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Principal Electronics Engineer

Principal Electronics Engineer

£55,000 - £70,000 depending on experience

Southampton, Hampshire


Our high tech manufacturing client in Southampton, Hampshire are seeking a Principal Electronics Engineer which will be a good split between 50% managing and 50% hands on technical.

Suitable people will either come from power electronics or control electronics backgrounds and have a good technical understanding couple with leadership experience.

Job Purpose:

As a pivotal member of the electronics engineering team, this role will lead the design and development of the control electronics, safety and compliance solutions used in the companies broad range of fiber laser products. The successful applicant will act as a focus for the control electronics team though the full engineering lifecycle from design and development to prototyping, verification and validation prior to leading certification work in preparation for transfer into full product release.

Key Areas of Responsibility:

• Leading the electronics team in the specification, design and development of control electronics solutions including:

• Design, simulation and testing

• Embedded firmware for microcontrollers and FPGA based control system architectures

• Product safety and compliance

• Definition and support of the verification and validation requirements of control electronics for new product developments

• Creation and maintenance of project documentation, including transfer of new products, test requirements and processes from Development to Manufacturing

Required Experience:

Several years of experience as a lead design and development engineer in a hi-tech manufacturing environment, ideally with additional experience in:

• Complex high speed control systems (MHz)

• Analogue, Digital and EMC design

• FPGA and microcontrollers

• