Electrical Design Authority

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    United Kingdom

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    Jeanette Davies

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  • Published:

    almost 3 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Our client requires an Electrical DA to lead the Electrical/Electronic design acceptance activity on a major Armoured Fighting Vehicle programme.

Reporting directly to the Project Chief Engineer, you will be customer facing and demand the credibility to sell off Electrical/Electronic Architecture against first the Sub-System and then System level requirements. This will demand experience of working within the Def Stan 61-5 Part 6 and IEC61508, to gain full functional safety accreditation.

Required Capability

• Hardware electrical power and circuit protection design experience

• Demonstrable implementation experience of power and control strategies

• Electrical/Electronics design and experience of low voltage (DC) high current power distribution.

• Distributed control and Interface experience.

• Working at system level, with suppliers/customers both internal and external.

• Able to work at unit level, with ability to understand and develop detailed technical trades.

• Product Development Process awareness

• Knowledge of hardware and bus protocols including: CAN, SSI, RS422, IBIS, Ethernet, 1553

• Use and selection of motor technologies and drive solutions

Desired Capability

• Saber RD simulation experience.

• Experience with Def Stan 61-5 part 6.

• Practical electrical installation, harness and busbar design experience.

• Prior ground vehicle design, integration and field trial experience.

• Practical past experience with 28V vehicle power generation and distribution system.

• Knowledge of EMC, and power system design to minimise signatures (Electric and Magnetic field).

• Experience of working in a structured development process environment.

• Knowledge of EMC

• Ability to support and manage aspects of assembly, integration and test.

• Experience of schematic capture and PCB layout.

• Awareness of MISRA, DO-178C and IEC61508 design. Relevant experience/understanding of the expectations of being employed in a safety critical marketplace (e.g. aerospace/medical/military).