Principal Electronics Engineer

23 May 2017
20 Jun 2017
Martyn Hudson
Contract Type
Full Time
A Hardware Engineer will be responsible for:

* Resolving technical problems associated with assigned products
* Providing design solutions for electrical/electronic equipment, taking into account EMC design.
* Production of design documentation and technical reports.
* Providing adequate constructive challenge in design reviews to identify and mitigate any key issues.
* PCB design using computer aided design tools, schematic design and PCB layout.
* Selection of component parts and obsolescence.
* Ensure compliance to customer and quality requirements
* Provide support to other engineering functions during development and production.
* Investigation into faults down to component level.
* Provide technical advice via e-mail / telephone.
* To represent the Company in meetings (Internal and External).
* Be prepared to travel to support current and future products on customers sites around the world

A Hardware Engineer will be accountable for:

* Ensuring the development and manufacturing costs for new projects can be minimised.
* Carrying out engineering activity in accordance with engineering procedures
* Delivery of work packages to time, cost and quality requirement
* Ensuring compliance of the design to the technical, business and project requirements
* Ensuring the design is under suitable configuration control


* Ideally degree qualified in a relevant subject e.g. electrical and electronic engineering or with equivalent relevant experience.
* Broad knowledge of Electronic Engineering methodologies, processes and tools.
* Knowledge of electronics design safety standards such as BS EN 60950.
* Working knowledge / appreciation of Systems, Software and Mechanical engineering.
* Knowledge and understanding of design for manufacture
* High speed digital design
* Demonstrable experience of electronics/systems design in the defence industry or other relevant environment
* Experience in design for EMC (Including knowledge of EMC standards) & signal integrity including schematic design and PCB layout
* Experience in the definition, design prototyping and commissioning of electrical subsystems including PCBs, Electronics racks / cabinets, cables and other electronic assemblies.
* Experience of component selection and an understanding of associated issues to include obsolescence.
* Ability to manage technical risks effectively.


* Video and image processing
* Analogue electronics
* Programming
* Reliability calculations
* Knowledge and awareness of future developments and trends in Engineering theory.
* Awareness of safety issues.
* Knowledge of the operational and organisation structure of the UK or similar armed forces.
* Obtaining CE compliance to include creation of Technical files, EMC harmonised standards and Low Voltage directive.Experience of capture and analysis of functional and non-functional requirements.
* Experience of board level architecture, design development and planning
* Demonstrable experience of VHDL design and debug
* Experience in embedded microcontroller programming
* Systems Architecting
* System integration
* Environmental testing

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