PCB Design Engineer

Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Theale, Reading/Colchester, Essex


The Company

Concurrent Technologies designs a range of high-performance Intel® processor boards, switches, networking, storage and software products for use in embedded computing solutions. We manufacture our board products in our Colchester, UK based factory to meet the highest level of inspection standards for long life cycle, reliable operation.

Our products are used by many of the world’s leading integrators within the Defence, Security, Aerospace, Telecommunications, Transportation, Medical and Industrial markets and are designed to be operated in a range of temperatures and environments from benign to extreme rugged.

The company operates facilities in Colchester and Theale in the United Kingdom and Woburn, MA in the United States. We are supported by a world-wide network of distributors and manufacturers’ representatives to ensure that local support is always available to our customers.

Concurrent Technologies is a public company, quoted on AIM on the London Stock Exchange.

The Role

We are seeking a PCB Design Engineer to be based in our Colchester, Essex or Theale, Reading offices with hybrid working.

You will be responsible for designing complex multi-layer SMT and PTH PCBs using the latest Cadence Allegro PCB design tools. The PCBs are typically 16 to 22 layers with high-speed signals and high component densities, including BGAs. The position will also involve part creation and library maintenance, the generation of PCB assembly documentation and data and liaison with production to ensure the products are designed for manufacture. The position is particularly suited to a self-motivated person who can use their initiative. Be willing to through the night sharing 8 hours with two other PCB Designers over a 24 hour period in exceptional circumstances

What will I be delivering?

The key duties and responsibilities include:

· Laying out PCBs of varying technology to rules supplied by the Design Engineer using High Speed design practises with impedance control

· A fully connected and checked PCB ready for PCB fabrication

· Output manufacturing data for PCB fabrication and Assembly

· Ensure all processes are completed as per ISO9001-2015

· Creating stack-ups and calculation impedances when required

What’s in it for me?

If you are looking to join a stable but fast paced technology company that has a strategy for significant growth over the next few years then this will be an ideal role.

· You will be involved in leading edge technology

· Fast turnaround designs

What do I need to bring with me?

Essential  knowledge and experience

· Minimum of 5 years experience laying out High-Speed, HDI PCBs (including DDR4, PCIe Gen4 and 100Gb Ethernet).

· Candidate to be qualified to HNC level in Mechanical or Electronic Engineering

· Use of the Cadence Allegro PCB tool-set, using the High Speed and Miniaturization options


Desirable technical skills and qualifications

· Experience of calculating impedances and creating PCB stack-ups

· Experience liaising with PCB Fabricators

· Use Polar Speedstack

· Use of Microsoft Word, Excel

· Use of TurboCAD for 2 D Drawings (desirable)

Behavioural competencies

· Detail oriented

· Methodical

· Ability to work independently

· Able to work under time pressure

Benefits for working at Concurrent Technologies: (UK):

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous company pension scheme (5.5%-13.5% employer contribution)
  • Health Insurance, Life Assurance & Income protection
  • 25 days holiday + Banks
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Cycle to work
  • Electric Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
  • No probation period

Equal Opportunity Statement

Concurrent Technologies recognises and actively promotes the benefits of a diverse workforce and is committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect regardless of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief. Discrimination on any of these grounds is expressly forbidden. We therefore welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Starting Salary: Competitive | Type: Permanent | Location: Theale, Reading/Colchester, Essex