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We are now accepting applications from Hardware Engineers to work with this world leader in low voltage monitoring systems for the electricity supply and other industries. The company is part of a leading organisation in secondary power distribution solutions and has over 100 years’ industry experience, with facilities in Africa, Brazil, Dubai, India and Thailand as well as the UK.


You will be working as part of a small team of engineers and will be key to developing the 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 this niche divisions team and other stakeholders to develop early life cycle solutions from defining and agreeing technical specifications to prototyping concepts through to productionisation and support.


Based in Basildon, you will be expected to travel to domestic and overseas subcontractors, customers and various sites as necessary.


Key Accountabilities


You will:


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


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

Produce documentation

Creative thinking

Analytical and complex problem solving skills

Active listening and interpersonal skills

Ability to pay attention to detail

Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team

Communicate verbally and using MS Office, TeamCenter, and similar collaboration tools.

Manage part of, or whole projects.

Manage workflow and time.

Research emerging technical and regulatory trends.


Knowledge – what you need to know

· Electronic circuit analysis

· 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.


Knowledge – what it would be good to have

· Knowledge of MV distribution systems and switchgear

· Knowledge of LV monitoring

· Knowledge of type testing to IEC standards


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

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