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Hardware Engineering Lead Engineering
Senior Electrical Engineer Engineering
Senior Mechanical Engineer Engineering
Senior PCB Designer Engineering
Senior Project Lead Engineering
Senior Software Engineer Engineering
Software and Controls Lead Engineering

Hardware Engineering Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Hardware Engineering Lead

Do you enjoy creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Hardware Engineering Lead for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Hardware Engineering Lead is actively involved in creating and leading a team of hardware engineers within the Curtis UK Engineering Center (UKEC) for the design, analysis, implementation and test of power electronic architectures and systems for electric vehicle traction, steering, and auxiliary function motor controllers. Independently design, prototype, test, and debug motor controllers.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure power electronics developed by UKEC meet customer and regulatory requirements,
  • Ensure that all design and implementation follows the defined development cycle (V-model),
  • Ensure hardware requirements are captured and verified against.
  • Work with embedded software design teams to optimize control logic and microprocessor circuit implementations.
  • Define methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products.Establish and document engineering procedures.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following :

  • Masters’ degree or equivalent, and 10 plus years’ experience in power electronics design.
  • Experience with leading a power electronics design team.
  • Experience with direct customer interfacing and successfully delivering customer projects.
  • Experience with design of high current motor controllers or equivalent technologies.
  • Ability to work independently or with others on significant and unique issues vital to the company’s success.
  • Exercise independent judgment in methods and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PCB layout and schematic capture tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To learn more about Curtis, please visit our website at www.curtisinst.com

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Electrical Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Electrical Engineer will independently design, prototype, test, troubleshoot and repair power electronic systems and assemblies. Define methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products. Engineering support of a product development team. Follow product development cycle (V-model) including requirements capture and verification to requirements. Establish and document engineering procedures. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design and debug power electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Develop and apply new techniques, circuits and tests for product design.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.
  • Work within a design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Troubleshoot circuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during any phase of development or production.
  • Mentor other hardware engineers.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, plus 5 years’ experience in a power electronics design, preferablymotor controllers.
  • Experience with design of high current motor controllers or equivalent technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of PCB layout and schematic capture tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of circuit analysis, simulation and design of experiments.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will independently design, prototype, test and troubleshoot mechanical components and assemblies. Define methods for assembly and production of mechanical components and assemblies. Follow development life cycles (V-model) ensuring customer mechanical, environmental and regulatory requirements are captured and verified against. Engineering Support of a product development and continuation team. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Perform CAD simulation, analytical and physical tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Maintain records and develop documentation on all designs, procedures, tests and analysis.
  • Apply current techniques and tools to improve cost, design time, reliability, durability, and manufacturability.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Troubleshoot designs from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in mechanical, board layout and project reviews.
  • Supervise PCB layout designer to ensure optimized interface of power electronic hardware and mechanics.
  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years’ experience in mechanical design for power electronic products.
  • Experience of direct customer interfacing and successfully delivering customer projects.
  • Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary team with hardware engineers to deliver solutions optimized for performance and manufacture.
  • Experience in 2D and 3D CAD and analysis tools.
  • Knowledge of tolerance, stress and thermal analysis.
  • Knowledge of proper documentation dimensioning.
  • Knowledge of modeling/simulation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior PCB Designer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The PCB Designer is a senior level position. Printed circuit boards designed for Company products are for both conventional SMD and thick copper boards used in power conversion. The company also makes extensive use of insulated metal substrate boards. This position primarily interfaces with electrical design engineers and mechanical engineers in the realization of Company products.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Independently design dense double-sided or four-layer printed circuit assemblies.
  • Incorporate Engineering Change Orders.
  • Thorough application of mixed technologies PCB, surface-mount and through-hole.
  • Use PADS Logic, PADS Layout and DxDesigner software for design. Use other interface software to translate or transfer files (DXF and IDF).
  • Prepare fabrication and assembly drawings.
  • Perform design verification of own work as well as peer group.
  • Provide necessary documentation for bill of materials.
  • Check for documentation accuracy. Maintain records and documentation using laboratory notebooks and company computer networks.
  • Help maintain/update/create library components and related policies and procedures.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Diploma / Certification in CAD related subject or circuit design with technical or on the job training equivalent.
  • Seven plus years’ experience in relevant technical environment.
  • Four plus years of experience with Mentor Graphics, PADS Layout or DxDesigner.
  • Thorough understanding of PCB fabrication processes, tolerances, IPC standards.
  • Knowledge of ESD principles and practices.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office (Access, Excel and Word).
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Project Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Are you passionate about creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Project Lead for its UK Engineering Centre (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

