DESIblitz Job: Principal Electronics Design Engineer

Principal Electronics Design Engineer

Permanent Gosport, Hampshire


This is a senior role in design with responsibility for the delivery of innovative and cost effective design and test solutions, on time and on budget, which meet or exceed customer requirements.


  • Establish/negotiate and fully document clear technical requirements through liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively participate in the planning and resource estimation for new projects
  • Liaise throughout the project with customer and suppliers as required
  • Take ownership for technical risk management and mitigation. Proactively alert peers, project teams and management of any risks and potential mitigation actions
  • Create design concepts, schematics and associated specifications, review packs and validation strategies
  • Carry out verification and validation testing, and support factory acceptance testing
  • Ensure all design changes are fully documented, approved, correctly released and appropriately stored/archived
  • Conduct peer reviews and support formal design reviews
  • Carry out electronics cooling simulation modelling (training provided where necessary)
  • Conduct DFMEA (design failure mode effects & analysis) reviews
  • Work closely with production engineers to ensure design is optimised for manufacture
  • Ensure that all design work is cost optimised in accordance with product BOM cost targets and development labour budget
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve design process robustness/efficiency
  • Ensure lessons learned are captured and applied
  • Provide support as required to junior designers and sub contract designers
  • Provide design support/guidance as required to our Subsea organisation
  • Be on hand in Production during prototype builds to ensure that any issues are swiftly resolved
  • Proactively alert management of any potential cost/time savings (or overruns) that may impact project margin.


  • Electronics related degree – significant demonstrable experience may be considered in lieu
  • Highly proficient in the design and layout (ideally using Altium) of innovative, high-reliability, power-efficient electronic circuits for use in demanding environments
  • In depth understanding of the principles of designing for success in EMC testing
  • Experience of designing PCB assemblies with JTAG interfaces
  • Experience of electronics packaging design
  • Experience of working with various micro controllers and associated micro code
  • Experience of designing for test
  • Experience of designing functional test and establishing and documenting test coverage
  • Experience of analogue circuit design for sensors and interfaces
  • Able to identify and assess power/battery solutions for demanding environments
  • Able to estimate work effort with reasonable accuracy, and finish on time without close supervision
  • Attention to detail and a ‘right first time’ approach
  • Carry out any other duties that might reasonably be requestedWillingness and desire to acquire new skills and invest in professional self-development
  • Excellent communications skills with proven ability to engage and build strong working relationships in a team environment

The following would be deemed as highly desirable:

  • Experience of electronics cooling simulation software (ideally SolidWorks Electronics Cooling)
  • Knowledge/experience of designing Intrinsically Safe circuits
  • Practical LabView experience
  • Experience of working with C++ and/or C for microcontrollers
  • Practical exposure to software programming
  • Knowledge or proven ability to interpret defence standards
  • Experience in a fast-paced Aerospace or Defence Quality manufacturing environment desirable.


  • Salary is negotiable and very competitive, so please speak to the recruiter once you have applied to ensure it aligns with your expectations.
  • All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level

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Posted 1 month ago