Electrical Engineer

Southampton | Electrical, Engineering

The overall role is responsible to lead the electrical definition, development and delivery of multiple interconnected components, from different internal and external engineering and R&D disciplines to create innovative next generation products.

Key areas of work will be:

  • Managing innovation projects for new device technologies transferring across from the Discover Proof of Concept Team and in Proof of Application / Develop.

  • Managing improvement projects for manufacturability, cost reduction, complexity reduction, component selection and obsolescence or consumer complaint reduction.

  • System Design Specification - work with necessary stakeholders and prepare system requirements specification including hardware and software.

  • Assist project manager with project schedule development and milestone definition.

  • System Functional and Non-Functional Analysis - carry out a range of analysis and investigations to create the user stories for the product.

  • Lead internal teams and / or external development partners to define the expected system functionality and performance targets.

  • Assist internal teams and / or development partners with product realization activities.

  • Provide operations and sourcing with documentation and process development assistance to produce the product as developed.

  • Liaise with cross category architecture teams to maintain alignment with the specified programs, as well as electrical and physical architecture.

  • Working with our internal teams and / or development partners, create functional designs, demonstrating how the system satisfies the defined customer requirements.

  • Product Verification and Validation - design and develop system integration plan and tests.

  • Lead System Integration and test (EVT).

  • Assist with safety certification testing and country specific homologation.

  • Lead cross-functional technical and design reviews on the products.

  • Responsible for product documentation from initial proposals through first production release.

  • Assist with production and field failure analysis as required.

  • Provide device and electrical / electronics systems Subject Matter Expertise (SME) for prior art technical assessments of patents for freedom to operate.

  • Designing and leading (internally or with our partners) R&D device design experiments in support of assertive patenting workstreams.

  • Working with third-party assemblers and designers to ensure all performance, visual and regulatory specifications are properly described and understood.

  • Ensuring electronics design and packaging meet requirements of battery technologies

  • Develop test kit, where necessary, to interrogate onboard chips or measure outputs against a functionality matrix.

  • Improving drawing standards and ensuring drawings supplied from design teams / 3rd party industrial design agencies meet requirements for PCB assembler implementation and quality inspection.

  • Create reports and learning documents for future design improvements.

Suitable candidates will ideally have a good knowledge and understanding of product development processes and also have a background in single layer PCB design experience. Electronics test design experience is also required along with certification for IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 (level 1)

Other desirable qualities include:

  • Component selection in battery powered, consumer electronics
  • RF comms design
  • Electronics and battery encapsulation.
  • Component choice for manufacturability, operational performance and consumer safety
  • KPI definition and dashboard creation
  • Statistical analysis (6-sigma) and Continuous Improvement planning
  • Validation planning through an appropriate model
  • Working knowledge of electrical and firmware

design methods

  • Working knowledge of mass produced product

development and debug tools

  • Working knowledge of international safety standards for consumer electronics products
  • MS Project, Visio, PowerPoint, excel, and word
  • Fluent in Electrical CAD software use

The chosen individual must have a Bachelor of Science in an Electrical engineering field, experience of working within product development in related field and also previous experience in Requirements creation and / or product verification testing. They would also be interested in applications from an individual with previous experience launching a consumer electronic product into volume production

This contract is initially for 12 months but is very likely to last a lot longer

£350-£400 per day (Inside IR35) depending on suitability

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11/04/2023 09:25:00
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