You will be leading an interdisciplinary team responsible for the design of new or revised motor control products. Responsibilities include planning, scheduling, and executing all phases of product development from design through production release. You will work with staff engineers to write engineering specifications for products, ensure customer requirements are captured, designed to and verified.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Plan, organize, lead, and track the design and release of motor, system control and support products.
  • Interface directly with customers, sales and product management to define and develop products.
  • Estimate cost and schedule for projects, and ensure that work is completed within the estimated cost and schedule.
  • Conduct status and design reviews on a regular basis and provide project status reports to management.
  • Supervise the efforts of the design engineer(s) assigned to the project.
  • Guide the project through all phases of the corporate Product Development System.
  • Maintain records and documentation using laboratory notebooks and internal computer networks.
  • Work with group leads and staff engineers to write the engineering specifications.
  • Improve the project development process.
  • Assist test engineering in the initial specification of equipment and procedures for production testing.
  • Assist manufacturing and test in the resolution of design related problems that arise during production.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelors’ degree and 8+ years’ experience.
  • 3+ years project leadership experience with power electronic and embedded control products.
  • Demonstrated understanding of electronics, software development and mechanical design.
  • Demonstrated project planning, leading, organizing and tracking skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice and experience of following Product Development Cycles, V-models.
  • Experience of working directly with OEM EV manufacturers.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills as well as excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Accuracy and good organizational skills.

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com.We look forward to hearing from you.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Software Engineer

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

If you enjoy working with a great team of engineers who design products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles, we may have the job for you!

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Senior Software Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Software Engineer independently designs, codes and debugs software for the real-time control applications. Works with motor control engineers to realise effective and efficient real-time control algorithms. Follows software development cycles including software requirements capture and verification of software to these requirements. Carries out unit testing of functions. Provides Engineering support of a product development and continuation team. Works with electronic design team to optimize logic and microprocessor circuit implementations. Follow and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Design, setup and run tests to ensure the design meets specifications.
  • Apply novel techniques and tools to improve design time, cost, reliability and functionality.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Work within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Debug systems from prototypes, development, and customer returns.
  • Participate in software design, electrical schematic and project reviews.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus 5 years’ experience in embedded, real-time software.
  • Expert in real-time software programming using high level languages.
  • Expert user of emulators, in-circuit testing and software debugging tools/techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of control and feedback systems for power and motor control
  • Demonstrated knowledge of microprocessor circuits and implementation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of software analysis, documentation and design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of good engineering practices.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including mentoring capabilities.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • PC literate with experience in MS Office and databases.
If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Software and Controls Lead

  • Location: UK Engineering Center

Software & Controls Lead

Do you enjoy creating and working with products that enhance the drive-ability of electric vehicles?

Curtis Instruments UK, Ltd is currently recruiting for a Software and Controls Lead for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Software & Controls Lead is actively involved in creating and leading a team of Software and Controls Engineers for the design, analysis, implementation and test of control architectures and algorithms for electric vehicle traction, steering, and auxiliary function motor controllers. The Lead will be responsible for coordinating the simulation and implementation of these algorithms with software engineers to realize C source code embodying these algorithms for embedded microprocessors and DSPs. The team will also be responsible for creating new designs and supporting existing designs, and actively research both ‘state of the art’ and novel control strategies.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a design team to complete assigned objectives.
  • Design, analyze, implement, test and debug vehicle and motor control software for new product development and sustaining projects.
  • Mentor and develop junior staff.
  • Apply and extend existing, and develop new, algorithms and bodies of code.
  • Maintain records and documentation on all designs, tests and analysis.
  • Participate in the preparation of development specifications.
  • Maintain knowledge of relevant technologies and design methodologies.

We are interested in hearing from you if you possess the following :

  • Masters degree or higher, plus 10 or more years’ experience in EV controls and embedded software engineering.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of classical and modern control design techniques.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of AC motor analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to use embedded microprocessor development tools including emulators and debuggers.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop designs to meet project costs, performance and schedules.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of good engineering practice.
  • Experience with AC induction and permanent magnet control algorithm development a plus.
  • Experience with vehicle or motion control algorithm development a plus.
  • Good interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

To learn more about Curtis, please visit our website at www.curtisinst.com

Please send your CV to UKECrecruitment@curtisinst.com. We look forward to hearing from you.


If this sounds like you, please apply today!