PCB Designer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: PCB Designer

Location: Great Baddow, Broad Oak & Cowes. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: up to £55,800 dependant on skills and experience.

What you’ll be doing

The role holder will undertake some or all of the following tasks :-

  • Apply knowledge, technical skills and general engineering experience to generate PCB designs
  • Interpretation, generation, and management of schematic diagrams
  • Collaborate closely with the mechanical and electronic design teams
  • Collaborate closely with the manufacturing team ensuring Design for Manufacture and Design for Test considerations are embodied
  • Generation of manufacturing data packs
  • Support Design and Peer Reviews
  • Undertake component library management
  • Modifications and maintenance of legacy designs

Your skills and experiences:

The role holder will have a HND or above in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent, and have experience in one or more of the following areas :-

  • PCB design techniques for large, complex, multi-layer, multi-substrate, PCBs. (Up to 24 layer, 2000+ components)
  • Designing for controlled impedance, high speed digital, RF, mixed signal, high current, and large FPGA technologies
  • Experience of blind, buried, and filled via techniques
  • Experience of flexible PCB and interconnecting assemblies
  • Ability to work with complex mechanical profiles to accommodate enclosure, structural, thermal, and screening requirements
  • Experience of one or more industry standard toolsets
  • Ability to work to ISO9001 and IPC-610 standards


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

The PCB Design team:

As PCB Designer, you will contribute to the output of a small team generating approximately 30 PCB designs per year. The role will provide you with the opportunity to join various complex Radar and Underwater Weapon development projects. You will oversee the full lifecycle and contribute through all phases.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.”

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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