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Title   Department
Mechanical Engineer Engineering
Senior Hardware Electronics Engineer Engineering
Systems Engineer Engineering

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 just have the job for you!

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

You will be involved in the development new products and support manufacturing production of existing products through design, documentation and prototyping of mechanical components and assemblies, as well as conduct feasibility analysis, validation analysis and empirical testing on new and modified designs and materials.   YOu will be relying on instructions and established guidelines to perform the functions of this job, and you will have the opportunity to work with senior engineers. 
 

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing solutions for mechanical hardware, electronics enclosures, and production tooling based on established engineering principles and in accordance with provided specifications and requirements

  • Performing CAD simulation as well as physical tests to ensure the design meets specifications.

  • Maintaining records and developing documentation on all designs, procedures, tests and analysis.

  • Working within a small design team to complete assigned objectives.

  • Supporting designs from prototypes, development, and customer returns.

  • Participating in mechanical, Printed Circuit Board layout and project reviews.

  • Assisting 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 3 years’ experience in a relative technical discipline

  • Experience with 3D (Solidworks) CAD tools and ideally simulation/analysis tools (i.e. Cosmos)

  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Good understanding of fabrication processes (injection molding, die-casting, sheet metal and machined parts)

  • Knowledge of tolerance, stress and thermal analysis

  • Knowledge in the use of GD&T

  • Knowledge of common machine shop tools and equipment

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • MS Office literate and basic database skills

If this sounds like you, we look forward to hearing from you!

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Senior Hardware Electronics 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 Electronics Hardware Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

The Senior Hardware Electronics Engineer Independently designs, prototypes, tests, troubleshoots and repairs power electronic systems and assemblies (specifically ‘static power conversion’ but not exclusively).

You will define methods, operations and sequences for qualification testing of components, assemblies and products. You will provide engineering support of a product development team. And, follow product development cycle (V-model) including requirements capture and verification to requirements. In addition you will establish and document engineering procedures.

In addition, your responsibilities will include:

  • Analyse and understand customer and regulatory requirements.

  • Carry out feasibility studies to determine most suitable topologies to meet requirements.

  • Design and debug power electronic circuits, components and PCB assemblies for new product development and sustaining projects.

  • Design, prototype and test the custom electromagnetic components.

  • Design, test and optimize control loop stability

  • 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

You will also:   

  • Assist other departments in the resolution of design related problems that arise during any phase of development or production.

  • Mentor other hardware engineers.

  • Assist with UKEC growth, input to infrastructure and new processes (Power Supply Team, ISO26262 etc.)

  • cuits from prototypes, development, and customer returns

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

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent, plus 7 years experience in power electronics design, preferably static power conversion (i.e. DC:DC,AC:DC).

  • Experience with design of electromagnetic components (high frequency transformers, filter chokes).

  • Experience of product safety requirements.

  • 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, we look forward to hearing from you!

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

Systems 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 Hardware Development Engineer for its UK Engineering Center (UKEC), located in the North East of England.

As the Systems Engineer, you will own the technical architecture of EV systems.  This role entails gathering requirements, creating design specifications, reviewing design, and participation in the verification process. The ideal person will enjoy managing many stakeholders as they pay close attention to market needs, safety regulations, system behavior, and development lifecycle.

In addition your responsibilities will include:

  •  Working with the customer to agree a set of customer requirements for a project. These customer requirements must then be captured as a set of internal systems requirements.
  •  Ensuring the correct product is designed, one that meets but does not exceed customer expectations and needs.

  •  Working closely with the design teams, hardware, software and mechanical, to ensure they are clear about the product they are designing and how they ensure compliance of their design to the requirements of that design.

  • Working closely with project management to ensure projects follow an agreed product development cycle, one that allows traceability and validation of compliance. This traceability must be robust to the scrutiny of both customers and external bodies if the likes of ISO26262 are applicable.

  •  Working closely with the validation engineers, not just at the validation stage, but also at the requirements definition stage to ensure they are prepared for and capable of testing and validating the functional and system requirements of the design. 

    You will also be involved in:

  • Customer interface to agree customer requirements and capture system requirements.
  • Setup projects within a requirements capture framework.
  • Manage customer, and/or external bodies audits that demonstrate project compliance to initial requirements.
  • Work with design teams to agree and capture technical requirements that the design needs to meet.
  • Support FMEA process and develop DFMEA for recording potential failure modes and planned corrective actions.
  • Ensure suitable test methods are captured and traceability is maintained between requirements, test methods and test results.
  • Work with validation engineers at beginning of v-cycle to ensure agreed requirements are testable.
  • Apply solid technical understanding, critical reasoning and a structured approach to solving problems in familiar and unfamiliar domains.
  • Ensure that projects are captured, maintained and managed within the requirements capture environment.
  • Lead problem resolution, tracking and provide feedback on status to tracked problems.

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

  • Degree or equivalent in an engineering discipline, and 7 plus years’ experience in systems engineering.

  • A well-established understanding of the current trends in systems engineering and product development cycles, especially when applied to electric vehicles, on or off-road.

  • Experience of designing complex system requirements, ideally as it relates to motor/vehicle control, automotive applications, timing techniques, control algorithm design and simulation.

  • A proven record of capturing customer requirements, and translating these into system level requirements.

  • A proven record of dissemination of system level requirements into a set of functional and technical requirements.

  • Excellent product knowledge with EV market and a proven record of driving product development through a ‘v-cycle’ development environment.

  • Experience of working with validation engineers to ensure initial requirements are achievable and testable.

  • Experience of using requirements capture tools, and ensuring traceability of requirements, test methods and test results.

  • Understanding of power electronics for electric vehicles.

  • Some understanding of on-road functional safety and ISO26262

  • Awareness of good engineering practice and methodology.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

If this sounds like you, please apply today!

 

 

If this sounds like you, please apply today!