Senior Electronic Engineer in Bath, Somerset, United Kingdom

Senior Electronic Engineer

Russell Taylor are actively recruiting for a Senior Electronic Engineer for their Client who designs and manufactures electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment used to manage the flow of liquids, gases and powders within the Oil, Gas, Nuclear and Petro-chemical industries.

The successful candidate will come with experience of a wide range of technologies and how to implement them into industrial environments. Key technology areas of interest would include analogue sensor monitoring and filtering, digital microcontrollers (Cortex M3 Series or similar), power electronics (SMPS and motor drive circuits), digital communications (via radio module or wired) and low power/battery design. Knowledge of programming these systems would also be of benefit.

As part of the job you will join a team of multitalented engineers across different disciplines and will be responsible, with support, for the complete life cycle development of the product. From initial specifications, to implementation and on to support our engineers play a critical role in influencing the products we make as well as the process we use to make it.

Responsibilities
• Development of specifications and designs with other engineers to meet customer needs
• Development, verification and delivery of adaptable robust industrial product designs
• Incorporation of new technologies to provide best in class solutions
• Ensuring that designs meet environment and regulatory requirements
• Preparation of documentation packs to support work undertaken
• Travel (when required) to other offices to support products and development
• Interfacing with suppliers and production to ensure a smooth delivery

Desired Design Skills (and levels)
• Writing Hardware specifications- Can collate and resolve conflicts in requirements from a variety of sources to produce a specification for a single PCB
• Design documentation- Can compile documents and review the work of others
• CAD design tools- Ability to competently use schematic capture tools and perform basic PCB layout tasks
• Analogue design- Can design from scrath basic analogue circuits (e.g. Sallen key filters) for specific uses
• Digital design- Can defensively design robust digital systems incorporating safety measures (e.g. watchdogs, voltage monitoring)
• Power electronics- Can design and implement basic motor control circuits (such as a brushless DC motor)
• Wireless design (and approvals)- Can demonstrate an understanding of the basic components of a RF system and what they do, can integrate wireless modules and understand possible pitfalls
• Low power design- Is able to implement a battery powered system designed for an ndustrial environment
• Design for manufacture- Can make a design that can be easily and efficiently produced and verified in production
• Testing & Debugging- has practical experience of debugging new and legacy designs
• Design for EMC (and testing)- Experience in resolving EMC issues during/after EMC testing
• Electrical safety- Able to apply the requirements of a standard to meet safety requirements of hazardous voltages
• Hardware design reviews- Able to lead a design review of someone else’s design
• Bug tracking- Has used bug tracking tools for documenting and tracking issues seen during and after development of a product
• Industrial network protocols (general)- Is aware of and has used some industrial networks such as MODBUS, Profibus, Foundation Fieldbus, Hart, etc.
• Is able to read and understand firmware (written in C) to assist in debugging designs
• Can write basic C code to prove the hardware operation of a board.

Education/Qualifications
• Minimum high grade Bachelor Hons Degree or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or equivalent
• Must hold a passport and full UK driving Licence

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