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Test Equipment Design Engineer

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Our client is a missile system provider, developing and designing Test Equipment solutions for the next generation of weapons.

They seek a Test Equipment Design Engineer for a 6 month contract in Stevenage, Hertfordshire.


  • To provide support in the day to day running of Test Equipment product support activities.
  • It will require complete management of the technical change through the engineering change process.
  • To solve potentially complex technical problems from cradle to grave through the use of structured problem solving techniques.
  • Wide ranging technical background with exposure from system level down to component level within numerous technical disciplines; including EMC, RF, Digital & Analogue, Video and Power supplies.
  • Taking an active role in maintaining and modifying relevant engineering processes and procedures. Also working closely with managers to develop team improvements.
  • Working across multiple projects and developing solutions for products at differing stages of maturity including prototyping, production and end-user equipment.
  • Excellent communication skills are required to create and maintain working relationships with multi-disciplinary teams

Skills/ Proven ability:

  • Excellent understanding of:
    • Digital and Analogue Electronics (new and old)
    • Wiring diagrams and schedules
    • Microsoft products.
  • Good understanding of:
    • Instrument communication systems (GPIB /Lan / BCD)
    • Power control, power switching and supply regulation from DC to 3 phase
    • Interlock and safety related circuits on mechanical and electrical machines and safe working with low to medium power RF signals.
  • Basic Understanding of:
    • RF measurement techniques and equipment
    • Boundary scan (JTAG) test, diagnostics and programming
    • Firmware coding.
  • Related competence in one or more of the following:
    • The use of CAE Design tools
    • Negotiation of subsystem requirements with the systems teams -
    • Writing Subsystem Requirement and associated documents
    • Ability to provide succinct and accurate reports and presentations
  • Proven ability in the design, integration and validation of test solutions for electronic / electro-mechanical equipment and systems


Due to the nature of the products all applicants must have worked within the Defence / Military industry within the last 12 months or be capable of obtaining Security Clearance (SC level minimum).