Electrical Designer

Ottawa, Ontario
Job ID:
Imran Alam

Our large IT client, is recognized by customers as Canada’s leading Aerospace company.

We are looking for an Electrical Designer to support the team.

Duration: 8 months

Location: Ottawa, Ontario K2G 6P9

What we are looking for:

  • Must be eligible for reliability clearance. 
  • The client is looking for a resource with 5 years of electrical experience. They will work with Solidworks Electrical, but it's not required to have, any CAD tool will do.
  • Candidate needs to have strong cable management & manufacturing, interconnection, as well as design process ownership.
  • They will be cabling & wiring for naval ships components to talk to each other, so electronic background is better suited.
  • Someone from aerospace or naval manufacturing will be good.

Duties: The Actual Job Tile is Electrical Designer

  • The Electrical Designer is responsible for electrical and electronic system integration and design of ship communications, navigation and scientific systems through the creation of block diagrams, cable drawings, schematics and data packages to support production.
  • Design and draft electrical and electronic systems using CAD tools (experience with Solidwork Electrical, Solidworks Mechanical and AutoCad is desirable);
  • Systems integration experience with COTS communications and network equipment is highly desirable;
  • Cable management and manufacturing experience is desirable;
  • The Electrical Designer is responsible for the electrical design process and defining the electrical drawing workflow, understanding project needs and coordinating resources;
  • Ensure drawings are produced in accordance with applicable drafting codes and standards;
  • Translate engineering sketches and mark-ups into properly documented drawings;
  • Complete electrical block diagrams, schematics, cable assemblies, etc, compliant with task technical requirements;
  • Select and supervise subcontractors for the manufacture of electrical assemblies;
  • When required, issue RFP’s and review responses for compliance to technical requirements;
  • When required, create Technical Product Specifications to describe selected systems;
  • Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of electrical/electronic systems;
  • Work with manufacturing partners to introduce designs into production and solve related manufacturing issues;
  • Diagnose problems with existing designs, propose and test design modifications;
  • Assist the Lead Engineer and/or Project Manager during design reviews;
  • Maintain currency of Electrical/Electronic design best practices, methodologies, initiatives;
  • Demonstrated experience using a PLM tool during the design and Change Management process is desired;
  • Familiarity with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) design standards applicable to marine applications would be an asset;
  • Assist with technical proposals as required;
  • High level oral and written communication skills required for report writing and design justification documentation.


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