Electrical Design Engineer

Closing date
28 Sep 2018
40 hours per week
Contract type
Welwyn Garden City (Remus)

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.com, Smart Pass and destination site

DISCLAIMER: This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, efforts, requirements or working conditions associated with the job. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job or to require that other or different tasks be performed as assigned.

 This role may require travel to other sites.

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