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Electronics Design & PCB Layout Engineer


Responsible for the design of PCBs, ensuring that electrical performance, quality, cost and manufacturability requirements are met.


  • Full responsibility for specification and layout of mixed technology telecommunications product circuit board
  • To deliver fully verified and documented designs in line with project defined technical, schedule and cost constraints
  • Specific responsibility for design of power supply / biasing and control circuits for low noise RF / microwave transceiver modules
  • To effectively and comprehensively document designs and design decisions in a format which stands up to scrutiny by internal peers, customers and external auditors alike.
  • Ensuring that designs meet the system & volume manufacturability requirements - including de-rating & tolerance analysis in accordance with design handbook requirements and due consideration of design for manufacture principles.
  • Preparing and reviewing tollgate documentation, ensuring the standard according to the NPI procedure is achieved and that reports are progressed and updated throughout the project.
  • To pro-actively participate in design reviews and to initiate design reviews in order to mitigate risk when appropriate.
  • To meet departmental objectives as allocated by Team Leader
  • To regularly and clearly report status and progress against assigned workpackages – including due consideration of technical, cost and timescale requirements
  • To pro-actively seek out and mitigate technical and project risk
  • To effectively interface with operations, projects, quality and sales in order to meet project objectives


  • Detailed electronic circuit specification and design including simulation, schematic capture, new part selection, creation and circuit board requirement / design rule definition
  • Circuit board schematic generation and layout – including preparation and implementation of best practice design flow procedures, library management, BoM generation and control
  • MTBF and component de-rating analysis & reporting in line with company / customer requirements
  • The compilation and checking of design documentation, example: design logbooks, data packs, peer review etc. in preparation for design release and production
  • Pro-actively supporting the New Product Introduction for assigned projects.
  • Problem solving and fault diagnosis of manufactured products during product introduction – including attendance and reporting at CEM SMT builds, definition and train-out of diagnostic procedures
  • To pro-actively participate in design reviews and liaise regularly and effectively with other departments to communicate status / risks.
  • To undertake all aspects of design verification and validation including preparation of test specifications, test reports and reliability testing / evaluation.
  • To maintain an up to date, comprehensive design compliance matrix, referencing robust evidence of compliance data for assigned designs.
  • To pro-actively maintain an awareness of the design activities being undertaken by peers on assigned projects, so that “design interface issues” are resolved real-time.
  • Any other reasonable tasks assigned by line manager

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