Emerald Automotive Design Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (Geely), specialise in the design, development and production of light-weight, low emission and long range advanced hybrid commercial vehicles. Headquartered in Coventry, with facilities in Essex, USA, Sweden and China, Emerald is expanding to undertake several whole vehicle design & development programmes. If you have the enthusiasm and drive to want to be part of the introduction of this new technology and have the necessary skills, we would love to hear from you.

Job Specification

Role:                    Electrical Technician

Basis:                   Permanent or contract

Salary:                 Up to £37,500 pa or up to £190 per day, subject to qualifications, skills and experience

Start Date:         ASAP

Reports to:         Chief Engineer Electrical Systems

Based:                 Midlands (with UK and overseas travel)

The Role: 

  • Support for vehicle updates in terms of electrical maintenance, software and hardware upgrades of prototype test vehicles in the UK and overseas   
  • Vehicle fault analysis – use of diagnostic software toolsets, schematics and specifications to identify and resolve vehicle and lab-car based issues
  • Preparation of prototype wiring harnesses and electro-mechanical assemblies throughout the vehicle development programme
  • Support for data acquisition systems installation, data analysis and distribution 
  • Build support and maintenance for test vehicles, lab car and other rigs e.g. infotainment etc.
  • Support for other verification/validation activities including in-market testing, rig testing, hardware-in-the-loop testing, EMC testing, telematics and system calibration.  Generation of test plans and reports
  • Provision of information and training to Manufacturing and After-sales departments and support for vehicle build

The Person:  

  • Track record of working as an electrical technician (7 years +) within an automotive workshop or automotive OE environment
  • Good understanding of vehicle electrical networks and systems (CAN, LIN and FlexRay).  Training will be provided
  • Practical experience of using laptop based vehicle diagnostic toolsets
  • Practical experience of using data logging systems and lab equipment
  • Practical experience of working with vehicle harness diagrams and system schematics
  • Experience in aspects of vehicle repair outside of electrical systems would be advantageous
  • Flexible, enthusiastic and self-motivated with good communication skills
  • Industry recognised technician qualifications (BTEC ONC/HNC or an apprenticeship combined with relevant experience)
  • Full driving licence is essential
  • No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union

This job description may not detail some less major duties, nor cover duties of a similar nature commensurate with the role which may be reasonably required by the Chief Engineer.