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Electronics & PCB Design Engineer at GE Power Portfolio

Electronics & PCB Design Engineer

GE Power Portfolio Rugby, Warwickshire Full Time
JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Description Summary

The Electronics Design Engineer will be responsible for leading and designing electronic circuit boards used in power electronic converter systems ranging from: power electronics gating electronics boards, analogue & digital signal processing boards, low voltage power supply units, digital/analogue/wireless communication boards etc. This is a technical role and will involve working in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to specify, design, support manufacturing, validation & maintenance of electronic circuit boards and PCB subassemblies used in MW-scale power electronics for Marine, Energy and Industry applications.

Job Description

This Role Involves

  • Working with a wider engineering team to understand and define requirements and functional details of electronic circuit boards and PCB subassemblies.
  • Specify, design and document electronic circuit boards and PCB subassemblies technical solutions to meet specific application requirements.
  • Undertake all aspects of electronics PCB circuits design for power electronics systems such as, gating electronics for power semiconductors. This requires semiconductor device domain knowledge of: Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs, GTOs, IGCT, MOSFETS, SiC, GaN, etc.
  • Specify, design, document and maintain; analogue & digital signal processing boards, low voltage power supply units, digital/analogue/wireless communication boards etc.
  • Verification, validation, testing of electronic circuit boards and PCB subassemblies.
  • Application of engineering standards and development of design practices.
  • Development and maintenance of new and existing PCB and PCBA designs.
  • Production or supervision of the PCB layout process.
  • Generation of the manufacturing information package.
  • Liaison with potential manufacturers.
  • Prototype production and initial testing.
  • Ensuring power electronic system designs comply with the relevant health & safety, International standards, and class society rules.
  • Support attainment of on-time delivery, cost and quality targets on projects.
  • Skill Set Required

    Should include knowledge and experience of a substantial proportion of the following:

  • Analogue circuit design
  • Digital circuit design
  • Design of interface circuits, both analogue and digital
  • Switch mode power supply design
  • Design of microprocessor, FPGA and memory circuits
  • Design of SOC (system on chip) circuits, including some appreciation of configuration and software.
  • A variety of component packaging types, surface mount, BGA, QFP etc.
  • PCB design tools such as Altium, Orcad, Mentor Graphics, CAD Star.
  • Embedded software design.
  • HDL (hardware description language) in particular VHDL
  • Design Simulation tools like ModelSim or UVM Techniques (on programmable logic side) and tools like PSPICE (on the analogue circuit side).
  • High speed communications such as Ethernet, fibre optic Ethernet and higher speed derivatives thereof.
  • Appreciation of the need for accurate documentation – circuit diagram, BOM, engineering change documents etc.
  • Power electronics – Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs, GTOs, IGCT, MOSFETS, SiC, GaN devices.
  • Electrical machines – DC, Induction, Synchronous, Permanent magnet.
  • Electrical noise and how to design to limit its effects.
  • LV and HV (perhaps up to 10kV) insulation, isolation and screening.
  •  Qualifications/Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college (or equivalent qualification) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent subject.
  • Experience of working within a technical team of Software, Hardware, Control engineers.
  • Additional Information

    Relocation Assistance Provided: No

     

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