Electromagnetic Compatibility(EMC) is the study of the effects that result from the use of electrical equipment and systems. RMC engineers attempt to reduce or contain such effects to an acceptable level.
The ideal applicants will have a degree or diploma in a related engineering discipline. However, equally as important is extensive experience in the field of DSP engineering. Recruitment agencies and employers usually want to see evidence of a detailed knowledge of ECSS standards. EMC design skills are also a prerequisite to employment, as well as a working knowledge of leading design software packages.
DSP engineers work in a number of different industries, including the aerospace, manufacturing and engineering sectors. DSP engineers are also expected to deal with staff, clients and and the general public, so excellent communication and presentational skills are often required. Candidates will also need to be organised and efficient in their dealings, as much of this work is unsupervised.
Employment opportunities in this industry are relatively plentiful, as this is a highly specialised branch of engineering. Many of the vacancies in this area are on a temporary basis, however. Salaried positions with leading engineering firms usually attract a salary of around £30,000 to £40,000, but many fixed-term positions will pay around £30 to £40 per hour.