Lead Hardware Design Engineer

Purpose of the Role

Overall responsibility of the Hardware Design Department, department strategy including team, software systems, and procedural development. The efficient man management of the Hardware Design Team members, ensuring adherence to current EU, UK standards, company standards and industry best practice.

Reporting to:

Engineering Director

Main Duties

Job Objectives:
  • To ensure that Hardware Design Department is efficiently and effectively deployed on all applicable company projects to meet the required project milestones
  • To carry out detailed electrical hardware design, ensuring adherence to all appropriate industry standards and regulations and in accordance with customer specifications
  • Complete all design calculations as required on a per project basis, including power, short circuit, volt drop, heat dissipation
  • Provide a high-quality service to customers, whilst delivering hardware design drawings in line with the Company’s Philosophy & Electrical Design Standard. Including but not limited to Layouts, Schematics, Cable Schedules, BOM’s, Labelling, Coordinating the manufacturing, test, despatch of designed items
  • Maintain the Company’s reputation as a leading-edge systems integrator
Responsibilities of the Lead Hardware Engineer:
  • Line Management of the Hardware Design Team resource
  • Supervision and mentoring of Hardware Design Team
  • Quality checking of drawings produced by the Hardware Design Team
  • Production of accurate drawings, to include but not limited to, schematic, panel layouts, system architecture and cable schedules for the projects
  • Produce drawings which are economical to the needs of the job in hand and are economical in the use of materials and methods of production available
  • Ensuring design and production standards and processes of the Hardware Design Department are observed and applied
  • Continuous development of the Hardware Design Team and platforms used
  • Commercial management of Hardware Design Team, hours & planning
  • Ensuring team output is delivered in-line with project milestones
  • Coordinating with Manufacturing & Test to provide answers to any questions that arise during the manufacturing process
  • Comply with all relevant standards and work to the Company’s ISO9001:2008 registered quality procedures
  • Developing and managing the technical practice and hardware standards of the Company
  • Identifying and assessing the value and capability of new or additional technologies and communicating these to other teams such as sales, quotation, and system engineers
  • Identifying, providing, and facilitating solutions to the Engineering Department for technical hardware related problems
  • Give help and guidance to others on all matters concerning the design and production of the equipment
  • To manage the Iconsys ‘Preferred suppliers list’ for hardware components
  • Management of the Hardware Design software including but not limited to EPlan, AutoCAD E and Solid Works
  • Management of the Hardware Design package(s) renewal licence agreements
General Responsibilities:
  • To comply with all Company procedures as defined in various documents including the Quality Manual, Staff Manual and Health & Safety Manual
  • Be pro-active in supporting other company activities such as supporting fellow engineers, training, assisting with sales and site support
  • To maintain good relationships with customers, suppliers and company staff
  • Other duties as required
Location: Telford
Job: Permanent
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