Hardware Systems Engineer

Job Ref: 59615
Sector: Engineering
Job Type: Permanent
Date Added: 05 April 2019
  • New Malden, Surrey, England, UK New Malden Surrey GBR KT3 4NR
  • Competitive
  • Faye Jackson
  • 01329 227000
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Hardware Systems Engineer (Control Systems)

This position is part of the Control Systems group within the Engineering department. As a key member of the hardware and systems engineering team, this role is primarily to provide hardware integration and electrical design expertise to support the design and development of a new highly integrated platform management and machinery control system for maritime applications.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Capture, interpret and develop customer requirements.
  • Specify, design, and develop hardware solutions for distributed electronic control systems.
  • Integrate off-the-shelf electrical and electronic equipment
  • Demonstrate compliance to customer and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide technical oversight of subcontractors
  • Support the preparation of contract changes and proposals.
  • Produce documentation in accordance with company/customer procedures.
  • Be aware of and comply with company standards of conduct and all relevant statutory requirements.
  • To travel to customer sites in the UK and overseas when required.
  • To carry out any other reasonable management request.


  • A degree, HND, HNC or equivalent in electrical/electronic engineering or a related discipline.

  • Experienced in:

o Systems engineering, requirements capture and analysis.

o Design and integration of complex electrical/electronic systems and equipment.

o Specification and analysis of COTS components and subassemblies.

o System and/or hardware testing and verification.

o Demonstrating compliance to customer specifications and international standards.

o Using configuration management tools and processes.

  • Understanding of:

o Digital control systems implemented using COTS and/or embedded hardware.

o Electronic interfaces, data bus communication protocols and networking standards.

o Environmental & EMC standards; e.g. Def Stan 00-35, Def Stan 59-411, MIL-STD-461 or similar.

o Electrical schematics.

o MTBF calculations, FMECAs, reliability block diagrams.

  • Be a self-starter to execute a variety of project functions efficiently, professionally and on time.
  • Be able to work within a multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Good mathematical knowledge and analytical ability.
  • Good technical writing skills.
  • Strong IT skills, specifically with MS Office products.


  • Industrial control systems, PLC, SCADA, networks and network topology.
  • Ship's machinery and control systems.
  • Familiarity with electrical panel/enclosure design and power supply architectures.
  • IEC 61508 Functional Safety, or equivalent.
  • Experience within defence, maritime or a similarly regulated industrial sector.
  • Supplier management.

The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.

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