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Electronic Hardware Engineer

Bradford, West York, United Kingdom
April 27, 2014

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Personal Details

Name: Craig Little


** ***** ****,


East Ayrshire,


Ka1 2dg

Home Telephone

Number: 015**-******

Mobile Telephone

Number: 077********

Date of Birth: 22/03/1979

Nationality: British


Full clean driving licence


• Confident individual educated to honours degree level.

• Numerate and computer literate.

• Experienced in a wide range of electronic design aspects including: PCB design,

analogue, digital, power supplies and design for EMC.

• Experienced in working within multidisciplinary R&D engineering teams within the Oil &

Gas and High Voltage asset management industries.

• Experienced in the deployment of electronic and optical instrumentation.

• Good presentation skills.

• Problem solving skills.

• Conscientious and loyal team member with excellent people and communication skills.

• Able to work to own initiative and take responsibility to drive projects to a successful


• Adaptable employee able to work in diverse environments.

Experienced in the following

• Experienced in the design of complex electronic systems within multi-disciplinary


• Low noise analogue design. This includes design of analogue acquisition cards

including signal conditioning techniques such as filtering and programmable gain and

attenuation stages and voltage control.

• Experienced in electronic isolation design.

• Analogue to digital and digital to analogue conversion design experience.

• Interfacing and configuration of 32 bit PIC Micro-controllers and FPGAs.

• EMC design and test experience to IEC standards.

• Power supply (SMPS and LDO) design experience.

• Digital electronics design and interfacing to mixed signal systems.

• Circuit simulation and analysis using LT Spice and National Instruments Multisim

software packages.

• Low noise PCB design experience of complex multi-layer boards for both analogue and

digital layout. This includes controlled impedance and design for EMC techniques.

• Experienced in fault finding down to component level in complex electronic circuits

using laboratory test and measurement equipment.

• Experienced in both optical and electronic sensor techniques including temperature,

pressure, acoustics and vibration.

Higher Education:

• Glasgow Caledonian University (2008 - 2011) - BSc (Honours) ELECTRONIC

ENGINEERING (1st Class Honours)

My Honours year dissertation comprised of developing an algorithm to detect Partial

Discharge activity within transformer insulation. Within this project I was required to

develop a method for locating Partial Discharges within solid transformer insulation

based on the transfer function from the site of discharge to the point of detection. I was

awarded 1st Class Honours for this piece of work. I was also presented with the

Student of the Year award.

• Ayr College (2007 - 2008) - HNC ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (Grade A)

• Ayr College (2006 - 2007) - NC ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING (Merit)

Recent Employment History

Date: December 2013 to Present.

Job Title: Contract Electronic Hardware Engineer (Analogue/Digital).

Company: Qualitrol – Diagnostic Monitoring Systems.

Key roles within this position included:

• Analogue and digital electronic design.

• Circuit simulation and verification.

• Test and design for EMC compliance.

• Schematic capture and PCB layout.

Within this role I was employed to work within the R&D team as a hardware development

engineer. The main focus of this work was to provide electronic engineering expertise to the

development of new and emerging products. I was also required to develop and execute a

design for EMC test strategy and implement electronic design changes based upon results.

Date: January 2012 to December 2013.

Job Title: KTP Associate (Instrumentation / Hardware Engineer).

Company: FMC Technologies Ltd & Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key roles within this position:

• Electronic hardware design (Analogue and Digital).

• Instrumentation (electronic & optical).

• Field engineering.

• Schematic capture.

• Circuit simulation and verification.

• PCB design.

• Project management.

• Test and Measurement.

In this role I was employed as a hardware / instrumentation engineer within a multidisciplinary

team of academics and engineers from Glasgow Caledonian University and the Optoelectronic

Group in FMC Technologies Ltd. The aim of the project was to develop instrumentation for

intelligent hydrocarbon production.

Initially, the role required me to liaise with various internal FMC product and technology groups

to recognise future and current instrumentation requirements. Via internal presentations and

discussions, development of a data acquisition platform to monitor various production

parameters was identified.

The second phase of this project required me to identify key FMC personnel with regards to

acquiring field measurements. This entailed liaising with Assembly& Test (A&T) and field

support engineers in service bases, as well as working with Global Valve Technology (GVT) to

support qualification of new subsea infrastructure

The third phase of the project was the detailed design of custom electronics. This consisted of

a detailed design phase including simulation, schematic capture and a full design review

process. A complex PCB design stage was then completed.

Date: June 2011 to December 2011.

Job Title: Contract Researcher.

Company: FMC Technologies Ltd & Glasgow Caledonian University.

Key roles within this position:

• Electronic hardware engineering.

• Instrumentation.

• Field engineering.

• Project management.

• Root cause analysis.

This was a joint collaboration between FMC Technologies Optoelectronics Group and Glasgow

Caledonian University. This project was concerned with the potting of optical components for

use in a sub-sea oil & gas production environment. I was required to develop an optimal

potting solution to overcome failure of components during standard manufacturing procedures

and to investigate the suitability of the potting material for subsea use that would allow

improved lifetime of the optical components.

Previous Employment History

Date: 1999-2004 - Website Developer

Company: G4 Solutions Ltd, Irvine Road, Newmilns.

Within this role I was accountable for designing and maintaining websites for various

companies. I was also accountable for liaising with present and future clients to agree

specifications for websites and to ensure all client requirements were met. This role also

provided training in various IT applications, e.g. Dreamweaver, Excel, etc.

Date: 2004 - 2006 Retail Duty Manager

Company: Homebase Ltd, Kingsgate Retail Park, East Kilbride.

As Duty Manager I was responsible for the sales/service side of the store which included:

Human Resources issues - Induction & Recruitment, Coaching & People Development,

Colleague Deployment; meeting Company targets through Key Performance Indicators (KPI-s)

- Profit and Loss Accountability, Audit Process, Cash Procedures, Inventory Accuracy, Stock

Management, Promotional Events & Activity, compliance with Health & Safety legislation,

Deputising for Store Managers in their absence.

Date: 2006 - 2011 Part-time Customer Service Desk Advisor

Company: Homebase Ltd, Riverway Retail Park, Irvine.

Changed job role to accommodate part-time working whilst studying for degree but maintained

a number of responsibilities in the sales/service area of the store including: HR duties of

Coaching & People Development, Colleague Deployment; while on shift required to meet

company KPIs in Profit and Loss Accountability, Cash Procedures and Financial Service

Targets, Inventory Accuracy, Promotional Activities; compliance with Trading Standards,

Environmental Health, Health & Safety.


Dr. David Moodie Professor Brian Stewart

Lead Research Engineer School of Engineering & Built Environment

Optoelectronics Group - FMC Technologies Ltd Glasgow Caledonian University

Carnbroe House Cowcaddens Road

Strathclyde Business Park Glasgow

ML4 3PE G4

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