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Deputy Design Authority – Electronics in Hampshire








Job Title: Deputy Design Authority - Electronics

Location: Hampshire - Hybrid & Flexible working is available

You should apply if you are a Lead electronics Engineer, Principal Electronics Engineer or Chief Electronics Engineer, who is involved in the full lifecycle of the design of Electronics sub-systems from board level design/component selection through to the finished product in the Defence sector.

*** Due to the nature of the role and the industry you will be working, you will be required to achieve UK SC clearance ***


The Deputy Design Authority for Electronics will play a critical role in overseeing and supporting the design authorities responsible for sub-systems within an underwater weapon system. This position offers the opportunity to contribute to complex development projects across the full lifecycle.


  • Lead Design Reviews: Conduct peer and design reviews for electrical and electronic sub-systems.
  • Electronic Circuit Design Support: Assist engineers in detailed electronic circuit design, including component selection, evaluation, simulation, schematic capture, and collaboration with PCB design teams.
  • Design Verification: Utilize simulation, analysis, and test techniques to verify designs. Provide support during EMC testing and customer installations.
  • Documentation and Reporting: Generate design documentation and technical reports.
  • System Integration: Support integration activities across the entire system.
  • Problem Solving: Apply technical expertise and engineering experience to address technical issues as they arise.


  • Education: Degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering.
  • Experience in the Following Areas:
    • Generating component-level electronic designs for volume production.
    • Digital design (processor interfacing, memory devices, PLD interfacing, UARTs, SPI, I2C, Ethernet, etc.).
    • ADC/DAC devices and techniques.
    • Analogue design (op-amps, transistor-level design, control loops, low noise techniques).
    • High-power techniques.
    • Design proving activities (ensuring compliance with environmental requirements, including EMC).
    • Appreciation of mechanical design.
    • Substantial experience in design proving, integration, and defect resolution.
    • Gathering evidence to support acceptance, fitness for purpose, legislative requirements, and safety.
    • Rigorous approach to safety aspects associated with high-power/high-voltage equipment.
    • Previous experience in a defence or high safety integrity environment (preferred).


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission.

Job reference 123819_1718026999
Date posted 10 June 2024

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