Contract Hardware Engineer

£40 - £45 per hour
03 May 2017
31 May 2017
Michael Clarke
Contract Type
Full Time
Contract Hardware Design Engineer – 6 to 12 month contracts

Purpose of the Role: To take responsibility for the new design and update/maintenance of designs of digital and analogue board-level circuitry and PCB assemblies within the companies range of products. To understand the overall function of the product and its role in the aircraft or other end product systems.

Principle Accountabilities:

• To perform electronic design. To meet the specification requirements for these designs and to demonstrate this by design analysis reports and records. To help meet the cost, size, and weight goals of the product.

• To understand the interfaces between the circuitry and external system and between the analogue and digital circuitry and to collaborate with the mechanical and system design groups to produce effective overall designs for end products.

• To understand the operation of electronic components as needed to do effective troubleshooting, identify alternative components, and suggest improvements to suppliers

• To identify and perform the necessary analysis and testing in order to verify and demonstrate correct circuit performance. This includes Worst-Case analysis, RSS, Monte Carlo, steady-state and transient thermal, etc.

• To prepare the necessary reports and release documentation, and participate in the reviews needed to bring the design to Production Standard.

• To use appropriate Computer-Aided Design tools and make recommendations for tool improvement / change.

• To progress the development and validation of these designs until they are qualified and accepted in Production Standard units.

• To be aware of cost, timescale, weight, reliability, and maintainability criteria and to collaborate with other members of the project team in order to meet the overall project requirements.

Essential Requirements:

• A high level of expertise in electronic design requirements capture, design and systems/product integration is required e.g. degree level qualification as a minimum.

• Demonstrable practical experience of analogue, digital, or mixed-signal BOARD LEVEL design for embedded applications.

• Experience in electronics design for harsh environments (extreme temperatures, vibration levels, etc.)

• Experience in design of products (not only test equipment) for the Aerospace or Automotive industry, preferably in the area of actuator system motor drives, electrical power generation or distribution systems.

• Experience of electronics systems debugging on both new and existing designs and processes.

• A proactive style, team spirit, high energy level, and positive outlook.

Desirable Attributes:

• Knowledge of or experience with the following software tools: Cadence Concept (schematic capture), PSPICE (circuit simulation), Saber (circuit simulation), Mathcad, Simulink, Matlab, DOORS.

• An understanding of electrical generator operation.

• Experience in design of safety-critical systems.

• Familiarity with RTCA/DO-254.

• EMC.