Graduate Hardware Engineer

Waterlooville | Other

Graduate Hardware Engineer

Design, Integration and Test (DIT)

Waterlooville, PO7 7XY
Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week) 


Are you a creative problem-solver with a passion for pushing the boundaries of technology? Do you thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment where innovation is encouraged? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!


The Serco Design, Integration and Test team is looking for skilled engineers with a desire to develop their careers in electronics, hardware, and automatic test engineering.  As our Graduate Hardware Engineer you will play a pivotal role in designing, developing, and optimizing hardware solutions which involves the definition, integration, commissioning, acceptance, and Post Design Support (PDS) of electronics hardware and test equipment.  You will be responsible for architectural design, detailed design (electronic and mechanical, PCB layout, and circuit design), verification testing, support, and obsolescence management.


Serco DIT offer unique opportunities for engineering staff to work in a small team on the full lifecycle of product and service development, where everyone's contribution is critical to the overall success of the business.  Prospective applicants can expect exposure to all aspects of project delivery, with opportunities for some travel in the UK and Europe to support our existing and new customers.


Serco's DIT team forms part of the technology capability, providing high integrity test solutions, through-life support, data acquisition/simulation, and technical consultancy.  The DIT team works with leading industry technologies and tools, which are integrated into innovative solutions that enables customers to reduce costs and succeed in their goals. Our team is driven by a shared vision of shaping the future through innovation, and we are looking for a Hardware Engineer to help us achieve our mission.


What we offer:

  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.
  • Annual leave purchase scheme.
  • Up to 6% contributory pension scheme
  • Flexible working options.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Serco discounts which include supermarkets, cinemas, Merlin entertainment and online shopping discounts, as well as discounts on mobile phone plans and leisure centre memberships.
  • A range of benefits to support the health and wellbeing of you and your family such as Employee Assistance Programme, Thrive app, Health Cash Plans, and more.
  • A wealth of career development training to suit your future aspirations. These range from role specific training, leadership coaching, formal study and much more to support you to build your career with Serco.
  • A safe and supportive culture.
  • A company passionate about diversity and inclusion.


Main responsibilities of the role include: 

  • Analyse requirement specifications.
  • Develop architectural and detailed hardware designs utilising COTS / bespoke components.
  • Contribute to design reviews.
  • Develop verification and acceptance test strategies.
  • Undertake test, commission, integration acceptance and PDS activities including obsolescence management.
  • Produce plans, specifications, and support documentation.
  • Deliver in a manner that meets the contractual requirements and the relevant internal processes.


What you'll need to do the role:

  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • HNC/HND in Electronic/Electrical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Ability to generate comprehensive design lifecycle documentation.
  • Previous experience in a mix of the following areas: digital, analogue, FPGA, RF, EMC and interface, cable, mechanical and PCB design.
  • Excellent communication and teamworking abilities.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated and shows enthusiasm working towards goals.
  • Serco will apply for SC level security clearance for the candidate prior to appointment; successful attainment of clearance is a pre-requisite for employment.


To discover more about our careers in Defence, meet our team, and to find out more about what we offer, please follow this Link. We're also a signatory of the UK Governments Women in Defence Charter, to find out more please click here.


Please click on the apply button to complete your application. Occasionally we receive a large volume of applications for our roles and when that happens, we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment. 


At Serco, we see people first and foremost for their performance and potential. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates and strongly encourage applications from a diverse candidate pool. We are open to discussions around flexibility and flexible working. As a proud Disability Confident Leader and holder of the Silver Inclusive Employer Standard, disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the job will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their abilities at an interview. 


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12/10/2023 02:17:00
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