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Electrical Design Engineer

Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
21/12/2018 - Expiring soon!
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Ocado’s Product Development team are revolutionising the next wave of automation within engineering, we need a talented Electrical Design Engineer to design our latest and greatest machines and robots.

Electrical Design Engineer

What will I be doing?

Design of electrical machines and systems for products that are required for products into Ocado customer fulfilment centres.

Currently there are 4 Electrical Design engineers. The current team reports into the Manager – Design. This role will report into the Electronics and Electrical Engineering manager.

Who will I work with?

  • Mechanical, Structural, Electronics Design Engineers
  • Engineering Project Managers
  • Reliability Engineering
  • Vendors and Suppliers
  • Installation team
  • External design consultancies

 This role does not have any budget responsibilities.

What are the key parts of my role?

  • Selecting and configuring controls, power and safety system architecture for new automation equipment for AC & DC systems.
  • Designing automated machines, their sub systems or their components using control systems, machinery systems and sub-systems
  • Specifying and selecting electrical components, for EU and International applications
  • Power calculations and budgeting
  • Conducting and participating design review for new product designs and changes/modifications to existing designs.
  • Design of robotic cells and pick and place systems.
  • Solving engineering problems plus relevant investigation activities, and present root cause analysis and solutions.
  • Approving and signing off drawings.
  • Supporting the transfer to a contract manufacturer for machines with production volumes from 10 offs to 10000s
  • Working with relevant regulations.
  • Setting electrical engineering best practice within the R&D Team.
  • Be able to review design outputs from both internal and external design resources.
  • Advising on test procedures and test rigs
  • Support development of design verification test plans.

 Skills, Experience and Qualifications we would like to see:

  • Ability to select standard components and design automation products
  • Experience on working on electrical cabinets and control systems for applications globally
  • Demonstrated evidence of working with suppliers and contract manufacturers
  • Experience of developing products to medium manufacturing volumes.
  • Experience of full product development lifecycle.
  • Experience of working on Eplan and Matlab

 Preferred (in addition to minimum)

  • Experience of simulation of electrical systems


  - Worked actively on DFMEA, PFMEA

  - Essential Software: Eplan, Microsoft office (particularly PowerPoint and Excel), Visio, Matlab

  - Presentation skills

  - Documentation skills

  - Ability to develop and maintain electrical calculators, thermal modelling of system electrical components

  - Desirable: experience of simulation, electromechanical architecture

  - Working to requirements, developing Functional design specifications.

The Ocado Way

At Ocado, in everything we do, we strive to offer the very best to our customers - the best service, the best quality and the very best customer experience. That begins with each and every one of us and how we behave.

Our values are Ocado’s DNA; they act as a guide for everything we say and do. ‘The Ocado Way’ develops our values into the details about the way we do things - how we act and work together with each other and our customers. It describes how you need to behave at work to make a real and positive impact on our success.

To read more about The Ocado Way and please click here.

Benefits Package

  - Pension

  - Life Assurance

  - Private Medical Insurance

  - 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service

  - Employee Assistance Program

  - Free Shares

  - Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn schemes

  - Discounted shopping on Ocado, Smart Pass and destination site

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