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Electrical Engineer Job in Nairobi Kenya

Job Title: Electrical Engineer    

Job Code: EE/MM/130712
Number of Positions Open: 1    

Location:  Nairobi, Kenya   

Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Our client designs, manufactures and sells highly functional, highly affordable vehicles as a transportation platform empowering local entrepreneurs to mobilize the developing world. 

They recognize that appropriate transport is a key enabler to socio-economic development in deprived communities across the developing world and aim to unlock this vast potential by designing, manufacturing and selling a new vehicle for Africa, starting in Kenya.

They are looking for exceptional individuals who share their vision and possess the skills and attitude necessary to make a valuable contribution to our work in Africa.

Primary Responsibilities:

Technical Engineering:
  • Create and maintain electrical schematics and perform circuit analysis.
  • Identify and specify new electrical parts and work with sourcing team to evaluate suppliers.
  • Create and maintain a hardware verification plan and performance document.
  • Develop and maintain Electrical Design Failure Mode Effects Analysis (DFMEA).
  • Define hardware test software, if needed.
  • Supply electrical information to ECAD for system layout.
  • Ensure electrical design is compatible with mechanical design and manufacturing processes.
  • Support interior and exterior electrical design layout and review.
  • Provide technical support for product builds.
  • Complete electrical hardware verification as per the verification plan.
  • Build, provide and archive electrical test harnesses, simulators, exercisers and loads for validation.
  • Maintain feasibility of engineering approach for low volume production tooling and limited in-country resources.
  • Review and revise engineering and/or production processes in response to feedback from colleagues, safety concerns, quality issues, loading requirements etc.
  • Advice and assist team of local Kenyan mechanics and welders on the prototype vehicle build and general workplace best practices (e.g. equipment safety standards).
  • Ensure high quality standards throughout the vehicle build; develop test procedures and conduct tests using software packages and physical testing methods.
  • Utilize in-country equipment and materials and adapt approach to the low-tech resources available.
  • Identify, create solutions, and resolve technical design conflicts collaboratively with Design
  • Engineer, Quality Engineer and Cost Engineer.
Project Management:
  • Lead and facilitate engineering review sessions; revise approach with stakeholder feedback.
  • Take ownership of projects; plan milestones, timelines, budgets, resources and identify potential risks to deliver engineering aspects within agreed completion dates.
  • Be proactive regarding task completion and periodically advise wider team on project status, timing, resources, issues, and ability to deliver on-time with excellence.
  • Ensure adherence and compliance to general automotive industry engineering standards and best practices; maintain structured and versioned data outputs daily and backup data weekly.
  • Work as an active member of the team, ensure effective communication between colleagues and positively contribute regularly to meetings and briefings.
Skills and Certification:
  • An ideal candidate should combine outstanding technical skills in electrical engineering with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  • They should be rigorous, pragmatic and on-the-ground solution focused – not overly academic.
  • Bachelor degree (minimum) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • GPA or higher from a top university worldwide
  • Ability to read and write electrical schematics
  • Proficiency in SolidWorks, CATIA or AutoCAD
  • Passion for prototype development and a pragmatic attitude
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic working environment and work within a diverse team
  • Extreme patience and a good sense of humor
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • High level of analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to follow a design from initial requirements definition through test and delivery
  • Ability to self-manage; taking ownership of projects: budgeting, work planning, resource
  • management and reporting
  • A start-up personality; entrepreneurial, ambitious, independent, systematic attention to detail,
  • structured thinker, goal-oriented, flexible and able to deal well with setbacks
  • Master’s degree (or higher) in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronic Engineering, Mechanical
  • Engineering or similar
  • 2-5 years of automotive-related experience, preferably on a vehicle build project
  • Detailed understanding of automotive exteriors, interiors, manufacturing and operations
  • Fluency in Kiswahili (the national language of Kenya)   


1-2 years of automotive-related experience, preferably on a vehicle build project

How to Apply:

Interested candidates holding the necessary requirements, good performance and / or references are encouraged to apply with detailed CV’s, inclusive of names and contacts of 3 referees, current telephone number and email address by scrolling down and clicking on: Electrical Engineer

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