Senior Electronics Engineer

Industrious Recruitment
29 Mar 2019
11 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Electronics Engineer

Salary: Competitive

Location: Bordon

My client is looking for an experienced Senior Electronics Engineer to work on design and development of switch-mode power supplies with strong design experience and understanding of leading-edge power conversion techniques, ideally with applications in Hi-Rel markets and knowledge of the associated design standards.

A comprehensive understanding of leading-edge power conversion techniques is required. A positive can-do attitude with a commitment to technical excellence and a proven track-record in meeting project timescales and budgets.

Job Specification

  • Design and development of switch-mode power supplies for sectors such as defence, instrumentation, oil & gas, rail or similar high reliability sectors.
  • Taking responsibility for development of the product from concept to manufacture.
  • Assist in creating design specifications, working closely with the engineering department to exceed the customer’s expectations.
  • Ensure the company’s commercial expectations are realised, optimising product costs throughout the development process.
  • Work closely with their production and test engineering teams to ensure that products are suitable for production.
  • Adhere to the company’s quality standards at all times, ensuring that the necessary documentation is produced for product development.
  • Design the power supply to meet the relevant safety standards.
  • Take an active role in performing verification and validation tests. Guaranteeing the product meets the customer’s specification and the company’s reliability targets.
  • Engage in research and development activities to improve the company’s technical capabilities and systems.
  • Maintain project plans and report on the progress of project work as requested by the Section Manager.
  • Provide technical support to the customer.
  • Provide guidance and direction to Engineers and Technicians, taking an active role to develop the team’s capabilities.
  • Work effectively in a team-based environment.
  • Take on other work as necessary to support the company’s activities.

Personal Attributes

To effectively perform the duties of a Senior Electronics Engineer, you must be able to demonstrate a number of competencies that are essential to the position, which include:


  • Formal qualification equivalent to UK degree level in electronics or related discipline, candidates with equivalent experience may be considered.
  • Three to five years’ experience of designing new and re-designing digital and analogue products.
  • Familiar with modern power conversion design techniques applicable to DCDC and ACDC from 100W to 30KW including:
    • Resonant conversion
    • Planar magnetics
    • Power Factor Correction
    • Synchronous Rectification
    • Control loop design
    • EMC filter design
    • Digital circuits for BITE, Communications and Control
  • Experience of formal EMC and Environmental Qualification Testing, inc. MIL / RIA.
  • Knowledge of the safety compliance requirements for CE marking.
  • Off-site support of qualification and safety testing.
  • Specification of Special to Type Test Equipment (STTE).
  • Proficient in Circuit Simulation, Generation of Reports and Presentations.
  • Experienced in generation of Technical Data Packs and attending/presenting at Customer Design Reviews.
  • Be willing to travel in the UK as required.
  • Have knowledge of manufacturing methods used in the electronics industry.
  • Have experience of working with defined project costs.
  • Have the ability to multi-task and cope with a degree of pressure in a professional engineering environment.
  • Ability to work accurately to defined timescales.
  • IT literate.
  • Able to work in a team effectively while being self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of active and passive electronic components used in electronic power converters.


  • Integration of embedded code within the power supply hardware:
    • VHDL - especially related to Altera CPLDs (Quartus environment)
    • DsPIC digital control loop or similar
    • DO178B / DO254 processes
    • Digital circuits for BITE, Communications and Control
  • Stress analysis
  • Reliability (MTBF / FMEA)
  • PCB design rules / layout
  • Test Plans
  • Resolving production test issues related to Automated Test Equipment / STTE
  • Knowledge of UL safety standards.
  • Awareness of latest industry environmental directives such as RoHS, REACH and Halogen free.

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