Senior Digital Design Engineer - Canberra
AREVA - Meriden, CT

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AREVA supplies solutions for power generation with less carbon. Its expertise and unwavering insistence on safety, security, transparency and ethics are setting the standard, and its responsible development is anchored in a process of continuous improvement.

Ranked first in the global nuclear power industry, AREVA's unique integrated offering to utilities covers every stage of the fuel cycle, nuclear reactor design and construction, and related services. The group is also expanding in renewable energies - wind, solar, bioenergies, hydrogen and storage - to be one of the top three in this sector worldwide in 2012.

With these two major offers, AREVA's 48,000 employees are helping to supply ever safer, cleaner and more economical energy to the greatest number of people.

AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA's strategy. Its more than 5,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, MD. Visit us at

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The AREVA Reactors & Services Business Group:
The Reactors and Services Business Group combines the nuclear reactor design and construction activities and the products and services activities necessary for the maintenance, operation, modernization, and improvement of power plants. It also includes vessel propulsion nuclear reactor and research reactor activities. AREVA is currently constructing four EPRâ„¢ reactors, of generation III+.

The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM):
The Nuclear Measurements Business Unit (BUNM) is a trusted provider of world-class nuclear measurement solutions. It has been serving the nuclear community for over four decades. The company is the leading supplier of innovative and cost-effective measurement solutions and services, under the CANBERRA brand, used to maintain safety of personnel, assess the health of nuclear facilities and safeguard the public and the environment. The BUNM operates production and engineering facilities worldwide. Our 1000+ employees are all focused on bringing the very best nuclear measurements technology to our customers.

Job Description:
AREVA is seeking a Senior Digital Design Engineer for our Canberra location in Meriden, CT.

Responsibilities and duties include:
Design and develop sophisticated and complex engineering projects.

Assume high level of project responsibility directs and coordinates major project activities.

Support and maintain existing products, provide technical assistance to lower level engineers and technicians.

Conduct analog and digital hardware design and development.

Test and analyze complex circuits, correlate results and performance to theoretical expectations.

Investigate new and emerging technologies related to Company products and applications.

Develop product specifications, cost estimates, schedules.

Write product documentation including spec sheets, manuals, test procedures and application notes.

Provide direction and guidance to lower level engineers, drafting.

Proven design skills in a product development environment/ Ability to work in multi-functional design teams.

SERFs - perform/assist with investigating feasibility, scope and cost when required.

Provide marketing support during formulation of new product specifications.

Provide manufacturing and customer support as required.

The senior level engineer is distinguished by technical expertise, experience, discipline, maturity and assigned level of responsibility.


All candidates must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for this opportunity. Candidates who exceed minimum qualifications may be considered for a higher level position.

B.S. degree in Digital Design, Engineering, or related discipline.

The following requirements are desired and will be used to differentiate all candidates who apply for this position.

Fluent understanding of complex electronic circuit theory.

Familiar with complex analog/digital circuits and components.

Experience with FPGA design and architectures (Actel, Xilinx, Altera and etc.).

Experience with digital simulation tools.

Design experience with microprocessor architectures (RISC, MIPS, PIC, and etc).

Good project management skills.

Good written/oral communication skills.

Basic computer operating skills, and computer aided engineering-schematic capture and circuit simulation.

Familiar with embedded firmware development tools (visual C++, C#, Visual Basic and high level programming environments.

Experience with optimizing PC board layouts to maximize real estate efficiency and minimize ground loops, EMI sensitivity, signal coupling and other undesirable signal interactions.

Ability to provide guidance regarding mechanical and package designs.

Experience with Company products and related applications.


Sporadic (< 5%) domestic travel.

We offer competitive salaries, an excellent benefits package, and flexible work options, as well as a uniquely diverse and unified team of professionals. Our culture supports an environment where employees can continuously learn and gain professional growth through education, exciting projects and career mobility. AREVA recognizes your achievements and excellent performance through various performance incentive, recognition and reward programs. Our commitment is to you, the employee.

Come work in an environment that is driven by integrity, innovation and visionary thinking. Join AREVA today, revolutionize the energy industry and energize your future!



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