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Lead Electrical & Electronic Design Engineer

AB Dynamics
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15 Sep 2021

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ABOUT AB Dynamics

AB Dynamics is one of the world's leading specialists in automotive test systems, supplying a range of advanced solutions including driving robots, ADAS soft crash targets and driving simulators to all major vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers globally. The company's unique technology is used for many applications including the development of autonomous vehicles.

Role Overview

Working within a small electrical and electronic design team, you will develop technologically complex, high-value products from conception through to production. These projects will often involve a multi-disciplinary team of Mechanical, Electrical, Software and Project Engineers. You will work predominantly on robotic projects for our Track Test Department which supplies OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers with R&D equipment for their automotive development efforts, notable examples being our GST and Launchpad.

  • Research and develop innovative new technologies to bring them into our knowledge base e.g., 5G, Lithium-Ion Batteries, EtherCAT, GANFET switching technologies.
  • Develop custom Electrical and Electronic solutions, including full system designs, for our products and for assisting with the manufacture and test/commissioning of our products.
  • Work with Suppliers and ABD's Manufacturing, Test and Commissioning departments to source, manufacture and deliver our products.
  • Prepare and submit documentation for Engineering Releases including - engineering calculations, detailed drawings, parts lists, test reports, regulatory compliance (risk assessments, LVD, EMC, etc.), build manuals, installation manuals, etc.
  • Support our global customers using AB Dynamics' products in the field. Collaborate with them to develop solutions and new product ideas for their automotive R&D capabilities.

Qualifications, Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree qualified in an Electrical Engineering discipline, although exceptional candidates with relevant experience only and/or HND qualifications only will be considered.
  • 3-5 years electrical & electronic design experience, although exceptional candidates with practical experience and a willingness to learn design will be considered.
  • A flexibility and a desire to learn to transition designs to new ECAD tools (Easy-PC -> Pulsonix, AutoCAD LT -> EPLAN, AutoCAD LT -> Siemens NX), and to learn our ERP system (IFS).
  • Ability to (or willingness to learn to) undertake all regulatory compliance including risk assessments, LVD, EMC, etc.
  • A passion for design with good analytical skills and the ability to liaise across engineering disciplines. Creativity and a determination to succeed are key attributes for this role.
  • Able to manage multi-work streams and prioritize multiple demands with a flexible approach.
  • Willing to undertake occasional travel if required, including internationally.

  • Electrical CAD design experience gained in an R&D equipment context.
  • Electronic PCB design experience gained in an R&D equipment context.
  • Motion Control and PLC experience.
  • Safety circuit calculations and design experience.
  • Functional control circuit calculations and design experience.
  • Experience of designing control systems and electrical systems to standards such as functional safety BS EN 61508, EMC compatibility, etc.
  • Knowledge of CE and UL marking process.


We are an innovative, dynamic company in one of the most interesting areas of automotive engineering. There are plenty of opportunities to develop new skills and experience at AB Dynamics. In addition, we offer a friendly and supportive working environment along with highly competitive salaries, an additional discretionary company bonus and an attractive benefits package, including 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), private healthcare and company pension contributions.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all staff and job applicants. We do not discriminate against staff based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.
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