Senior Hardware Electronics Engineer - Automotive, West Midlands, £50,000 Circa + benefits
This role encompasses the complete range of life-cycle activities relating to the design, development, manufacture and test of electrical and electronic hardware intended for use in the Company's products, prototypes and any other equipment requiring electronics hardware for its function. This position reports directly to the Chief Hardware Engineer and includes the following primary duties:
Senior Hardware Electronics Engineer responsibilities:
Supporting Department management activities; planning, reviews, process development, mentoring;
Supporting Project Acquisition by providing estimates of time and budgets;
Liaising with Customer Representatives and other members of the Project Team to agree product hardware requirements, and to resolve specification deficiencies;
Liaising with the Project Manager and other members of the Project Team to establish hardware feature content and requirements for internal and customer releases;
Providing Technical Leadership on development projects to the team; taking a primary role in the hardware design and development process including: hardware requirements specification and analysis, hardware system design, hardware functional design, hardware specification, participation in peer and formal reviews, preparation of test plans, specification and procurement of test equipment, coordinating and supporting the manufacture and test of prototypes;
Providing accurate and timely information relating to the progress of assigned tasks and activities, problem areas, project concerns, recovery actions etc.;
Promoting the orderly progression of hardware integration by ensuring assigned activities are completed to the schedule agreed with the Project Team;
Generating work plans for engineers allocated to the Project;
Ensure that hardware development work is conducted in accordance with Company policies and procedures, and that such work meets relevant project, customer and Company quality and safety standards;
Ensure all supporting documentation relating to a hardware release is complete and accurate (including but not limited to: requirements documents, design documents, design review reports, test plans & results, user documentation) and is held according to the Company's policies;
Ensure the relevant hardware lifecycle is followed for assigned engineering activities;
Identify areas for improvement including tools, techniques and processes;
Ensure that any safety concerns identified are recorded in the project hazard log and are brought to the attention of the Chief Hardware Engineer;
Ensure that any problems encountered during the hardware design and development process which might affect the performance or quality of the final product are brought to the immediate attention of the Project Manager and Chief Hardware Engineer;
Liaising with the Customer to establish priorities and resolve timing conflict;
Act as chair and arbiter during formal design reviews.
Senior Hardware Electronics Engineer Requirements:
Degree-qualified in an appropriate engineering discipline (Electrical and Electronic Engineering);
Experience of small to medium volume manufacturing and assembly techniques appropriate to HV Power Electronics;
Experience of Si, SiC and GaN technology up to 1200V.
Experience of Power Conversion; Converter and Inverter up to 300kW.
Experience in HSD with latest range of Safety Processors; Infineon and NXP primarily.
Experienced and familiar with using ECAD; Altium, Zuken, PSpice, Spice, MathCAD including general engineering tools;
Experience in the use of model-based development tools including Matlab, Simulink;
Experience and understanding of ISO26262 including process and design methologies;
Good troubleshooting, test and analysis skills;
Good written and verbal communication skills; supporting customer meetings, issues resolution and report writing;
Proficiency with standard office tools (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project etc.);
A flexible approach in terms of working hours;
Willingness to travel within the UK and world wide