Job Description

Senior Electrical Development Engineer

Up to £43,000

Clevedon based

Outsource UK's client is a leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products, exhaust management systems and related value-added services, and their Clevedon site is looking to recruit a Senior Electrical Development Engineer to work in the Sustaining Department.


  • To maintain the design of modules/sub-assemblies of existing products in accordance with procedures / engineering change process, ensuring that the required safety, reliability, quality and cost targets are met
  • To ensure continual conformance to the relevant international, national and industry safety standards for existing products
  • To verify that any changes or new designs conform to the relevant design standards by calculation and/or testing as appropriate
  • Responsible for the detailed documentation and maintenance of the design (drawings, design data, BOM, test data) ensuring all relevant information is recorded/updated in a timely manner and placed in the correct location within Technical Construction File (TCF), project folder, or uploaded to the project SharePoint site as appropriate
  • Provide support for manufacturing if there are issues in build or final test when required
  • Provide electrical support for Continuous Improvement Projects (CIP) when required
  • Provide electrical support for Customer Support Group when required


  • To coordinate the design and development tasks on larger projects in assistance to the Lead Engineer and Project Manager
  • To lead HAZOP, DFMEA studies and risk analysis techniques according to best practice ensuring that resulting actions are included in a verification test plan, factory acceptance test or final test and commissioning document
  • To participate in the direction and development of more junior Engineers and Designers
  • To carry out/participate in and record risk assessments as required in the execution of a project
  • To ensure engineering changes are concluded in accordance with the planned schedule
  • Type testing and compliance testing of designs, including design of experiment
  • Perform engineering calculations
  • Use ACADE for updates to existing / generation of new electrical schematics and cable assemblies
  • Check electrical drawing packages, ensuring design specifications are met
  • Data Analysis - to analyse experimental data, summarise and document conclusions in report format
  • Design Reviews - to conduct high quality design reviews (specification, concept and critical)
  • Sample Approval - to support sample approval of new parts and assemblies
  • Problem Solving - to solve problems both in-house and on customers' site and resolve with practical solutions - use of a range of problem-solving techniques, e.g., 8D, Ishikawa etc.
  • To generate innovative ideas and contribute to new processes and product improvements.
  • To work closely with Marketing and other business functions including other electrical engineering teams
  • To generate work packs for external drawing resources contracted to support achievable deadlines and provide feedback on their tasks (checking work, detailing any rework requirements, monitoring completion rate of tasks)

Qualifications & Experience:

  • A good Electrical / Electronic Engineering degree (or other engineering qualification depending on experience)
  • Ability to form and lead teams, coordinating actions to specific goals
  • Used to working in a multidisciplinary environment
  • Experience in directing the work, mentoring and supporting more junior engineers and designers
  • A high level of CAD skills (AutoCAD Electrical preferred and/or other electrical drafting tools)
  • A good understanding of system electrical schematics and preferably Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs)
  • Positive attitude and ability to work under pressure to tight deadlines
  • Ability to self-manage, plan and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Confidence in communications to all levels of a business for project status
  • Ability to convey design intent concisely to all levels (Upper management, Project Managers, Lead Engineers, peers and other members of the team) - to inform and to educate

For more information contact Liam Fahey on 0161 694 9207 or email

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