FPGA Design Engineer

  • Department: Naval Nuclear Power Applications
  • Location: UK

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Role - FPGA Design Engineer

Salary Range: £60,000 - £70,000 depending on experience

Office locations considered - Burton, Bristol or Glasgow.

Closing date is 26th July however we encourage early application.

Frazer-Nash Consultancy have an established capability in the design and verification of FPGAs within nuclear control systems. We continue to grow and develop, and aspire to be one of the market leading FPGA consultancies.

We have an immediate requirement for Programmable Hardware Engineers of all levels to specify, design, implement and debug solutions to some of the UK’s most exciting engineering programmes.

Experienced candidates will have solid relevant experience, including demonstrable experience of VHDL coding and designing FPGAs from system level requirements.

You will have an important role in a team delivering some of our largest programmes of work in conjunction with our clients in the UK’s national infrastructure and national security.

You will have good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team, often alongside the client.

You will deliver tasks to time, cost and quality expectations and you will assist to develop future business.



The qualified applicant will meet the following minimum requirements:

·      A thorough understanding of FPGA concepts and hardware design.

·      Expertise in VHDL design toolsets and verification suites.

·      Experience of developing complex FPGA architectures and design solutions.

·      Requirements capture and development

·      Conduct FPGA synthesis, place and route, and timing closure to meet performance targets. 

·      Developing supporting software to maximise the efficiency of the FPGA design lifecycle, e.g. test scripts.

·      Troubleshoot and debug FPGA designs, identifying and resolving issues in a high-paced environment. 

·      Safety or mission critical development background

It is to your advantage if you meet any or all the following additional requirements:

·      Experience with version control e.g. Git/SVN

·      Experience with tool chain scripting e.g. tcl/python


Due to the nature of the work that Frazer-­Nash Consultancy undertake, candidates will be required to undergo pre-employment screening and will be required to satisfy clearance criteria for UK National Security Vetting.

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