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Freelance Electronic/Electrical Engineer Solihull, West Midlands

CAD; Catia; CAMUl Aces Curcuit simulation software - Auto electrical or harness design

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Employment Market:

Automotive, Aviation, Engineering

Preferred Role:

auto electrical design

Current Skill Set:

Auto electrician/ harness design


A Level or equivalent

Driving Licence:



Light Hall Secondary School, Solihull GCSE Qualifications

Physics A Mathematics C

English Language C Chemistry C

Technology C Design and Communication C

Design and Realisation C Geography D

East Birmingham College

ONC Electrical/Electronics

HNC Electrical/Electronics


CAD Used: Computervision CADDS 5 (Harness and Component Modelling)

CAMU (Concurrent Assembly Mock Up/ Cadds 5)

Aces Circuit simulation Software (CADDS 5)

Aces harness design and simulation software (CADDS 5)

Catia Basic Surfacing and 2D Drafting (Training at MGA Coventry)

Catia E3D Harness routing geometry package

Vesys circuit design trained

Other Computer Familiar with computer word processing and data packages (word, Lotus 123 etc.)

Current Employment: 05 Jan 05 to present day

Self Employed

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Run own business designing and manufacturing electrical systems and wiring harnesses for custom cars, race, cars, rally cars, one offs and low volume production. Electrical support provided to any vehicle manufacturer

Work currently undertaken:-

-1939 ford with small block chevy full wiring system

-Freelander built for Paris Dakar and hillrally events. 400hp Jag V6 engine full vehicle electrics

-Mg Xpower SV GT3 endurance car Fully sealed Raychem F1 spec harness and elec system

-Designing and manufacturing prototypes for Grinnall cars Scorpion 4. Low vol manufacturer

-Rover V8 engine wiring harness to full race specification For Drag racing

-Other misc smaller diagnostic and harness repair jobs on a variety of different vehicles.

Current Employment: 15 sept to 24 dec

Self Employed

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to Leoni wiring Systems based at Land Rover

Solihull West Midlands

Vehicle electrician and harness system rectifier on new discovery T5 platform.

Provided engineering expertise, diagnostics and hands on repair of vehicle electrical systems damaged during the production process. To ascertain responsibility of issues and raise necessary documents to support resolution. Also aided in the process resolution to eliminate harness issues with process leaders and zone team leaders. Provided build support for new projects launched down the T5 production line. All own tools provided during position.

Current Employment: July 2002 to Present day

Self Employed

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to MG Rover

Longbridge, Birmingham

Repositioned back to X Power SV Project. Responsible for the whole electrical system. Initially built first SV showcar as fully running vehicle. Upon program approval designed new harness system including full supplier diagrams on ACES, new instrument pack, new switches. Incorporated new rover core electronics and existing ford powertrain components and electronics to create new complete vehicle. Worked with new supplier to introduce a new telemetry tracking system into the base vehicle incorporating remote diagnostics, vehicle tracking and remote vehicle lockdown. Delivered vehicle to current production state. Currently undertaking the creation of the circuit diagrams to support service.


Current Employment: Feb 2002 to July 2002

Self Employed

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to MG Rover

Longbridge, Birmingham

Repositioned into core electrical to redesign the harness systems for cost down purposes. This was due to the suspension of the previous project at MG Rover. The roll entailed completely changing the Harness systems to gain cost down and improve the overall quality of the electrical system. Other department cost opportunities were also administered to the electrical system requiring close working with all other disciplines on the vehicle programs.

Current Employment: Nov 2001 to Jan 2002

Self Employed Status

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to MG Rover

Longbridge, Birmingham

Positioned as harness design Engineer at MG Rover. Responsible for the design of a new wiring system to support a new sports car vehicle. Working from initial concepts to create and develop a new harness routing. Using existing powertrain circuit information and utilising new system information to create wiring harness drawings for initial costs with the requirement to then implement into full production. To facilitate in the building and parts identification of existing and new prototype vehicles.

Current Employment: December 2000 to Nov 2001

Self Employed Status

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to Land Rover

Lode Lane, Solihull

Positioned as a harness design engineer working for the special vehicles department. Responsible for the design of harness systems to support one off vehicle builds and low volume special editions. The harnesses range from simple auxiliary lamp installations to full multimedia systems on the Land Rover Defender, Discovery, Freelander and Range Rover. Full responsibility for the packaging, circuit design, build support, harness supplier liaison and drawings is undertaken to deliver programs and projects in very short time frames. ACES Harness Design Software on CADDS 5 is used on a regular basis to create the harness drawings for the suppliers to build to print. Some projects also require a proportion of other component management and design i.e. switches, electronic components trim parts and brackets etc.

Previous Position: May 2000 to December 2000

Self Employed Status

J A Wiring Design Ltd.

