Senior Electrical and Electronics Engineer – Westhill, Aberdeenshire

Senior Electrical and Electronics Engineer

James Fisher and Sons plc.

Westhill, Aberdeenshire


Senior Electrical & Electronic Engineer
Full-time, Permanent
Westhill – Aberdeen

JFD is the world leading underwater capability provider, serving the commercial and defence markets with innovative diving, submarine and hyperbaric rescue, technical solutions and services. We are seeking a Senior Electrical and Electronic Engineer to join our team on a full-time basis at our Westhill office. As Senior Electrical and Electronic Engineer you will 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. Your 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.

You will also act as a leader and manager to ensure the team is delivering to their highest potential.

Your key accountabilities within this role will include providing design input to new products, providing engineering support to existing product ranges, assessing technical queries and providing solutions and liaising with JFD internal departments such as procurement, sales and production to ensure the best technical solutions.

We will also look to you to source materials and components, create specifications, proposals, assembly instructions, test procedures, certifications and reports. You will check detailed manufacturing drawings and be responsible as the technical approver of drawings and documentation generated within the electrical, electronic and embedded software products team. There will also be some requirement to visit other JFD sites and client assets. You will provide fulfil management activities such as ensuring high performance, staff development and allocation of work.

Qualifications and Experience


  • Electrical/electronic engineering degree or equivalent industry experience
  • Proven electrical / electronic design skills
  • Extensive experience of circuit design, PCB layout and embedded software (MPLAB, ST32)
  • 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 with PLM system for generating and storage of engineering packages


  • Previous diving equipment design experience would be advantageous
  • 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.


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