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Hardware Design Engineer

Contechs Consulting




Posted: 15/09/2023

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Position Title: Hardware Design Engineer

Duration: Permanent

Location: Basildon, Essex

Our Client is currently recruiting for several permanent Hardware Design Engineers to be based in the Basildon site, with the opportunity for Hybrid working.
The main purpose of the role is to Design and development of electronics and instrumentation for the automotive market on customer requirements under consideration of all engineering specifications, cost, quality, and timing.
Skills required for ACDC and DCDC converter technology.

Duties & Responsibilities

Hardware Design includes
Concept analysis and main component identification
Hardware project planning and control
Specification writing
Block diagram drafting
Schematic capture and layout
DFMEA analysis
Worst case analysis
Reliability analysis
FMEDA analysis
Thermal analysis
HW/SW interface management
HW/Mechanical interface management
BOM cost analysis and optimisation
Prototype parts sourcing
Management of prototype assembly
Prototype debugging and testing
Test report writing
Managing Hardware acceptance testing
Analysis of validation and customer issues
Technology Research
Identify innovative and cost effective HW technologies that could give EIBU a technological and/or economic benefit.
Attend fairs, seminars and conferences as required to keep up-to-date with latest developments within the automotive electronics arena.
Write report on technologies


Must have:

Experience of designing several power converters (DCDC, ACDC)
Excellent knowledge of power conversion for low voltage (<60 V) and high voltage (>60 V to <800 V)
Experience in high power conversion units (>2KW), high currents (>100A) and high voltage (>250V)
Experience in DCDC control loops. Experience in real time digital control for switch mode power supplies an advantage.
Experience in the automotive industry
Good analogue and digital design skills
Fluent in schematics capture, layout and simulation
Good practical knowledge of EMC
Good thermal management skills
Good knowledge of electronics components market cost levels (cost conscious design)
Good understanding of mechanical packaging for embedded electronics
Good understanding of electronics manufacturing (design for manufacturing, design for testing)
Full valid driving licence to drive in the UK
Fluent in English
Right to work in the UK - Valid Passport
Ability to travel both in the UK and Overseas, sometimes at short notice

Preferably Have:

AC to DC converter design, power factor correction.
Experience of designing resonant converter, especially LLC.
Experience in designing, specifying and testing magnetic component such as power inductors and transformers
Knowledge of communication protocols for the automotive market (e.g. CAN, LIN, FlexRay, Ethernet etc.).
Knowledge of Mentor Graphics CAD package
Experience in OBC, HV DCDC, and bidirectional conversion for the automotive industry
Practical experience using MATLAB tool chains.
Proficient with Microsoft office - Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and advanced Excel

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