GE Electrical Design Engineer - Power Hardware in Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Job Number



GE Aviation

Business Segment

Aviation Business & General Aviation & Integrated Systems

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Posted Position Title

Electrical Design Engineer - Power Hardware

Career Level




Function Segment

Design Engineering

Location(s) Where Opening Is Available United Kingdom



Postal Code

GL52 8SF

Relocation Assistance


Role Summary/Purpose

The Electrical Design Engineer will be involved in supporting power distribution products for both commercial and military aircraft platforms and will be involved in the full engineering development lifecycle of the product In this role you will utilize your experience and expertise to solve hardware engineering problems, within the fields of electrical power and utilities Management to carry out the design of electrical wiring and products for civil & military aerospace applications.

Essential Responsibilities

As the Electrical Design Engineer, you will utilize your experience and expertise to support the design and introduction of aviation power products to satisfy customer requirements. You will prioritize, your workload to drive and resolve engineering, manufacturing, and test issues to support the product range. This will include concept design, hardware architecture, definition and management of requirements, testing and simulation, subsystem and aircraft integration, verification, and support of retrofit activities for in-service aircraft

Duties and Responsibilities

• Electrical design, producing wiring & harness diagrams and Bills of Material (BOM) for new product introduction projects in according to the engineering lifecycle

• Producing information to support engineering traceability, e.g. demonstrating that the design meets the customer requirements

• Participate where required in the proposal process to insure that sound technical solutions are offered to customers

• Participate in customer technical meetings, brief out solutions and deliver any corrective actions

• Leverage cross-functional and cross business resources in order to maximize technical results

• Support and participate in engineering design reviews.

• Capture and disseminate lessons learned to support new product introduction


• Experience of electrical design and power distribution of AC and/or DC systems, including wiring, relays, contactors, circuit breakers and distribution of electrical power

• Able to clearly formulate and communicate design concepts and engage with a wider cross-functional team to deliver the customer requirement

• Understanding of safety and reliability concepts for a safety critical environment, in particular compliance with Aviation design standards

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university or college or equivalent, relevant experience in a product delivery environment or equivalent knowledge and experience

• Understanding of an engineering development lifecycle, its importance in delivery and its execution in a product delivery environment. Familiarity with hardware engineering processes including requirements definition, design validation, legacy support, and verification

• Understanding of configuration control methods

• Good oral and written communication skills

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website

Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance is required and must be maintained for this role. Please note that in the event that BPSS clearance cannot be obtained, you may not be eligible for the role and/or any offer of employment may be withdrawn on grounds of national security. Please see the link below for further details regarding the requirements for BPSS clearance

Desired Characteristics

• Aviation engineering experience, although other safety critical business would be considered

• Experience of concept electrical design, design for test and qualification testing

• Understanding of how to derive and consume system requirements that form the basis of electrical design

• Mentor Capital, Capital Harness and Doors software tool proficiency

Strong candidate identified; qualified candidates are still encouraged to apply