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Senior PCB Layout Engineer [HSE PCBLO]

  • Date Added: August 06th, 2020

An experienced PCB Layout Engineer is required to support the existing development team to take responsibility for the in-house PCB design and layout activities for the company’s Phased Array Antenna products. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic London-based technology company developing and delivering complex and innovative products into the aerospace, maritime and land mobile industries. The PCB Layout engineer will be tasked with supplying PCB Layouts to the designers, working across a range of technologies from RFIC evaluation boards, power supplies, to complex mixed-signal, impedance matched, multilayer, flexi-rigid and high-speed RF PCBs. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to develop technical skills across a broad range of technologies.

Technical Responsibilities:

  • Significant PCB design experience of complex PCB Layouts in applications including analogue, digital, power and RF in one or more of the following fields: telecoms, aerospace, wireless, microwave for both commercial and/or defence equipment
  • Take ownership of the complete PCB design process from assisting with requirements and mechanical definition, PCB stackup design, symbol and footprint creation to IPC standards, supporting schematic entry though to PCB layout and fabrication
  • Work effectively in collaboration with the other members of the development team, specifically hardware, antenna designers, systems engineers and mechanical teams to ensure effective support of the existing development programmes
  • Take Responsibility for the administration of the Altium Concord Component and design Vault and associated user accounts. Manage the sub-contract PCB layout activities with external bureaus
  • Ensure the PCBs are designed for EMC, Environmental and other regulatory approvals in line with best practise and meet the requirements for volume manufacturing (DFT/DFM)
  • Pro-active approach, self-motivated with the ability to deliver quality products on time and to cost whilst ensuring Design for Manufacture and Design for Test

Organisational Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the company’s long-term goals by delivering right first-time PCB designs
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on-time and build good working relationships with cross-functional team members and external departments, acting as a technical lead when required
  • Take responsibility for the PCB resource scheduling using in-house and external bureaus
  • Provide time and effort required for layout activities for input into the project planning process
  • Contribute to hardware design reviews

Qualifications & Skills:

Essential:

  • HNC, HND or higher in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering or related field
  • At least 5 - 7 years experience in a relevant industry working on leading-edge PCB designs for products in the data communications, automotive, aerospace or defence sectors
  • Considerable experience of multi-layer PCB design applications involving high-speed, mixed signal (Analogue, Digital, RF) and power circuits, including conventional, micro-via technology, stackup constraints and controlled impedance traces. Solid knowledge of high-speed layout techniques
  • Familiar with the placement and layout of PCBs involving MCUs, FPGAs, Ethernet Switches, memories such as Flash, SRAMs, Ethernet PHYs, CAN, high speed serial busses and RF features
  • Good understanding of the layout constraints for high current point of load power supplies (switch mode and linear), current return paths, grounding options and thermal management techniques
  • Experienced with one or more schematic capture tools such as Altium, Mentor and HyperLynx for SI simulations. Knowledge of mechanical import/export process for ECAD design
  • A strong background in Altium Designer and Altium Concord Component Vault, lifecycle management, schematic and PCB templates, obtained from industry experience
  • A good understanding of the design processes and best practices for PCB Layout. An understanding of IPC standards for high reliability products.
  • Knowledge of PCB verification tools such as – CAM350, GCPrevue
  • A good understanding of the PCB fabrication processes (conventional and sequential lamination), aware of the latest technologies, material selection, stack-ups, buried and blind vias etc)
  • Appreciation of product safety and PCB design for EMC. DFM/DFT for volume manufacture
  • Ability to liaise with and manage PCB layout bureaus, PCB fabricators and assembly houses
  • Excellent communication skills and team working. Self-starter. Flexible can-do attitude


Desirable:         

  • A good understanding of the PCB development process for high-reliability environments, namely aerospace, marine or automotive products
  • Knowledge of the product approvals process to meet CE, EN and the relevant product approvals (emissions, susceptibility, environmental) for the Aero (DO-160G) and marine markets
  • Knowledge of flexi and flexi-rigid PCB designs
  • Experience of Solidworks with respect to the import/export of mechanical information
  • Competent in the use of MS Access and macro creation to manage schematic component libraries

Our Office:

Hanwha Phasor Ltd's UK Technology Centre is based in modern, open plan offices with great views, in the vibrant area of Hatton Garden, London.  

For transport we have excellent connections, with Farringdon, City Thameslink and Kings Cross St Pancras over ground stations within walking distance, and Chancery Lane and Farringdon tube stations within a 5-minute walk.

There are showers, cycle racks, lockers and a coffee shop on site.

A number of networking and social events run throughout the year.

We are within easy walking distance of the City, Covent Garden and Embankment – there’s plenty to do at lunchtimes and after work.

Leather Lane food market is right on our doorstep with a range of diverse food on offer. The usual chains are also close by, so we really are spoilt for choice.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Contributory pension
  • 25 days holiday (plus recognised public holidays) and holiday purchase scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work scheme