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Electrical Design Engineer

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About Textron Specialized Vehicles

Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of golf cars, utility and personal transportation vehicles, and ground support equipment. Textron Specialized Vehicles markets products under the E-Z-GO®, Cushman®, Bad Boy®, TUG™ and Douglas™ brands; Its vehicles are found in environments ranging from golf courses to factories, airports to planned communities, and theme parks to hunting preserves.

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Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna, Beechcraft, Hawker, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, Textron Systems, and TRU Simulation + Training. 


Ransomes Jacobsen Ltd are seeking an Entry Level Electrical Design Engineer who will be based in Ipswich in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Engineering Director. In this position, you will design and develop new hybrid and electric-powered turf care equipment, validate design changes to new and existing equipment, and resolve warranty problems associated with new and existing equipment. You will also be responsible for solving a variety of technical problems of moderate to difficult scope and complexity and ensure projects are executed per the agreed upon timing, cost, quality, and product requirements.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design hybrid and electric-powered turf care equipment and integrate associated systems and components;
  • Design and integrate the following systems/components into hybrid and electric-powered turf care equipment: Micro-Controllers, inductive sensors, DC/AC motors, DC generators, converters, linear actuators, complex electrical harnesses - including low and high power cable designs, and CAN-bus;
  • Develop and utilise new energy sources (i.e. Lithium battery, Zinc-air, etc);
  • Experience with Matlab/Simulink simulation software, FEA (electromagnetic or thermal flow analysis, Flow Tran etc.), and Lab view programming a plus;
  • Working knowledge of the following electrical standards: UL 583, EN 1175-1, ANSI B56.1 (safety standards for electric industrial vehicles) and
  • ANSI/NFPA 70-1 993 (National Electrical Code) a plus;
  • Capable of programming in C/C++ and assembly for embedded powertrain controllers highly desired;
  • Develop and utilise project timelines for engineering tasks;
  • Develop and utilise functional specifications;
  • Develop and utilise DFMEA’s for components and assemblies;
  • Develop design validation plans (DVP&R’s);
  • Investigate and review of design patent opportunities and infringements and file patent disclosures;
  • Develop design packaging layouts, particularly as they pertain to electrical harnesses and systems;
  • Develop and release engineering component and assembly drawings;
  • Resolve and document test issues/failures using the 8D process;
  • Perform design for assembly and manufacturing assessments on components and assemblies;
  • Ensure products are certified to all applicable government standards (CE Certification, CARB Compliance, etc);
  • Possess and demonstrate skills that provide solutions to a variety of technical and managerial problems of moderate to difficult scope and complexity. Solutions should show elements of uniqueness and creativity;
  • Possess and demonstrate a complete understanding and general application of electrical engineering principles theories, concepts and techniques;
  • Work under general supervision and follow established procedures, but also show independent thinking in problem resolution;
  • Responsible for complying with all federal, state and local laws as well as internal policies, as outlined, and any other applicable policies and regulations, and ensuring your direct reports comply with these laws and policies;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications/Skills/Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering required;
  • A minimum of at least one years’ experience in Electrical Design is preferred – this can include a placement year;
  • Experience in electrical systems design and experience with hybrid or electrically powered vehicles or equipment is desirable;
  • Self-motivating and able to work with low levels of supervision to defined objectives;
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • £26,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • Ipswich (Suffolk)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Electrical

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