EDS Systems Engineer

Location: Basildon, Essex

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: EDS Electrical Systems Design Harness Schematics

Salary: £1 - £2 per annum

On behalf of a Basildon based automotive Tier 1 client, we are currently recruiting for permanent EDS Systems Engineers. The main purpose of the role is to collect, analyse, design and manage the development of the Wiring Harness based on customer requirements under consideration of all engineering specifications, cost, quality and timing as well as environmental aspects.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collect and check electrical systems information from customer and suppliers
  • Create engineering data to support the creation of Harness drawings
  • Investigate the incorporation of new circuitry into existing EDS systems
  • Investigate and create EDS system design proposals for new electrical systems
  • Prepare EDS Systems mark-up drawings, electrical schematics and engineering change documentation using Customer and our client’s systems
  • Analyse systems and environment information to determine electrical requirements for circuit design, e.g.: wire size, fuse rating etc.
  • Check harness drawings during release process to ensure accuracy of systems design
  • Support customer compatibility reviews to check EDS system design and follow up required actions
  • Prepare EDS systems to support feature cost estimations for new programs or TVM actions
  • Study any complexity effects of proposed or given design changes, internally or from the customer
  • Analyse required harness complexity to support customer within the constraints of manufacturing, sequencing, and optimised giveaway cost
  • Prepare complexity reduction / optimisation proposals based on system cost, option usage, harness production, etc.
  • Support harness design reviews, prototype builds and test boards for EDS system issues
  • Support investigation and resolution of DVP related EDS systems issues
  • Fault finding and diagnostics on vehicle electrical systems
  • Participate in TVM & VA/VE activities and benchmarking activity
  • Providing innovative ideas to support the business
  • Follow the department Quality System procedures and instructions


  • University degree in electrical, mechanical or automotive engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Experience of working with, or design of, vehicle electrical systems
  • Ability to read and understand vehicle wiring harness drawings and schematics
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical/electronic system function and diagnostics
  • Understanding of EDS design and development process
  • Application of electrical theory
  • Not necessary but would require the knowledge of Quality and reliability methods
  • Understanding of ECAD tools such as Mentor CHS (Logical, Integrator and XC).
  • Microsoft office – Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Projects
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Strong analytical skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Self-motivation and prioritisation
  • Ability to work in a team as well as alone
  • Fluent in English
  • Full Driving Licence
  • Right to work in the UK – Valid Passport

Location: Basildon, Essex

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