Electronics Design/Test Engineer

A key role in design with responsibility for the delivery of innovative and cost effective design and test solutions, on time and on budget, which meet or exceed customer requirements.

* Establish/negotiate and fully document clear technical requirements through liaison with internal and external stakeholders
* Actively participate in the planning and resource estimation of design and testing activities for new projects
* Identify from the pre-bid stage, a clear plan for compliance with every aspect of customer requirements, capturing associated costs and timescales
* Liaise throughout the project with customers and suppliers as required
* Proactively alert peers, and management of any project risks and potential mitigation actions
* Create design concepts, schematics and associated specifications, review packs and validation strategies
* Ensure all design changes are fully documented, approved, correctly released and appropriately stored/archived
* Conduct peer reviews and support formal design reviews
* Carry out electronics cooling simulation modelling (training provided where necessary)
* Participate in DFMEA design failure mode effects & analysis reviews
* Work closely with production engineers to ensure design is optimised for manufacture
* Ensure that all design work is cost optimised in accordance with product bom cost targets and development labour budget
* Identify all product testing requirements needed throughout development and in manufacturing
* Identify most cost effective hardware equipment to support tight specification and accuracy levels and help develop software solutions for testing. This also includes creating cost justifications for any capital investment
* Develop detailed validation testing procedures ensuring that all customer requirements are fully met with evidence
* Prepare test specifications for any sub contract testing; clearly articulate options and recommendations
* Work closely with other designers and manufacturing leads to identify test solutions that provide optimal coverage in minimal cycle times at the lowest possible cost
* Responsible for ordering all parts with purchasing and conducting the assembly and validation of all test equipment solutions.
* Carry out verification and validation testing, and support factory acceptance testing
* Identify and implement opportunities to improve design process robustness/efficiency
* Be on hand in Production during prototype builds to ensure that any build or testing issues are swiftly resolved
* Proactively alert management of any potential cost/time savings (or overruns) that may impact project margin. Ensure lessons learned are captured and applied

Qualifications, Experience And Skills:

* Electronics related degree/HND – significant demonstrable experience may be considered in lieu
* Proficient in the design of innovative, high-reliability, power-efficient electronic circuits for use in demanding environments
* In depth understanding of the principles of designing for success in EMC testing
* Experience of working with various micro controllers and micro code
* Experience of designing circuits with JTAG interfaces
* Experience of electronics packaging design
* Able to identify and assess power/battery solutions for demanding environments
* Able to estimate work effort with reasonable accuracy, and finish on time without close supervision
* Pro-active problem solver and out-of-box thinker

* Attention to detail and a ‘right first time’ approach

Willingness and desire to acquire new skills and invest in professional self-development

* Excellent communications skills with proven ability to engage and build strong working relationships in a team environment
* Act at all times in accordance with terms and conditions described in your contract of employment
* Comply with Health and Safety and Environmental policy
* Carry out any other duties that might reasonably be requested


* Experience of electronics cooling simulation software
* Knowledge/experience of designing Intrinsically Safe circuits
* Knowledge or experience of LabView
* Practical exposure to software programming
* Experience of working with C++ and C for microcontrollers
* Knowledge or proven ability to interpret defence standards
* Experience in a fast-paced Aerospace or Defence Quality manufacturing environment desirable.

* SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level

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