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Electrical Schematic Design Engineer – Air Vehicle SubSystems




Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek have the following characteristics and skills:

Quest Defense is an organization at the forefront of innovation and one of the world’s fastest growing engineering services firms with deep domain knowledge and recognized expertise in the top OEMs across seven industries. We are part of a twenty-five-year-old company on a journey to becoming a centenary one, driven by aspiration, hunger and humility.

We are looking for humble geniuses, who believe that engineering has the potential to make the impossible, possible; innovators, who are not only inspired by technology and innovation, but also perpetually driven to design, develop, and test as a trusted partner for Fortune 500 customers.

As a team of remarkably diverse engineers, we recognize that what we are really engineering is a brighter future for us all. If you want to contribute to meaningful work and be part of an organization that truly believes when you win, we all win, and when you fail, we all learn, then we’re eager to hear from you.

The achievers and courageous challenge-crushers we seek, have the following characteristics and skills:

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Primary Responsibilities as Project Scope Increases
    • Design and develop detailed electrical schematics for air vehicle systems, including power distribution, cabling diagrams, instrumentation, communication network diagrams, pin data sheets, wiring diagrams, cable schedules, 2D wiring diagrams, and associated documentation.
    • Collaborate with systems engineers, avionics engineers, and mechanical engineers to integrate electrical systems into overall air vehicle designs.
    • Select and specify electrical components, such as switches, relays, connectors, cables, and sensors, ensuring compliance with aviation standards and requirements.
    • Perform electrical load analysis, voltage drop calculations, and power distribution studies to optimize system performance and efficiency.
    • Generate documentation packages, including wiring diagrams, cable schedules, bill of materials (BOM), and installation instructions.
    • Participate in and create documentation for technical reviews, complete action items,
    • Create standard work and quality checklists and provide input for improvements to improve processes
  • Secondary Responsibilities as Project Scope Increases
    • Conduct system-level testing and validation of electrical designs, ensuring adherence to safety and reliability standards.
    • Support prototype builds, integration activities, and flight test campaigns, providing technical expertise and troubleshooting assistance as needed.
    • Stay updated with industry trends, advancements, and regulatory requirements related to air vehicle electrical systems.

Experience needed in at least one of these aircraft sub-systems:

  • Fuel Subsystems
  • Heating and ventilation (ECS)
  • Landing Great
  • Actuators – (Flight Controls, Doors, flight controls)
  • Generators
  • Engine Systems
  • Secondary Systems

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or related field.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in electrical schematic design for air vehicle systems in aerospace or defense industries.
  • Proficiency in CAD software for electrical design (Required: Mentor Capital. Nice to Have: AutoCAD Electrical, EPLAN).
  • Strong knowledge of aviation standards and regulations (e.g., FAA, EASA).
  • Familiarity with MIL-STD-1553, ARINC 429, and other avionics communication protocols.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to create detailed documentation as well as summary presentations
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and communicate technical concepts clearly.
  • Strong understanding of aerospace design principles and industry standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within assigned hours for a task, prioritize tasks, and communicate effectively when risks or issues arise 
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment, primarily virtually.
  • Like to work in a fast paced, creative environment  
  • Enjoy people and dynamic teams with diverse experiences. We have fun together!  

Physical Requirements & Work Environment:

  • Mostly Office Environments, Occasional Shop Floor involvement.
  • Substantial amounts of telephone and computer work.
  • Heavily Regulated Industries with strict adherence to procedures.
  • Flexibility to meet business deadlines by staying late or arriving early.
  • Typical 8 hour days plus lunch / 40 hour weeks / core (required) hours are 9AM to 4PM
  • Ability to use personal transportation to visit customer locations.
  • Occasional travel may be required, likely less than 10%
  • US Citizen is required due to nature of work

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Location: Remote.  

Quest Defense provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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