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Engineering Manager

Intellitect Water Ltd
Romsey, Hampshire
£50,000 - £70,000 per annum
Closing date
24 Jul 2024

Job Details

Are you looking to lead an innovative team developing new and exciting technology? If so, this is a fantastic opportunity to join a small business with a proven track record of innovation.

Job Role

As the engineering manager, you will be overseeing the engineering capacity of the organisation, supported by our highly skilled R&D team. You will be working to progress our hardware products, putting in place effective management processes to ensure the engineering department succeeds. This will entail both developing new products and improving the existing product range, as well as establishing good design and test practices. Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Management of all engineering projects and overall planning and strategy of the engineering department.
  • Communication with stakeholders on the aims, objectives, timescales, and outcomes of engineering projects.
  • Implementing best-practice processes for product design and testing, including FMEA.
  • Redesigning existing products to deliver better performance, improve manufacturability and reduce cost.
  • Creating new products and solutions to meet commercial requirements.
  • PCB and Electronics design, prototyping, up-issuing and obsolescence handling.
  • Ensuring correct change-control procedures are adhered to.
  • Ensure all investigations and technical decisions are planned and documented effectively.
  • Provide technical expertise to other areas of the business as required.

Essential Skills

The ideal candidate for this job would be somebody who is proactive and motivated, capable of bringing about reform and establishing good practice. We pride ourselves on a culture of innovation, one that is only possible through listening to ideas and recognising the value of other viewpoints. As a member of the management team, you must therefore be prepared to listen as well as lead.

The devices we develop are complex measurement instruments deployed in difficult environments so a background in sensors or ingress protection would be beneficial.

The following skills are essential to the role:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronic engineering or similar.
  • 6+ years industry experience (with 2+ years management experience).
  • Experience working in a small business environment.
  • Design of low power mixed signal PCBs.
  • Fault finding electronics, sensors, and embedded software.
  • Design-for-manufacture.
  • Development from prototype through to manufacture.
  • Technical writing and documentation (including change control and repository management).
  • BoM creation and obsolescence.
  • EMC compliance

Desirable Skills

The following skills would be beneficial to a good candidate, but are not essential to the role:

  • Design-for-test, FMEA, Six Sigma, or equivalent.
  • Assembly and fabrication, including SMD soldering and re-work (e.g. for prototypes).
  • Mechanical design using 3D CAD (e.g. SolidEdge).
  • Sensor calibration and test automation.
  • Rapid prototyping.
  • Adherence to standards or certifications (e.g. BSI, ISO, CE)


  • Flexible working hours
  • Supportive learning environment
  • Salary-sacrifice pension scheme
  • Generous eye-care and glasses allowance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Small business environment



Supplying clean, safe drinking water is a difficult task being made harder by increasing populations and climate change. The need for advanced sensors to monitor what is happening within water networks, and the systems to turn that data into meaningful intelligence, is more critical than ever – this is where we come in. We offer an end-to-end solution to water companies from sensors and communications to data systems and web interfaces.


At Intellitect we want to change the way water companies operate to get ahead of operational incidents with intelligence and insights that can be used to take actions. We believe the characteristics of a great company is they invent something new that helps deliver change and resolves new and existing problems. At our core we are innovators.


Our highly skilled team operate out of our Southampton office, producing ground-breaking technology for the water industry and beyond. We are always looking for the brightest minds; creative thinkers who listen to new ideas and aren’t afraid to challenge the status quo. Individuals who understand that learning and collaboration are key to innovation.

Company info
Unit 4, The Quadrangle
Abbey Park Industrial Estate
SO51 9DL
United Kingdom

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