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Hardware Engineer

Ref no. BHN571458
Salary £50 - £70/hour
Location Hampshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Contract 12 Months
Job status Open

Job summary

A Contract opportunity for an experienced Hardware Engineer to work for a leading Aerospace client. Full lifecycle Hardware Development experience ideally on Avionics or similar.

Key skills required for this role

Hardware Design, Full Lifecycle, Avionics, Electronics, Aerospace


Hardware Design, Avionics

Job description

This role is Inside IR35

On-site at client's facility in Hampshire

This role is Inside IR35, and our client, a leading company in the Aerospace sector, is looking for a Hardware Engineer to work on-site at their facility in Hampshire. As a Hardware Engineer, you will be responsible for the design, analysis, commissioning, and verification of analogue and digital circuits. You will interpret system requirements and develop hardware designs that meet cost and reliability targets. Additionally, you will work collaboratively with systems, safety, software, and mechanical engineers to ensure the successful development of hardware products.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent.

Field of Study/Area of Experience

3-5 years of experience in Hardware Electronic Engineering.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities List


  • Hardware Electronic design experience in some or all of:
    • Design of micro-processor circuitry
    • Design of digital interface circuitry such as DDR2/DDR3/SPI/I2C/MIPI
    • Design of analogue signal measurement/conditioning circuitry such as amplifiers, filters, and signal sampling/conversion
    • Design of low voltage power supplies and power switching techniques
    • Design for EMC/EMI
    • Design for lightning and voltage transient protection
  • Ability to drive and manage PCB layout through sub-contract.
  • Experience of keeping engineering documentation up to date and under configuration control.
  • Experience of electronic hardware verification including generation and executing of test procedures using standard proprietary test equipment.
  • Experience of developing high integrity designs, preferably safety critical.
  • Experience and ability to work within hardware development lifecycle processes.
  • Willingness to engineer safety-critical products in an industry that is highly regulated and where engineering vigour is valued.
  • Ability to work within a team of engineers from different disciplines.
  • Ability to communicate complex engineering concepts in an understandable manner.
  • Ability to identify solutions to engineering problems using analysis and evidence to draw conclusions and make recommendations.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, work independently, and prioritize duties with minimal supervision to meet deadlines.
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and web browsers.


  • Experience using Cadence OrCAD schematic capture, Allegro PCB Editor, pSpice.
  • Experience in documenting designs in preparation for formal qualification/certification.
  • Experience with TI Hercules family of safety microcontrollers.
  • Experience with NXP iMX6 family of microprocessors.
  • Experience with designs using MEMS sensors.
  • Experience with designs using Optical sensors or Optical displays.
  • Awareness of RTCA DO254/EUROCAE ED-80.
  • Awareness of RTCA DO160/EUROCAE ED-14.
  • Awareness of Avionic data buses such as ARINC-429, MIL-1553, AFDX.
  • Awareness of embedded software to facilitate HW/SW integration.
  • Awareness of simple firmware to facilitate HW/firmware integration.
  • Awareness of lean design techniques.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

As a Hardware Engineer, your responsibilities will include:

  • To interpret system requirements into clear unambiguous hardware design requirements and develop Hardware Development Plans to identify workflow.
  • To design, analyze, commission, and verify analogue and digital circuits in accordance with defined requirements specifications.
  • To document design activities, ensuring traceability of design to requirements and adherence to relevant standards and processes.
  • To work collaboratively with engineers from different disciplines to meet hardware level requirements and overcome design trade-offs or problems.
  • To contribute to the development of system architectures and identify preferred solutions through evidence-based trade studies.
  • To provide support during the production introduction of new hardware products.
  • To support component obsolescence issues.
  • To plan, generate, perform, and validate results of hardware verification plans and procedures.
  • To support hardware qualification activities.
  • To specify, design, commission, and verify equipment test solutions to support hardware verification, qualification activities, and production.

Candidates must hold Right to Work in the UK, no sponsorship is available

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