EI Senior Hardware Design Engineer

Location Basildon
Discipline: Electrical/Electronic, Design Engineers
Job type: Permanent
Salary: £competitive + benefits
Contact name: Vicki Martinson

Contact email: vmartinson@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 030145
Published: 27 days ago
Expiry date: 10 Jun 2023 23:59

​We are currently recruiting for several permanent Senior Hardware Design Engineers to be based in our 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:

  • Extensive 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, bidirectional conversion for the automotive industry

  • Practical experience using MATLAB tool chains.

  • Proficient with Microsoft office - Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and advanced Excel


  • Competitive Salary

  • Pension Scheme

  • Private Healthcare including medical cash plan

  • Life Assurance

  • 26 Holidays (Plus the bank holidays)

  • Training and Development Opportunities