppliers.
  • The role will require to be working in some of the key areas as owners for electrical modules
  • Central Compute Unit and Zonal Controllers within top of the range zonal architecture
  • Body Electrical Components e.g. Door Modules, Various actuators & sensors, Electronic Toll Collection etc.
  • Autonomous Drive / ADAS components e.g. LiDAR, RADAR, Camera Modules, Ultrasonic Sensors etc.
  • Passive Safety Components e.g. Airbag Control Module, Sensors etc.
  • Body Security Components e.g. Body / Zonal Controller, Keys, Alcolock etc.
  • Antenna System Components e.g. Smart Antenna, Wi-Fi, Antenna, RF Module
  • Power Supplies e.g. 12V Li-Ion Battery, USBs, Wireless Charging, 230V Power sockets etc.
  • Development and maintenance of requirements specifications, timing plans, systems calibration and validation requirements throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Guidance to EDS and Packaging teams to ensure that control units, modules and peripherals are correctly located and packaged in accordance with installation and wiring requirements.
  • Manage compliance with any necessary functional safety, legislative, electrical, environmental and EMC requirements.
  • Lead system review, verification & validation activities including FMEAs, test planning and functionality tests throughout the development lifecycle.
  • Represent the Electrical Department in status meetings and engineering reviews. Also represent GMT in external working groups relating to the responsible components / ECUs.
  • Fault identification and resolution including management of issues to closure following a robust 8D process. Acting as an authority for concessions or escalate as required.
  • 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.
  • 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 across various prototype / development builds
  • Leadership/participation in system review, verification & validation activities.
  • Responsible for DFMEA, 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.
  • 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:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience within the respective area applying for
  • Understanding Automotive New Product Development Process, Milestones and deliverables for each phases
  • Demonstrable experience of automotive electrical components' design, development and manufacture
  • Good experience and knowledge of vehicle electrical systems, ECUs and other electrically wired components
  • Wide-ranging in-depth expert understanding of electrical systems, software features/functions, electrical architectures and systems design/integration.
  • Working knowledge of CAN, FlexRay, automotive ethernet, LIN networks and vehicle diagnostics.
  • Working knowledge of relevant homologation standards, ISO26262 and EuroNCAP
  • Understanding of Functional Safety and Cyber Security requirements for a global market vehicle
  • Experience in design for good electrical and EMC performance.
  • Established contacts within the automotive 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.
  • Excellent understanding of 2D drawings, electrical circuits
  • Experience in creating Engineering Change Requests and managing the implementation of the changes through design release internally and externally.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Additional Project Management qualification is desirable.