Senior Electronics Design Engineer Ref# V-32648-2

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £45000 - £55000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32648-2

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, which is seeking a Senior Electronics Design Engineer to join their growing Engineering team.

The successful Senior Electronics Design Engineer will be responsible for proactively developing innovative electronics while providing valuable leadership to the team.

Key Responsibilities for the Senior Electronics Design Engineer:

  • Provide expertise in circuit design, components, and PCB technology.
  • Working in technology areas of EMC, Power Management, Servo Control, processor interfacing and communications.
  • Provide expertise in the realms of power and signal transmission over wired medium with the ability to define and objectively review an overall architecture, including power management, system wiring and knowledge of production processes.
  • Hold a pivotal role within a project and set the standards of good engineering practice, leading by example, and being seen as an expert in their given field.
  • Review and analyse processes and practices within the department, driving and encouraging innovation across the board. Regularly communicate with senior management, customers and other key stakeholders maintaining a focus on tactical and some strategic oversight of projects, technology, and team development.
  • Take a lead role in developing or enhancing technology within the business, providing subject matter expertise for technology areas and applying these to R&D development activities or projects.
  • Technical leadership of multi-disciplined projects, with the ability to foster a culture of a systematic approach while providing our customers with solutions.
  • Provide key insights into the resource planning of engineers working under them.
  • Line management role to support other engineers as part of a smaller sub-team overseeing training and development needs.

Key Skills and Experience for the Senior Electronics Design Engineer:

  • Strong degree in a related discipline accredited by the IET. Typically, 6 years of relevant experience is expected.
  • Proven experience in leading and/or supervising projects or people for routine and non-routine work.
  • Solid all-round theoretical and practical understanding of electrical and electronic designs
  • Ability to complete analysis-based activities i.e. (circuit emulation, performance, or power budgets).
  • Ability to assess and highlight key project risks, schedules, and mitigations and identify critical design activities.
  • Overall awareness of the full project lifecycle ranging from opportunity/bid development through to continuing customer support.
  • A proven track record of innovation-based approaches to all aspects of engineering/leadership.
  • Ability to investigate and fault-find technical problems at PCB or system level, with the capability to identify root causes or procedural reforms.
  • Accredited as a Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.
  • Embedded Software Design, including ARM/KEIL.
  • Experience with EMC to military standards, with the ability to manage, plan and resolve issues at an architecture and embedded level.
  • Knowledge of Motors and drive technology with the ability to calculate motor performance.
  • Awareness of control systems analysis and performance techniques with the ability to articulate these to fellow engineers/Stakeholders.
  • Practised in the use of analysis and simulation tools such as Python, Matlab, Simulink, LT-Spice, Simetrix etc.
  • Familiar with management tools such as JIRA, Confluence, MS Project.
  • Practised in the use and management of PCB design tools such as Altium, Cadence Or CAD.
  • Familiar with design resilience techniques such as Failure Mode Effects Analysis.
  • Awareness of Lightning Direct and Indirect Effects.
  • Familiar with the design of electronics within harsh environments typical with Military equipment.

Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave and Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to four key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across all sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Senior Electronics Design Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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