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Electrical CAD Designer

United Kingdom
Job Description

Are you an Electrical CAD Designer? We are seeking a Designer to work as a key member of the Hardware Engineering team, this role will work to create electrical designs and drawings to deliver on a Defence maritime platform management project.

Due to continued growth to support a high profile project, this role is increasing our existing Electrical CAD Design team capability and experience.

Different thinking for a Different world

Northrop Grumman is a dynamic global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions worldwide. We have over 2,500 employees across Europe and a rapidly expanding UK operation.

In Northrop Grumman’s rapidly growing UK Defence business, we support our customers’ work to create world-class mission capabilities.

As a part of Northrop Grumman you will use your skills to make a difference in our mission of enabling global security. Our company grows because of our employees' dedication and commitment to achieving this goal.

With a belief in rewarding the dedication shown by our staff, Northrop Grumman gives employees access to a benefits package that provides you with health& well-being benefits, discount schemes, pension benefits and investment in your future development, but most importantly the flexibility to balance your professional career with your personal life.

How you will make a difference

Key Responsibilities

  • Produce and review electrical schematics in accordance with relevant standards and internal Computer Aided Design (CAD) processes, using AutoCAD Electrical
  • Develop and maintain component libraries to support electrical schematic activities
  • Provide electrical engineering support to the Electrical Design Engineering team
  • Understand and interpret PI&D control systems, where required
  • Create, modify, maintain and manage electrical schematics for power and control systems
  • Support Electrical Design Engineering team in component selection through analysis and justification
  • Produce, modify, maintain and manage technical documents to support contractual deliverables (e.g. specifications, design documents, Bill of Materials (BOMs) etc.)
  • Manage and adhere to configuration management processes for baseline control throughout the full project lifecycle
  • Manage and adhere to change control processes, providing input to impact assessments
  • Collaboratively support other engineering and supporting functions from an electrical schematic perspective
  • To be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements
Person Specification
Essential qualifications / experience 
  • Strong experience in an Electrical Design Engineering position
  • Engineering Degree in related discipline (experienced Electrical Design Engineers without a degree will also be considered)
  • Proficient user of AutoCAD Electrical or similar (2+ years)
  • Ability to work independently on own initiative, as well as within a collaborative team environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in a complex and rapidly changing environment
  • Hold SC clearance or ability to achieve it
 Preferred qualifications / experience 
  • Experience of working within a team developing Naval Platform Management Systems (PMS) for surface and sub-surface programmes
  • Understanding and working knowledge of Defence programmes
  • Experience in battery technology and management systems
  • Experience in electrical power distribution design
  • Experience in Defence Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standards (e.g. Def Stan 59-411)
  • Familiarity with electrical panel/enclosure/cabinet design
Other requirements
  • Travel requirements: Occasional UK travel may be required to attend team/customer meetings and training activities
  • Clearance requirements: Post-holder must/able to hold and maintain UK Government clearances where required
  • Looking for flexibility? Speak to us at application stage about what may be possible