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Design Engineer - Power Systems

Power/Analog Design Engineer         


Six Months     

£42.00 per hour          



Essential requirements –

Power electronic circuit design

Knowledge of active protection circuits, magnetics, and DC-DC converters, preferably in the range of 100V downwards

Design analyses and willingness to provide hands-on support to hardware assembly, integration, environmental qualification and production testing.

Experience of schematic design capture and simulation using packages such as –

Mentor Graphics Tools (e.g. DxDesigner / CES flow, Expedition, Hyperlynx)        





Desirable requirements -

Experience of hardware design cycle, from requirements capture, through schematic design and constraints capture.

Strong communication and problem solving skills, team player - including presenting to clients and communicating designs to technical & non-technical audiences.

Experience in the space or aerospace sectors


Educated to degree level in Electronic Engineering or related discipline.


This demanding role involves developing some of the highest performing digital communication payload equipment available anywhere in the world, and be part of the rapidly expanding UK space sector. The availability of advanced Payload Equipment is the driving force behind the digital telecommunication satellite industry, and the team is a proven world leader in this field.

Main tasks and responsibilities will include –

Technical responsibility for electronic design of analog and power circuitry and power interfaces for processor equipment, starting from the customer specification through to delivered flight hardware.

Commissioning of prototype designs at board and unit level, debug, characterisation and design verification.

Generating design concepts and detailed circuit design, component selection, simulation and schematic capture of analog and power circuits.

Designing with consideration of PCB power integrity, board size constraints, thermal dissipations, grounding, fault propagation and electrical safety.

Working closely with the product responsible engineer and PCB layout engineers.

Generation of documentation to support equipment design e.g. Worst Case Analysis, Parts Stress Analysis, FMECA.

Following design processes and supporting customer reviews, both internal and external to the company.


For more information please contact John Paul at Protec Technical Ltd.

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