Senior Electronics Engineer / Manager

Location
Torquay, Devon
Salary
£ Competitive & negotiable subject to experience
Posted
22 May 2017
Closes
21 Jun 2017
Ref
Senior Elecs Eng STG
Discipline
Electronics, Systems

This position is based in our expanding Systems Technology Group located at our Torquay facility. You will lead the design and development of electronic systems used in industrial, research and space laser applications. You will be a hands-on leader and an integral part of product development and R&D projects, driven by customer requirements. You will work within a multidisciplinary team including optical and mechanical engineers to develop cutting-edge and enabling products for our optical products.

Key Activities

  • Provide leadership to the electronics team which includes some firmware and software
  • Effectively deploy available resources through planning and prioritisation
  • Recruit new team members when required
  • Provide electronics and system-level engineering from concept through to manufacture
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and perform electronic design, analysis and test
  • Lead the design of electronic sub-systems including requirements analysis, sensitivity analysis, reliability analysis and parts stress analysis
  • RF electronics design; 40MHz to 400MHz, <1w to 150w
  • Mixed Signal, Digital & Analogue circuit design
  • Perform simulation, where required
  • Prepare presentation material and reports to a high standard for all phases of the project
  • Work with Business Development and Engineering teams to support tender activities and generate technical solutions for customers
  • Ensure seamless handover from design to production
  • Manufacturing support
  • Travel expected to be <5% of the time

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience of the full design lifecycle, including taking designs from initial negotiations through requirements capture, sub-system design, hardware design and test to final integration
  • Knowledge of Lab Test Equipment
  • Experience of working within New Product Development processes
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to strongly engage customers technically and collaboratively
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight timescales
  • Hands-on experience with environmental testing (vibration, thermal vacuum tests) and EMC desirable
  • Schematic capture and layout (PADS)
  • Programming (scripting) language (TCL, Python) desirable
  • Competent in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint