Senior Electrical Design Engineer

Subsea Craft

Advanced Maritime Technology

Senior Electrical Design Engineer

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Closing date: 31st January 2023

Who we are: Subsea Craft is a fast growing, privately-funded, UK-based SME delivering Advanced Maritime Technology. We leverage our team’s defence experience with cross-industry partnerships in the field of advanced naval engineering. Our flagship product, VICTA, is a Diver Delivery Unit – a surface submersible craft designed to operate at speed over range and capable of rapid transition beneath the surface to operate submerged, enabling the discreet delivery and recovery of divers. It is a unique, innovative British product focused primarily on the defence market but with utility beyond.

We are looking for an energetic electrical design engineer to drive forward the development of world leading advanced maritime technology. The successful candidate will be driven by innovation and strive to deliver excellence in everything they do.    

As an Electrical Design Engineer, you will play a crucial role in the development of cutting-edge maritime technology. You will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing the electrical systems that power and control various components within maritime platforms. Your expertise will contribute to the advancement of sustainable transportation technology.

Responsibilities will include:  

System Design and Integration:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including mechanical engineers, software engineers, and systems engineers to integrate electrical systems seamlessly into the overall design.
  • Design and layout of electrical systems, including power distribution, wiring harnesses, connectors, and control modules, motor control, battery management, and charging systems.
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and safety regulations in all aspects of electrical design.

Prototyping and Testing:

  • Develop prototypes of electrical systems and components for validation and testing purposes.
  • Collaborate with testing teams to conduct functional, performance, and safety tests on electrical systems, diagnosing and resolving any issues that arise.
  • Identify opportunities for innovation and propose improvements to enhance the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of EV electrical systems.

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Create detailed documentation, schematics, wiring diagrams, and technical reports related to electrical design.
  • Communicate design concepts and findings effectively to team members, management, and stakeholders.


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Electrical / Mechatronics engineering qualifications to degree level or a minimum of 5 years industry experience with an apprenticeship qualification.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical design (e.g., AutoCAD, or similar).
  • Experience working with 3D CAD systems is advantageous but not critical.
  • Hazardous Voltages (DC) and CAN Bus experience is advantageous but not critical.   
  • Experience with simulation and analysis tools for electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of electric vehicle architectures, power electronics, and battery management systems.
  • Familiarity with industry standards and regulations related to electric vehicles.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities.
  • Prior experience in electric vehicle design or automotive electronics is a plus.
  • Experience with preparing and submitting detailed design specifications of high value projects.  
  • A proactive individual with strong commitment and self-motivation. 
  • Willingness to embrace innovation and creativity – Lateral thinking is encouraged.  
  • Test and commissioning experience

Values: Our people are our greatest asset, we continually strive to provide an excellent working environment to enable our team to do their best work. We have an agile professional workforce: we are founded on the belief that our people are valued and our business is trusted, inclusive and commercially-adept.

What we expect from you:

  • Teamwork, mutual respect and collaboration
  • Initiative and independent working
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Business and commercial awareness
  • Agility, adaptability and continuous development

What we offer:

  • Private Healthcare
  • Life Insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Unlimited Paid Holiday
  • Ongoing professional development and training
  • Pension contribution
  • Office based role with flexible working options.
  • A culture of diversity and innovative thinking
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Our mission is to secure the competitive advantage through the accelerated research, development, and delivery of maritime technology.