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General Electric Hardware Design Engineer in Rugby, United Kingdom

Job Description Summary

GE’s Power Conversion business, part of GE Vernova, provides electrification systems that are critical to customers’ power and energy needs for their high-performance applications. We work with some of the world’s major energy, maritime and industrial organizations, helping to enable a transition to energy efficiency and decarbonization, including through our specialist motors, drives and control technologies.

We provide some of the most complex Marine Automation, Dynamic Positioning and Industrial Automation and Controls solutions in the world. Working with cutting edge technology you will join an existing engineering team responsible for taking a diverse range of products from design through to final product, and then maintaining the product through its lifecycle.

Job Description

The candidate requires hardware engineering expertise at graduate/higher level or equivalent experience, being able to demonstrate a high degree of knowledge and understanding of Hardware Engineering principles. The role requires to develop the Automation architecture for new hardware component systems, ensure compatibility and integration with the software, and diagnose and resolve component bugs and malfunctions.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Design, plan, document and develop new hardware products from initial requirements through prototypes to production ready

  • Maintain existing designs and develop new variants of existing products to add new features, deal with component end-of-life, etc.

  • Work collaboratively and diligently with

  • fellow hardware team members, product management, software engineering and manufacturing to produce reliable, standards compliant, world-class products

  • Identify critical design requirements, craft novel hardware solutions to complex design challenges using modern technology, design trade-offs, and own various aspects of the design through implementation

  • Designing electrical equipment cabinets (controller/field stations/network cabinets etc.), workstations etc.

  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing errors and suggesting suitable repairs or modifications

  • Investigating equipment, techniques, materials and hardware for new products

  • Testing hardware prototypes and analysing and interpreting performance data

  • Commissioning and testing designed products

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • A Bachelor's degree in electrical or electronic engineering (or equivalent)

  • Familiar with design engineering tools e.g. AutoCAD, EPLAN etc.

  • Solid experience of electrical cabinet design for Automation solutions.

  • Understanding of Machinery / Low Voltage / EMC Directives.

  • Commitment to high quality solutions through a rigorous approach, standardization and design re-use.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Good report writing skills. Good personal organisational skills.

  • Excellent diagnostic and problem-solving abilities.

  • Has experience of design for manufacture (DFM), design for test (DFT), industrialisation & design to cost.

  • Dynamic and proactive with ability to work on own or as part of a multi-disciplinary engineering team to resolve technical issues.

  • Comply with all Quality Procedures, Work Instructions and Processes.

You can expect from us

  • Challenging and exciting projects.

  • A work environment where we understand that not everyone has the same expectations about their jobs, careers and work-life balance and we are happy to discuss flexibility requirements.

  • Attractive compensation.

  • Flexible benefits so you can build a package that fits your personal needs. Some core benefits are: Employer pension contribution (not subject to individual contribution), Income protection, Private Health Insurance and Life Assurance.

  • 26 days vacation + bank holidays.

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No