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Electrical Systems Engineer
at Sunswap

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤40000 - ₤50000 per year

This role will lead the development of Sunswap's electrical system and undertake activities from conception through to system design, build, testing and certification. This is a great opportunity to be part of building an early stage business and you will contribute to the development of the Sunswap product range.

Where you’ll work

Sunswap is a clean-tech start-up aiming to disrupt the transportation and energy industries by combining state-of-the-art refrigeration with cutting-edge battery technology, solar power and IoT.

The core Sunswap product is an electric Transport Refrigeration Unit (TRU) which provides a clean cost-competitive alternative to diesel TRUs. Sunswap is also developing a range of other products to further accelerate the move to zero emissions in the transport industry.

  • An inspiring working environment with modern workspaces, flexible working hours, a healthy work-life balance, short lines of communication, flat structures and great team spirit
  • Fast-growing company with a wide network of investors and partners
  • Ability to contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation
  • The chance to build new things/projects from scratch
  • Personal accountability, growth and learning opportunities

Preferred skills and experience

  • Educated to degree level in electrical engineering or equivalent industry experience, ideally CEng with demonstrated sign-off level responsibility
  • Experience in both HV and LV systems, ideally across both mobile and static systems
  • Ability to use and quickly learn about different programming devices, languages and software
  • Knowledge of control systems, such as IEC61131-3 structured text
  • Experience in the design of energy storage / delivery systems such as batteries and charging solutions
  • Experience generating electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and harness design
  • Knowledge of relevant safety processes and standards
  • Experience working on automotive / motorsport / transport electrical systems, complying with industry standards, processes and certification

What you’ll do

  • Lead product build and test activities
  • Define electrical system architecture and control strategies
  • Produce circuit design, electrical schematics and manufacturing drawings for electrical systems (power distribution unit, wiring harnesses etc)
  • Review and management of sub-contractor design output
  • Component selection and sourcing
  • Control system design and controller programming
  • Electrical system design validation and verification
  • Generate requirements from the customer’s brief


  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible work from home policy
  • Pension


To apply please get in touch with your CV and the answers to these 2 questions - 3-5 sentences on each: 

  • What is the most interesting or exciting project you've worked on?
  • Why do you want to work in a start-up and what do you expect from it?

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