Copello have partnered with a defence company focusing in supplying fully integrated maritime rack enclosures for combat surface ships.


They are now seeking an experienced Electrical Design Engineer to join the team


Primary deliverables include:


Electrical Design:


  • Provide electrical design authority for existing and new electrical projects, answering design questions and helping to resolve arising issues.
  • Design and develop electrical systems in support of complex design to order projects.
  • Create system schematics, circuit diagrams, cable assemblies, wiring lists and electrical bill of materials, including specifying wires, cables and connectors and electrical devices.
  • Provide electrical and electronic subject matter expert advice to the rest of the engineering team.
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting designs reviews and if required, generating minutes from Design Reviews.
  • Ensures design files and information are kept up to date and stored in accordance with departmental procedures.
  • Experience of using the company’s preferred design tools: Solidworks Electrical, Microsoft Visio, standard 2D CAD packages.
  • Follows departmental processes and ensures adherence with ISO9001. Where needed, highlight improvements in current practices and take active steps to develop improvements for review and release into the company’s BMS system.
  • Prepare and communicate specifications for the purchase of materials and equipment/tooling with purchasing and, where necessary, with suppliers. 
  • Creation of technical reports and documentation as required.

Regulatory Compliance: 

  • Ensure designs and products meet codes of practice and recognised standards applicable to the company and/or the customer.
  • Apply due diligence and make best efforts to comply with regulatory requirements and/or identify risks if compliance requirements cannot be met.


  • Provide information in a timely manner to support pre-sales bid work including concept designs.
  • Work with purchasing and suppliers to select parts, obtain quotes and prepare specifications.
  • Work collaboratively with the engineering teams and production to document, build and verify prototype parts and when needed train build operators. Recommend modifications following prototype test results.
  • Make sure product can be made reliably and will perform consistently in the specified operating environments. Define critical dimensions for measurement and assessment by incoming inspection.


Engineering Support:


  • Be responsive to engineering support requests and ensure time estimates and accurate and work complete on time. Provide regular status regarding progress of issues.
  • Where needed recommend, help rework or train production operatives to successfully complete rework of non-conforming material using suitable equipment and tools.


Candidate Profile:

  • Working on multiple electrical design projects of moderate and major size.
  • Experience of designing AC and DC systems
  • Design defence applications
  • Knowledge base for working on low and medium voltage AC power systems
  • Experience working on low voltage DC power and communication systems


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