Electrical Systems Engineer

Shropshire Negotiable + Excellent Benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 014547

Posted on behalf of

TAFE Agricultural

Electrical Systems Engineer

Commutable From: Newport, Telford, Wrexham, Stoke, Uttoxeter, Stafford, Walsall, Wolverhampton 

Salary: £ Negotiable + Excellent Benefits

Formed in 1960, TAFE is firmly established as a global leader in the design and development of agri-machinery equipment. With a presence in over 100 countries and a group turnover exceeding US $1.5bn, TAFE is already the world‘s third largest producer of tractors by volume, backed by best-in class production facilities and extensive R&D expertise.

As a business totally committed to building long-term relationships with stakeholders via fair and ethical business practices, a major investment in a start-up European Technical Centre located in Newport, Shropshire is underway and due to launch this summer.

With a focus on developing new technology and products, particularly for the UK & European agricultural sector, individuals with the ability to drive and influence this highly innovative engineering centre of excellence are sought to take a leading role in the advancement of electrification, smart farming, and autonomous technology.  


The Role

  • Working in a team responsible for the design, development, and integration of whole vehicle electrical systems for agricultural vehicles, including necessary safety systems.

  • You will also be involved in simulation tooling and ISO requirements.

  • You will evaluate, specify, and collaborate in the development of whole vehicle electrical system components for complex electrical and electronic control systems and their integration into TAFE products.

  • You will evaluate all aspects of the systems and associated components from fundamental science through to manufacturing and assembly.

  • Involved in internal testing, and you will be a key provider of insight into sub-system design.



  • Engineering specification, design, and development of proprietary or TAFE developed electrical systems.

  • You will be involved in complete design cycles from concept stage to fully validated products.

  • Analysis for complex systems at all levels including concept, design, manufacturing, assembly, test, installation, operation, maintenance, and disposal.

  • Involved in the identification of virtual and physical validation requirements for system and sub-system development.

  • Support simulation at system and sub-system level using industry standard tools and techniques (VeSys, Matlab Simulink, etc).

  • Support reliability and safety analysis (including FMEA, FTA, HARA etc.) and development in accordance with functional safety requirements (ISO 26262/ ISO25119).

  • Engage with engineering and technical documentation such as test plans, analyses, reports, and change proposals.

  • Collaborate with vendors to maximise performance, minimise cost and maximise consistency.


The Person

  • Ideally Degree or Master‘s qualification in Electrical/ Mechanical/ Mechatronic Engineering, or equivalent with emphasis on practical work experience.

  • 1-5 years working experience with specification, design, development, and test of electrical systems for on or off-road vehicle applications.

  • Strong knowledge of engineering fundamentals in electrical / electronic component specification and application in vehicle, with broad engineering knowledge base in complex electrical / electronic system integration in vehicle.

  • Good knowledge of current state of the art technology in vehicle electronics and electrical systems, particularly with regards to EMC.

  • Good understanding of DFMEA / DFM / DFA.

On a personal level, the TAFE European Technical Centre provides an unrivalled career opportunity for genuinely driven, creative, and adaptive team players to lead collaboration across numerous projects, disciplines, and departments - internally, externally and also internationally.

With a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges, an ability to prioritise and organise project workloads, coupled with excellent problem solving, analytical, communication and reporting skills is sought after.

How to Apply

Please contact Ben Cottriall at Consilium Recruit via email: ben.cottriall@consiliumrecruit.com

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