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Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer

Employer
Ford Motor Company
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
23 Feb 2021

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Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
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Job Details

At Ford Motor Company we're working to revolutionize mobility, fuelled by new challenges and creating solutions to build a better world for everyone. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility within Commercial Vehicles (CV), we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career potential as you help us define tomorrow's transportation.

We're looking for talent that wants to take us somewhere new with a passion for bringing innovative, exciting and sustainable ideas to life. In order to help our people, we provide them with industry leading benefits (check out the 'Working at Ford Motor Company' section). We also encourage our employees to join our Employee Resource Groups (ERG), where they have the opportunity to help shape the future of Ford and the impact Ford has in the wider community.

Join the Ford family and you'll have the chance to be involved in engineering new solutions for the CV business. These solutions will have a worldwide impact and help to deliver breakthrough products and services that delight our customers.

Our values

We rely on, respect, and care for each other. We build networks and partners without boundaries. We welcome everyone's unique contributions, communicate candidly, and work together as ONE team - we are a family.

Our values are our guiding light, and the conscience for our work, and our people. At Ford, we naturally follow these values, and we hope that you do too. To learn more about our values, please visit:

https://corporate.ford.com/about/culture.html

The Role

We are looking for an Electrical Distribution Systems Engineer.

As major new technologies are being introduced to our products, the content and complexity of Electrical Distribution System (EDS) design increases, and you will have the exciting challenge to provide power and signal data (via Networks / CAN / Ethernet) as efficiently as possible throughout the entire vehicle.

You will understand the total Electrical System and make use of those skills to lead design of component interfaces, with Terminal & Connector systems and Power Distribution Boxes (PDB), manage CAD/CAE requirements and ensure correct Circuit & Fuse sizing.

Working from Dunton, 'The Home of the Transit', you will be a key member of the dynamic team that develops these specific, tailored designs, which touch every part of the vehicle & network to the multitude of modules & components that deliver the advanced features our vehicles offer.

Responsibilities
  • Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)
  • Experience and ability to judge and improve EDS designs and processes to prevent failure modes
  • Demonstrate the application and deployment of engineering quality tools (FMEA, 8D, 6-Sigma, APQP)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as one team across multiple global regions
  • Excellent administrative skills and level of organization
  • Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail
  • 3 years' experience in EDS engineering
  • Full UK driving licence


Whilst these positions are not part-time, we welcome applications from people who are, or would like to, work part-time in the event that a job share partner is available.

Salary Competitive

Role posted: 18th February 2021, closing date for applications: 19th March 2021

To excel in the role, you will need:
  • Engineering degree (Minimum 2:2)
  • Experience and ability to judge and improve EDS designs and processes to prevent failure modes
  • Demonstrate the application and deployment of engineering quality tools (FMEA, 8D, 6-Sigma, APQP)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as one team across multiple global regions
  • Excellent administrative skills and level of organization
  • Project management skills with a thorough attention to detail
  • 3 years' experience in EDS engineering
  • Full UK driving licence


Working at Ford Motor Company

Join the Ford family today to discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you'd expect from a diverse global leader. You'll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products and is always ready to go further.

At Ford, we're proud of our people and ensure we provide the best environment for our people to achieve both their personal and professional goals.

We encourage support amongst our people through Employee Resource Groups (ERG) who help shape the way Ford operates together as well as within the community: Women of Ford; Ford Parents Network; Carers Network; Disability and Accessibility ERG; Ford African Ancestry Network (FAAN); Ford Asian Association (FAA); GLOBE.



Eleven women of Ford have recently been recognised as industry champions in the British Car Industry awards: https://www.automotiveworld.com/news-releases/eleven-women-of-ford-recognised-as-industry-champions-in-autocar-great-women-in-the-british-car-industry-awards/

We've trained over 100 Mental Health First Aiders and created a media campaign internally and externally to challenge the stigma that surrounds mental health, especially in men: https://www.ford.co.uk/experience-ford/about-ford/elephant-in-the-transit

Work Life Balance

Leading family friendly policies including our industry leading maternity policy, which ensures that you will receive your basic monthly salary paid in full for 12 months. In addition to providing funding towards NCT classes, our people also have access to an on-site childcare facility at Dunton Campus.

To provide our people with the work life balance that they need, we're experimenting with new ways of working. All of our people can also request flexible Work arrangements.

Personal Development

Access to a wide range of education, personal development and health and fitness activities which include on-site gyms at most Ford locations. We encourage our people to engage in the Employee Development and Assistance Programme (EDAP) which provides funding towards such activities.

Community Days

We care about our local communities, and therefore we encourage our people to take 2 working days per year, on company time, to volunteer and make a difference. Many of our people do this with team members.

Holidays

Our holidays are generous, at least 26 days each year plus bank holidays to re-charge your batteries

Car Privilege Scheme

You can take advantage of the of the Privilege Car Scheme which means you and members of your family can purchase vehicles at discounted rate

Pension

You will be eligible to join a competitive pension arrangement

Company contributions up to a maximum of 11%

Domestic Partner Benefits

Including pension and death benefit

Ford is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity for all and is opposed to any form of less favourable treatment or harassment on the grounds of gender, marital status, civil partnership status, parental status, race, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief, gender reassignment and gender identity, age and those with caring responsibilities.
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