Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Harnessing & Vehicle Integration

Irvine, CA /
Electrical Hardware – Hardware Design /
Full Time
We’re looking for highly capable harness design/electrical packaging (CAD based) engineers to join our growing team, working on a selection of really cool vehicles!

This role is a lot more than a typical large OEM harness job … you’ll ‘own’ a zone of the vehicle where you’ll be responsible for all harnessing, and lead the packaging of a large portfolio of electrical components, from concept, through start of production & beyond.

So if you think you’re a dynamic, proactive, inquisitive engineer, who wants to push the boundaries of what an automotive electrical system can be, please get in touch, right away!
·       Own a ‘zone’ of a vehicle, where you’ll be responsible for the 3D design of wiring harnesses within CATIA V6.
·       You’ll also help with the integration / packaging of a number of electrical components such as ECU’s, sensors, antenna’s, audio components etc. within your zone.
·       Work closely with the harness design release engineer (DRE), who is responsible for 2D – harness drawing creating and collation of device transmittals (DT’s).
·       Consider all aspects of component integration such as UI/UX, EMC, service, manufacturing build feasibility, thermal, durability, mounting, ensuring correct clearances, NVH, liquid ingress, component functionality etc.
·       Create scheme models of brackets & injection moulded formers to support the harness routing, and retain electrical components.
·       Interface regularly with multiple business functions such as other engineering departments (Body, Interior, Chassis, Package etc.), styling & studio, industrial design, HMI, UI/UX, product strategy, service, manufacturing, NVH etc.
·       Ensure the wiring harnesses have full electrical connectivity to allow a KBL export.
·       Represent the department design reviews.
·       Design parts within tight timeframes, dictated by high level program planning.
·       Participate in cost down / mass down workshops.
·       10+ years-experience of 3D wiring harness design in a CAD package such as CATIA V6, ideally within automotive, though other sectors will be considered.
·       Possess a B.S. degree (or above), though other qualifications & experience will be considered.
·       Be a proficient CAD designer, capable of using the electrical, surface and solid ‘work-benches’.
·       Understand harness design ‘best practice’, such as acceptable bend rads, regular clipping points & required clearances.
·       The ability to read ‘topology’ and circuit diagrams to a basic level.
·       Ability to work under time pressure.
·       Be a strong and effective communicator.
·       Be able to work independently, under your own initiative.
Department: Electrical Engineering
Location: Irvine, CA

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