Harness Design Engineer

Location: Basildon, Essex

Job Type: Permanent

Job Skills: EDS Design CAD Catia harness automotive

On behalf of a global automotive Tier 1 company specialising mainly in electrical, we are currently recruiting for a permanent Harness CAD Design Engineer to be based at their Basildon site. 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:

  • Design and 3D drafting in Catia V5 according to customer specifications
  • 3D design data management on the customer system
  • Preparation of 3D CAD design drafts for wiring harness components
  • Package investigations and development of solutions to EDS related package issues
  • Adhere to Customer specifications and requirements while developing designs
  • Adhere to internal specifications and requirements while developing designs
  • Time critical implementation of design changes during all program development phases
  • Review designs with customer manufacturing team to ensure feasibility for instillation into vehicle
  • Ensure EDS routing and package design is compatible with vehicle environment
  • Prepare marked up 2D drawings to support design changes
  • Check 2D drawings are in-line with the planned design prior to release
  • Support design reviews, prototype harness and vehicle builds at company and customer locations
  • Identify, track and resolve EDS design and manufacturing issues.
  • Generate, review and evaluate potential cost reduction ideas.
  • Carry out CAD assembly investigations together with the responsible project engineers
  • Participate in TVM, VA/VE and benchmarking activities.


  • University degree in electrical, mechanical or automotive engineering, or equivalent experience
  • Previous practical design experience from an automotive background
  • Proficient CAD experience using Catia V5 and the electrical work bench
  • Previous proven experience with designing/draughting All types of Harnesses and Components (Cable Channels, brackets and fixing parts).
  • Extensive experience with working to SDS, MES, design guidelines
  • Experienced using E2KS DPA5 process
  • Working knowledge of GPDS, DVP, FMEA and APQP.
  • Vehicle assembly process, especially EDS related aspects.
  • Solid experience of working with, or design of, vehicle electrical systems
  • Knowledge of vehicle electrical/electronic system function and diagnostics
  • Understanding of EDS design and development process
  • Proficient with Microsoft office – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook 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

Please note, any candidate must have right to work in the UK without any kind of restriction. Our client is not able to sponsor work permits.

Location: Basildon, Essex

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