Electronic Engineer - Integrity Team

Location:Tyne and Wear
Job Type:Full Time
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Role Summary:

Working as part of the Flexible Pipe Systems (FPS) Product Development team to support both the development of IP related to the electronic aspects of the FPS new product introduction (NPI) and MAPS stress measurement technology integrity management projects. Also to maintain existing equipment used by offshore inspection teams.

Essential Responsibilities:

Reporting functionally to the MAPS Head of Electronic Engineering and locally to the Product Development & Validation Manager, the Electronic Engineer is tasked with the efficient design of electronic circuit assemblies and sub-systems that are an integral part of FPS integrity products. Support will be provided from the FPS physics, mechanical design & software teams.
The items that the electronics engineering team are called on to develop are diverse, including measurement electronics, power supplies, amplifiers, motor drive systems, overall electronic/electrical systems and scanning systems. In addition, the team assists in the design and assessment of the electrical characteristics of integrity probes, test rigs, and the EM characterisation of FPS integrity systems. The specifications for these items are usually arduous, being required to operate first time and reliably in environments that may include offshore (splash zone and subsea), hazardous hydrocarbon atmosphere and extreme ambient conditions. Frequently the initial specification will be poorly defined and its development is an important part of the role. The Electronic Engineer will be required to have a natural curiosity for solving problems and a creative, analytical and logical mind. The role also involves working closely with the other FPS integrity staff as part of a multi-disciplinary team, in a constantly evolving project-based environment. As the products are low volume and are constantly evolving the design engineers are best placed to carry out repair and maintenance, other than routine maintenance. This provides valuable feedback to the design process. The Electronic Engineer must therefore be willing to accept a certain level of routine work that is not specifically new design work.

  • Testing and commissioning of production boards.
  • Maintenance and repair of existing equipment.
  • Working with guidance from senior engineers, develop and maintain electronic designs for BHGE products, experimental equipment and test equipment.
  • Work to the requirements of the electronic design office function and documentation process and produce designs that are fit for function, ease of manufacture, assembly, test and commissioning.
  • Provide electronic engineering support to FPS MAPS’ physics, software & mechanical design teams.
  • Document and communicate results of technical data generated and promote the sharing of engineering information to promote open dialogue.
  • Maintaining a safe working environment for BHGE employees and customers.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of QA policies and processes.
  • Degree in electrical/electronic engineering
  • Experience in the development of electronics for technology applications
Desired Characteristics:
  • Analogue & Digital design
  • Analogue to digital conversion design
  • Design of low noise analogue electronics (frequencies from DC to a few MHz)
  • Schematic capture and simulation preferably using Orcad
  • PCB layout preferably using Allegro (or Orcad PCB designer)
  • Microcontroller circuit design and application
  • Sensor signal conditioning and interfacing
  • Design for EMC compatibility
  • Design for thermal management
  • Experience of instrumentation design and development
  • Switched mode power supply design
  • Power amplifier design
  • Interfacing to and managing subcontract design and manufacture
  • Good soldering and assembly skills to a level suitable for development work, and low volume production work
  • Practical experience in the use of test equipment
  • Writing specifications and test plans
  • An appreciation of mechanical design, particularly for electronic enclosures
  • Flexible and adaptable, willing to learn new skills
  • Ability to work independently and to tight deadlines
  • Good team worker
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Spread Spectrum signal encoding and detection
  • Transmission-line theory
Newcastle, United Kingdom

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