Electrical Engineering Lead

Electrical Engineering Lead

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Ottawa, Ontario

Engineering & Technical




Join a top employer and advance your career. Aplin has partnered with an Ottawa-based company to hire an experienced Electrical Engineering Lead.

  • Promote the implementation of Advanced Electrical Engineering across the land Systems Engineering function.
  • Lead, mentor or support a small design team of Electrical Engineers or junior team members.
  • Responsible for the development and performance management of direct reports.
  • Work closely with the electrical production team to ensure a defined electrical build standard for North America.
  • Support the CE marking of in-house manufactured electrical equipment.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of the standards and specification appropriate to the discipline of Electrical Engineering.
  • Apply pragmatic and best practice Electrical Engineering techniques to support our projects and business development activities.
  • Promote and adhere to Health, Safety and Environmental best practice.
  • Work to standards, processes & procedures, ensure rigor, resilience, and continuous improvement in solutions, meeting all regulatory requirements, conforming to specifications, quality and certification requirements.
  • Support the technical compliance, verification, and validation activities of all contractual, statutory and legal requirements.
  • Ensure that the technical solution is fit for purpose and meets the customer requirements while working within the electrical engineering budget and adhering to delivery schedule for each project.
  • Provide innovative solutions, that are based on standards and product baselines wherever possible. Support the wider team with generating Bills of Materials and specific electrical work breakdown packages.
  • Work effectively with all disciplines to ensure effective integration of electrical systems and components within mechanical restraints to ensure a defined electrical build standard.
  • Work collaboratively within the team and other areas of the business.
  • Manage budget and schedule adherence for delivery of own work packages.
  • Control product, build standard, drawing and document configuration control.
  • Lead and support as needed creation of redlines or other design change management process where required.
  • Lead and support as needed various design review meetings (SRR, ERR, PDR, CDR, change boards etc.)
  • Conduct peer and team checks of electrical drawings and electrical checks of applicable mechanical drawings.
  • Carry out mark-up changes on drawings as required and raise Queries in PLM to ensure configuration control and defined build standard.
  • Provide electrical engineering support for trials & testing including ATS functional testing.
  • Produce, or review and approve technical specifications for sub-contract suppliers.
  • Produce, or review and approve test schedules / reports and lead testing activities.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Senior Engineering Manager – LS.
  • A degree in an appropriate Electrical Engineering discipline from an accredited university or have equivalent knowledge gained through other forms of education or training.
  • Domain experience in electrical engineering with Modular Shelter based products or related systems is considered an asset.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in Electrical design with 3 years of management in Electrical Engineering.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing techniques for wire harnesses including fabrication.  Be able to mentor a small electrical design team in the same.
  • Experienced in team leadership delivering and planning large and complex tasks to schedule and budget demonstrating effective time management across many projects and priorities.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in using professional or technical expertise to make decisions and provide guidance to colleagues.
  • Expert of product safety, standards, and rugged environments for North America.
  • EMI/EMC safety and testing requirements for modular shelters is considered an asset.
  • Expert in electrical in generation and review of drawings including (but not limited to) Block Diagrams, Schematics, Wiring Diagrams and Harnesses.
  • Excellent understanding of Canadian Electrical Code, Part I Safety Standard for Electrical Installations CSA 22.1 (current edition).
  • Experience with software design tools such as AutoCAD Electrical, MENTOR GRAPHICS.
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Excellent planning and organization skills.
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills: fluent written and oral English are mandatory and competence in French is beneficial.

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