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Reliability Design Engineer – Electrical

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Reliability Design Engineer – Electrical

The information below covers the role requirements, expected candidate experience, and accompanying qualifications.
Location Scarborough

The CompanyIn a nutshell, we build buses and coaches. In fact, more than half of the buses you see on the roads in the UK are built by Alexander Dennis. We have a huge responsibility for keeping the world moving. We are saving the planet. Our purpose is to support Governments globally with their push to reduce pollution and improve air quality by building greener, more eco-friendly buses. We love our customers. So much so, almost every bus we build is bespoke – what the customer wants, we will do our best to deliver. We have a fantastic Canadian parent company called NFI. They welcomed us into the family in 2019, and we haven’t looked back ever since. There is no doubt about it – it was a tough 2020 for Alexander Dennis. But now we are building back, winning new orders in Germany and Ireland which will be manufactured right here in the UK. Our global footprint is pretty impressive. We have a presence in some super cool places across the world from Hong Kong to Auckland to Toronto. Want to know even more? Check out our YouTube channel here!

Your Dream Role An opportunity to really make a difference as a key design engineer working in project teams to deliver electrical & software reliability projects. Work across functions delivering electrical & software design solutions – engineering / SQA / service / operations to deliver effective design solutions for our experienced fleet of service engineers and internally for our production processes. Partner with internal and external partners of suppliers to meet and exceed quality, cost, and delivery targets for each project. This role will suit a problem solver. Identifying failure modes, driving to the root cause and delivering cost effective solutions. Work closely with Lead and Principal Engineers to identify issues, implement solutions, verify and test delivering design solutions to maintain vehicle specifications. Work within our Reliability Project Processes to document project changes applying consistently across vehicle platforms and territories, whilst also looking for ways to continually improve processes. Interact with our customers by travelling to their sites as required to identify Reliability problems in the field, assess failures and gather data, trial to develop and implement solutions. We are a fast-paced business with often competing priorities. Work cross functionally internally and externally to deliver business and customer requirements. Roles like this don’t come along often – you will have exposure to a wide range of stakeholders and complex projects globally with scope to demonstrate drive and initiative to deliver effective project outcomes.
About YouThis is the perfect opportunity for someone with experience in Electrical Systems based Engineering in a relevant field aligned to vehicle electrical systems. If you have some experience in a similar complex, global business – even better! Excellent project management skills, with experience of delivering and documenting projects to meet customer and business expectations. Have an active interest in Vehicle Technology, bringing this enthusiasm with you to work! Relationship building will come easily to you. You will be confident and won’t shy away from working with a variety of stakeholders including customers. Driven, curious, and passionate about delivering the highest quality of work at all times. A good electrical design appreciation and will be proficient in Microsoft packages for electrical systems and harness design with competence in electrical CAD (Solid Edge). Some experience with harness design (3D for example) would be beneficial. Things can be hectic here so you will have the ability to work unsupervised, often to tight deadlines. Generally, someone who fits into our culture – approachable, with a strong work ethic and a desire to succeed.
RequirementsHNC or Degree in Electrical Engineering or a similar discipline. Able to travel between our UK sites as required.
BenefitsThe opportunity to work for a company doing amazing things for our environment. Be coached and mentored by highly experienced and knowledgeable stakeholders. A competitive salary package – we aim to reward our people at the level they deserve. A half day every Friday. Yes, every Friday. A long weekend, every weekend. We don’t employ people and tell them what to do. You will have the opportunity to change and improve the way we do things which is always good for your personal development. If this sounds like you, and you’re interested in coming ‘aboard’, then we would love to hear from you. Alongside uploading your CV, please share a short cover letter detailing why you’re interested and why we should hire you!

We care deeply about being inclusive and we encourage applications from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.

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