Contract to Lear Corporation

Siskin Drive, Coventry

Positioned as a Guest EDS (Electrical Distribution System) engineer at Jaguar Whitly Plant, by Lear, on the XJ series jaguar replacement. Responsible for the design of the front end harnesses and other smaller harnesses. Main responsibilities are to package the harness. Liasing with all areas of the vehicle design team, ensuring all the ford and jaguar design specifications and guide lines are met. Attended regular packaging meetings playing a major roll in steering changes ensuring the harness design criteria is met. Responsible for implementing the jaguar led circuits into the harness ensuring circuit accuracy and an optimised wiring layout. Utilised an Ideas (C3P) cad engineer to create all the harness packages working closely to attain accurate and realistic harness layouts. Also utilised a 2d harness drawing engineer on CAP H to create the harness drawings to reflect my harness and circuit design. Processed tracked and raised Jaguar engineering changes (ecrs) to control all harness changes. Answered and reported to Jaguar management the status of AIMS, Jaguars engineering problem control system. Worked closely with production and prototype engineers on the early vehicle build programs to build and process the harness system into the vehicle.

Previous Position: February 1999 to May 2000

Harness Engineer

DAU Draexlmaier Automotive UK Ltd.,

John Hewitt House, Lifford Hall Office Park,

Tunnel Lane, Kings Norton

Birmingham, B30 3JN

Positioned as a Guest Engineer at Rover Group on the New Mini project. Working alongside the Rover Harness Engineers and all other areas involved in the Project. Main responsibilities are with the Packaging of the various harnesses using a hands on approach in the prototype area and modelling the changes on CATIA E3D to then produce the harness diagrams on Cadds using Aces Harness Design Software. Supporting the pre-volume production line in the building of the prototype vehicles, solving design problems during manufacturing, and electrical fault finding. Liaising the harness designs to the manufacturing site in Germany to aid in the producing of the harness tooling and the harnesses. Currently learning GRIVAD harness design software and aiding in the migration of the harness diagrams to this system to enable the KSK production of the harnesses to take place.

Previous position August 1998 to Feb 1999

Project Engineer

Electrical Design Department,

L.D.V Ltd., Drews Lane

Undertook a current engineering role supporting all problems associated with the daily production of the Convoy and Pilot range of vans and light commercials. Giving electrical support for new Product ranges and projects that will be introduced to current production. CATIA course attended at M.G.A Coventry simple surfacing and 2D drafting. CATIA used on a daily basis for packaging layouts, harness diagrams and wiring charts. All harness work is administered using manual calculation and test.

Previous position October 1996 to August 1998

Project Engineer

Harness and Bus Systems Department,

Rover group, Gaydon and Cowley

Worked as a harness design engineer on the Rover 75 Project, Entered the project at DO2 level and left the project at QP build. Worked alongside manufacturing, parts quality, QZ audit, and all other engineering areas to push a particularly poor do2 vehicle to a manufacturable vehicle. Used Computervision CADDS, and CAMU to Model and change vehicle harnesses, forcing design changes to attain a satisfactory harness layout. Responsible for the design and implementation of the harnesses and the harness furniture involving complicated grommet designs and formers.

Previous position July 1995 to October 1996

Project Engineer

Medium 4x4 Electrical department

Land Rover, Lode Lane

Worked as single harness engineer on 97 MY Discovery, involving feature enhancements and JD power Quality improvements. Worked closely with assembly, process, service and project management. Responsible for complete project delivery of harnesses including timing, costs, tooling, validation and system test. Used Aces circuit and harness simulation software on CADDS and simple bracket design on CADDS.

Previous position February 1994 to July 1995

Project Engineer

Medium 4x4 Electrical Department

Land Rover, Lode Lane.

Worked alongside another harness engineer on 96 MY Discovery, focusing upon the engine harness installation and battery cables for the 4.0 v8 introduction into the NAS market Similar role as above with less project management of the harnesses.

Previous position August 1993 to February 1994

Senior engineer

Medium 4x4 Electrical Department

Land Rover, Lode Lane.

Worked in first job roll after my apprenticeship on project 1995 MY Range Rover Classic. Responsible for minor harnessing, circuit drawings for service manuals and ACES simulation, system testing of all features and harnesses, and bracketry.

Previous position September 1989 to August 1993

Technician Apprentice

Land Rover, Lode Lane.

As an apprentice undertook 6 months off the job training. Proceeded over next 4 years around the following area:- Land Rover and Range Rover Assembly lines, Electrical prototype workshop making harnesses, Instrumentation, Product Support, Service method and techniques, New Range Rover Electrical, Classic Range Rover Electrical, Discovery Electrical, and Concept Electrical ( Very early Freelander).

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