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Principal Engineer (Hardware)

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South East
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Aerospace & Defence
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Position: Principal Engineer (Hardware)

My client provides a variety of electronic products for military applications including sonobuoys, anti-submarine warfare systems, naval combat management systems, and electro-optic systems. In addition they have moved into a Prime Contract Management role providing whole platform solutions.

*The Principal Hardware Design Engineer will be responsible for:
*Understanding the hardware requirements and design considerations for signal processing systems
*Understanding the hardware requirements and design considerations for driving transducers
*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
*Schematic design and providing guidance for PCB layouts
*Selection of component parts and obsolescence.
*Liaison with other engineering functions (mechanical, production, test, systems and software)
*Ensure compliance to customer and quality requirements
*Provide support to other engineering functions during development and production.
*Providing a good level of technical design documentation
*Providing electrical engineering representation at internal design reviews

*The main duties of the Principal Hardware Design Engineer will be:
*Ensuring the design requirements are adequately addressed and traced to their source
*Ensuring that the design can be adequately tested and verified
*Ensuring the development and manufacturing costs 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 and standards
*Ensuring the design is under suitable configuration control

Supervisory Responsibility:
As a principal engineer within the company the candidate will be expected to provide guidance and advise to junior members of staff and graduates as well as being able to support and substantiate their design solutions to a technical audience.

Tools, S/W Packages and Equipment Used:
A variety of tools are used across the company including:
*Altium Designer, Zuken CadStar, PADS and Cadence OrCAD for schematic capture,
*Spice for circuit modelling and simulation,
*Xilinx VHDL (Vivado) and Altera Quartus Prime for firmware development
*Autodesk Electrical (wiring schedules)
*MATLAB for system level modelling, evaluation and analysis
*A working knowledge of some but not all of these is required. Additional training will be provided as necessary.

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