Senior Electronic Engineer

UK ATC Edinburgh
£38,318 to £54,308
23 Apr 2019
17 May 2019

Senior Electronic Engineer


UK ATC Edinburgh

Salary - £38,318 to £54,308

Full Time

Open Ended


About the role

Would you like to play a leading role in a team designing and building detector systems and electronic controls for the world’s best instruments that probe the Universe to discover its secrets? You would be working at the premier astronomy technology centre in the world, in the dynamic and attractive city of Edinburgh.

The UK ATC is a component part of the Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

You will be part of multi-disciplinary teams developing instruments for telescopes on demanding mountain-top sites in Chile and in space. You could also be expanding the applications of our technology in environmental and medical research. You will develop and mentor your team of engineers and be responsible for searching out prospects for new projects and developments, working with University and Industry partners in the UK and internationally.

Project responsibilities will include:

  • project work package management
  • developing specifications and producing detailed designs
  • designing and implement electronics and control subsystems
  • implementing data acquisition, process, data analysis and control systems
  • documentation
  • planning assembly, integration and testing of electronic assemblies
  • participating in instrument commissioning activities.

Starting salary in envisaged to be towards the lower half of the salary scale but exceptional candidates will be duly compensated.

About you

It is essential that you have a BEng (first class or 2:1) or higher (e.g. MEng, MSc), in a relevant discipline such as Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Physics, Electronics and have knowledge and understanding of fundamental analogue and digital design principles and solid-state devices.

Knowledge of relevant EDA packages, image processing and data analysis and FPGA and embedded programming is essential.

You will be reliable and flexible with good interpersonal skills and have the ability to integrate and work effectively within the existing close-knit team. Good written and verbal communication skills (in English) and the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, project partners and customers are essential.

You must be willing and able to travel to sites both in the UK and overseas.

What we offer

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is Friday 17th May 2019.