Senior Engineer (Electrical/Electronics)

Full Time

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Job Title: Senior Electrical / Electronics Engineer

JFD Global

Location: Aberdeen

Permanent position

The Company:

JFD Global is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services.

Operating worldwide, the company is the world’s leading provider of submarine rescue capability and an established provider of submarine escape training. The company is at the forefront of Hyperbaric Rescue, along with being the leading supplier of commercial and defence diving equipment and saturation diving systems to the commercial industry.

Job purpose:

To provide engineering design solutions and through life engineering support to the commercial & defence product ranges working as a technical lead for the electrical, electronics and software engineering team. Workload can vary from new product design to meet client or internal specifications through to supporting an existing client’s request to upgrade or change equipment in the field.

In addition to the technical requirements above the Senior Engineer role also requires a level of management and leadership in order to ensure the team is delivering to meet departmental and company expectations.

Key Duties & Responsibilities:

Provide engineering design input to new products.

Provide engineering support to the existing product range.

Assess technical queries and provide engineering solutions to a wide-ranging products portfolio.

Liaise with internal JFD departments such as sales, procurement and production to ensure the best technical solution is provided in all instances.

Sourcing suitable components and materials when required.

Creation of part numbers and bill of materials.

Creation of engineering documentation such as specifications, proposals, assembly instructions, test procedures, certification and reports.

Checking detailed manufacturing drawings and documentation.

Ensuring engineering solutions are provided on time and on budget.

Adherence to engineering and company standards and processes.

Site visits to other JFD offices and client assets as and when required.

Accountability and responsibility as technical approver of drawings and documentation generated within the electrical, electronic and embedded software products team.

Management of team on performance, development, allocation/delegation of work, compliance to internal and external standards & regulations as well as day to day management such as approval of holidays, sickness leave and time reporting.

Key Behaviours:

Excellent written and verbal communication.

Ability to work as part of a team but also in isolation when required.

Excellent organizational skills

Excellent attention to detail.

Methodical and thorough whilst generating and checking documentation.

Ability to adapt to changing scope or client demands.

Willingness to take ownership and accountability of tasks and drive to completion.

Focused on delivering high quality output to tight deadlines and willing to go the extra mile to ensure success is achieved.

Focused on delivering cost efficient solutions on time and on budget

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

Knowledge & Skills

Proven electrical / electronic design skills

Extensive experience of circuit design, PCB layout and embedded software ) (MPLAB, STM32. ATMEL)

Good knowledge of electrical systems and designing for EMC compliance

Good knowledge of PCB design software such as Altium Designer (schematic capture & layout)

Good knowledge of electrical design software such as AutoCAD Electrical

Skilled in generating design calculations

Knowledge of design standards

Knowledge of industry guidelines such as IMCA

Previous product design experience would be advantageous


Experience in an Electrical/Electronic Engineer or Product Engineer role

Experience with PLM system for generating and storage of engineering packages

Previous diving equipment design experience would be advantageous


Electrical/electronic engineering degree or equivalent industry experience

Any relevant diving qualifications would be advantageous

James Fisher & Sons are committed to taking positive action on diversity and we strongly encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds and as a Disability Confident employer we are committed to offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role