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Senior Hardware Engineer

Senior Hardware Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

A Multi-billion-pound company has arrived in the UK… this is your opportunity to work for them!

Mainly known for being the largest manufacturers of electric trains in the world, which is impressive on its own. To give you an idea on where the company currently sit against competitors, in 2019 the global rolling stock market was valued at $60.4 billion and their share of this was a staggering $32.4 billion. So, you can put things into perspective, the closest competitor’s revenue was around $15.8 billion.

Now the exciting part…

With the UK trying to achieve a full transition to EVs by 2032 at the latest, our client has seen an opportunity to be involved in this transition and have built a new state of the art facility based in the West Midlands, which is where they are going to be starting their journey in the EV market.

As the company already have a large share of the rolling stock market, the next steps are to grow their market share within the EV sector. How are they going to do this you may ask?

They are going to do this by adding experienced engineers like yourself to an already highly skilled engineering team, from doing this they will gain more knowledge of the industry and get a better understanding of where they will be most valuable to other companies. This will open a wide range of opportunities for you, as you grow alongside the company on their EV journey.

In this position you will drive electro-mechanical integration activities for Power Electronics (PE) at system-level and component-level from initial concept through to production. You will collaborate with system engineers, hardware engineers and customers to develop optimal layout of the electronics sub-systems, casing design, assess package feasibility and internal/external interfaces. It will also be essential to carry out benchmark analysis and research into emerging technologies.

They are looking for a Senior Hardware Engineer to join their engineering team. The purpose of the role is to design: power supplies for low voltage electronics, analogue voltage sensing circuits, analogue current sensing circuits and gate driver circuits for IGBT and MOSFET based switching converters and inverters used in automotive powertrain and associated applications. If you are an experienced hardware engineer who has a passion for automotive industry, we would like to hear from you.

What you will be doing in this role: 

  • Be responsible for gate drive circuit and measurement circuit development for automotive application 
  • Hardware circuit concept design, detailed design, schematic and PCB design and review according to specification 
  • Hardware design analysis/simulation or such as DFMEA, De-rating/stress Analysis, worst case analysis, tolerance, thermal etc. 
  • Hardware circuit verification and validation, test specification and report document definition and review 
  • Functional Safety compliant design activities such as TSR definition and safety analysis (FMEDA, FTA) 
  • Provision of requirements input for design, analysis, simulation, and testing. 
  • Provision of input for the generation of technical specifications, proposals and other documentations 
  • Present constructive ideas to both customers and internal teams 
  • Conduct speculative research on certain technical issues 
  • Actively corporate with other colleagues, organize meetings to discuss critical issues, update and progress in time with the awareness of timeline 
  • Support functional safety engineer to evaluate functional safety performance of the hardware 
  • To maintain effective working relationship with core members, guarantee efficient circulation of technical information among departments 
  • Actively communicate with external suppliers, universities, research institutes and clients, keep in line with the cutting-edge technology and future trending technology

We would like you to have: 

  • Bachelors/ Master/PhD’s degree in one of the following subjects; physics, power electronics, electrical and electronic engineering 
  •  At least 4 years (Principle or Senior) hardware development working experience in automotive Tier 1 or 2 supplier or OEM 
  • Familiar with automotive electronic hardware design process and standards 
  • One or more hardware design analysis experience such as DFMEA, De-rating/stress Analysis, Worst case analysis 
  • Voltage/current/temperature measurement circuit design experience 
  • Power semiconductor gate driver circuit design experience 
  • Experience with one or more automotive gate driver IC products from Infineon/Broadcom/NXP/Analog Device for instance. 
  • Electronic component selection: good interpretation capability of component datasheets, knowledgeable and experienced to select the most appropriate component 
  • SPI interface experience 


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