Electrical Design Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Isle of Wight, Cowes
07 Sep 2018
28 Sep 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Electrical Design Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of radar products? We currently have a vacancy for an Electrical Design Engineer at our site in Cowes, Isle of Wight.

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you will be working as part of the Product and Training Services (P&TS) Engineering Function that delivers all design, development, support to manufacturing and in-service support of radar products. This is a technical role relating to the Electrical aspects of radar hardware design. You will undertake design and design maintenance tasks in respect of both new products and technology insertion into legacy products.

Radar is an exciting and unique engineering field, with increasingly sophisticated electronics, materials, and signal processing, leading to remarkable advances in the cost and performance of individual and networked radar systems. This role will provide you with the chance to develop as an engineer, with the potential for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as an Electrical Design Engineer will involve:

Conducting a wide range of activities including feasibility studies, research, design, development and post design services, involving the full Engineering Lifecycle, to meet defined project or business requirements

Ensuring that work is undertaken in accordance with company, safety, environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation

Carrying out the design of AC distribution systems including sizing, generation, protection, UPS and control across a range of power levels up to 1MW

Carrying out the design of DC distribution systems including specification of power supplies, converters, including sizing, protection, and control

Carrying out the design of motor drives, control, and positioning systems

Specifying the design of data links, data protocols, networks and servicing the requirements of procured radio communications equipment

Carrying out EMC management and verification, including design verification using a combination of simulation, analysis, test techniques plus support to EMC test houses and customer installation

Drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients

Your skills and qualifications as an Electrical Design Engineer:


Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering (or strongly related subject)


Electrical design/ development experience

Knowledge of operating in a defence or high safety integrity environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to work effectively both independently, as well as within a team, with an honest and transparent attitude to the professional working environment.

Location: Cowes, Isle of Wight

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

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