David Aplin Group

Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer (BB-3BD69)

Found in: Neuvoo CA

David Aplin Group, one of Canada's Best Managed Companies, has partnered with our client to recruit a talented Senior Electrical Hardware Engineer to join their team in Ottawa on a 6-month contract with a possibility of extension. 

The successful incumbent will be directly involved in translating customer requirements into best-in-class product solutions as they relate to power, grounding, cabling, and interconnect design.

The Role:
  • Ability to analyze/interpret schematic drawings, mechanical drawings, and understanding part tolerances, geometric dimensioning and tolerancing, standard industry symbols and drawing conventions to a level where the information provided is sufficient to construct the cable/harness or arrange the system.
  • Support Production team during NPI stages.
  • Conduct and minute peer reviews of electrical/power/cable design output through project workflow.
  • Leverage knowledge of EMP/EMI issues as they pertain to power and cable design.
  • Experienced in cable ways and bulkhead penetrations in Naval applications. 
  • Experienced in documenting designs in CAD, Visio, and MS Office software products. 
The Ideal Candidate:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited college or a minimum of eight years relevant work experience in design and production environment or a master’s degree and five years’ experience in electrical engineering for extreme/marine environments.
  • Able to anticipate safety, power, EMI/EMC, thermal, interface, cable/connector, HFE, manufacturing and other requirements for new designs in extreme environments. 
  • Will be responsible for power, grounding, and operator/maintainer of electrical safety solutions across many programs
  • Will be expected to create and support detailed designs from requirements development through to product delivery.
  • Possesses the design capability to develop electrical design solutions that meet specific design requirements including:
    • Environment requirements: Basic understanding of the principles of shock and vibration, thermal management and electromagnetic interference and electromagnetic compliance management and how these environmental requirements are accommodated in product design. 
    • Design to Cost: Understanding of design to cost principles to ensure early establishment of realistic cost objectives and then managing the key factors which design cost to meet the stated objectives.
    • Design for manufacturability/assembly/test (including tolerance analysis) and product functionality. Understanding of design and for manufacturing and assembly principles to produce cost-effective cable and harnesses.
  • Be able to read, understand and present risk analysis based off schematics, wire tabulations, drawings, models and datasheets for a variety of integrated and complex military and industrial equipment.
  • Working application knowledge of the following standards – MIL STD 810, MIL STD 461, MIL STD 167, MIL STD 901, IPC-620/610, MIL-C-39012C, MIL-C-17, MIL-C-27500, MIL-W-22759, ANSI, IEEE cable standards.
  • Must be eligible for NATO Secret Security Clearance. 
If you are interested in this position and meet the above criteria, please click the Apply button to send your resume in confidence directly to David Newark, Consultant, Aplin Information Technology. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


If this is your first introduction to us, we invite you to become one of our satisfied candidates. David Aplin Group has been Canadian owned since 1975. Our professional consultants are passionate about helping you find a fulfilling job or career and ensuring your complete satisfaction with our process. Our proven track record, nearly 4 decades long, is largely due to our team of highly skilled and successful specialists. Through superior service and a commitment to long-term relationships, we provide deep specialization in core areas for complete recruiting and HR solutions across Canada - all from one source. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

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