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Design Engineer

  • Job reference: 931235
  • Location: Greenock, Inverclyde
  • Salary: GBP55000 - GBP75000 per annum + plus pension, bonus & relocation package
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Production and manufacturing
  • Date posted: 08/07/2020

My client is looking for a Design Engineer. This is an exciting opportunity to join a global leading manufacturing company, based in Greenock. This role will report into the Design Manager and be based in Greenock. You will design new products and processes to increase our capability to serve our chosen (MOSFET) markets.

Key Responsibilities

  • The specification, design, and development of new products and technologies: product definition, application, circuit, device and process simulation, layout, design of experiments, measurements and analysis of trial results
  • The development of process platforms, establishment and re-use of design rules and functional blocks to reduce TTM and maximize RFT design
  • Providing technical support for improving the performance, manufacturability, yield, and reliability of products as part of the company continuous improvement activity
  • Developing the value of the Intellectual Property portfolio by documentation, re-use and protection, as appropriate
  • Assisting in the solution of customer problems associated with use of our products
  • Knowledge of power semiconductor structures, simulation and test
  • PC Literate (Word, Excel, Access)
  • LINUX / UNIX system literate
  • Able to analyse data and write concise accurate technical reports
  • Worked in a team environment
  • Safety conscious in a wafer fab or laboratory environment
  • Understanding and experience of semiconductor devices and manufacturing processes
  • Able to measure semiconductor devices, understand behaviours and suggest improvements
  • Designer of bipolar and MOSFET power semiconductor devices and technologies
  • User of one of the commercial T-CAD simulation software suites (Silvaco, Synopsis, TMA or ISE, etc.)
  • User of commercial CAD layout packages (e.g. KLayout, LEdit, Cadence, ICED etc.)
  • User of circuit simulation software (e.g. P-spice, Cadence)
  • Wafer fabrication process experience
  • Analogue / Power Management market and applications aware

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivation with a positive attitude to work
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • High levels of self-motivation and flexibility
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to develop strong relationships
  • Highly organized approach, accurate with a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Conscientious accurate, analytical, confident, eager to acquire new skills, creative
  • Able and prepared to travel abroad to support the design, development, or transfer, of products


  • Degree or equivalent in Physics, Electronics or related discipline
  • Higher degree in semiconductor related Physics

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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