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Senior/Principal Engineer (Electrical/Electronic)

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South East
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Position:Senior/Principal Engineer (Electronic/Electrical)

A hardware engineer works within the electrical and electronics team to complete designs on time and to budget. Foreground activities include schematic capture, PCB layout, firmware and review. Cable design and wiring schedules also form part of the day to day workload as well as documentation.

The electrical and electronics team works on a wide variety of designs from high speed digital electronic platforms to wired cabinets. These are used for military applications both externally and internally to various business units. Engineers in the department are involved in all phases of development including bid support.

The Purpose of the Role:

Responsible for achieving assigned engineering tasks and ensure timely delivery to customers. To support the engineering function in order that both project and statutory requirements are met and to improve the effectiveness of the electronic design function within the company.

Responsibilities / Accountability: 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.
*Providing improvement suggestions for the processes and procedures you operate
*Production of design documentation (include technical and design proving reports/CE compliance and Product Test Specifications)
*Identifying and helping manage technical risk in their area within projects and developments.
*Providing adequate constructive challenge in design reviews to identify and mitigate any key issues.
*Carrying out engineering activity in accordance with engineering procedures
*PCB design using computer aided design tools, schematic design and PCB layout.
*Selection of component parts and obsolescence.
*Writing of technical reports, specifications and test procedures.

Knowledge Requirements
Education / Qualifications
*Good electronics engineering or physics degree or equivalent
*Broad knowledge of Electronic Engineering methodologies, processes and tools.
*Design for EMC compliance and Knowledge of EMC standards.
*Knowledge of electronics design safety standards such as BS EN 60950.
*Knowledge and understanding of design for manufacture / Knowledge and understanding of full project life cycle
*High speed digital design

Practical Experience & Skills
*Demonstrable experience of electronics/systems design in the defence industry or other relevant environment
*Experience in design for EMC & 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.

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