Electronics Hardware Engineer

Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Thame, UK
24 Aug 2019
28 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
A world leader in low voltage monitoring systems are now seeking an Electronic Hardware Engineer near oxford

Your new company
They're a world leader in low voltage monitoring systems for the electricity supply and other industries. A leader in secondary power distribution solutions with over 100 years' industry experience.

Your new role
Working as part of a small team of engineers you will be key to developing our next generation of automation solutions. This is an excellent opportunity for a hardware engineer to work in a mixed signal environment, developing systems for high reliability operation in a hostile environment.

You will work with the GridKey team and other stakeholders to develop early life cycle solutions from defining and agreeing technical specifications to prototyping concepts through to product ionisation and support with travel to domestic and overseas subcontractors, customers and company sites

Key Accountabilities:
  • Innovate to bring novel solutions to customer challenges
  • Work in an agile way to bring solutions to market meeting cost and schedule targets
  • Work early in the product life cycle, taking designs from requirement through to prototype
  • Work throughout the organisation to productionise and support products
  • Design new and modify existing products using company specific software to produce designs and implement systems.
  • Take responsibility for the entire product life cycle, including specification, system architecture, design, validation, production release and customer support for released products
  • Support change management, testing, fault finding, prototype and production build.
  • Provide end user support for both new and existing products
  • Be involved in continuous improvement activities

What you'll need to succeed
Qualifications, Experience & Skills Skills - what do you need to be able to do?
  • Analyse requirements/specifications
  • Model concepts with alternative options
  • Embedded electronic systems development
  • Use EDA tools for schematic, PCB and wiring loom design
  • Prototype and verify solutions using Dev Kits and self-designed and built development cards
  • Follow company processes
  • Analytical and complex problem solving skills
  • Communicate verbally and using MS Office, TeamCenter, and similar collaboration tools.
  • Manage part of, or whole projects.
  • Research emerging technical and regulatory trends

Knowledge - what you need to know
  • Electronic circuit analyse
  • Analogue and digital signal processing
  • Use of appropriate test equipment
  • Electromagnetics
  • Interaction between hardware and software
  • An appreciation of computer programming, language and algorithms
  • Appreciation of mechanical design
  • Engineering mathematics and modelling.
  • Inspection, measurement and testing.
  • An appreciation of company, quality and international standards.
  • Failure mode effects analysis (FMEA).
  • Safety and design failure modes.
  • Commercial practices, costing and sales.
  • Market knowledge particularly competitors, customers and other related industries.

Qualifications - You will have a good degree in a relevant subject (Electronic Engineering or equivalent)

What you'll get in return
Competitive Salary
Company Benefits
Working Hours - 37

What you need to do now
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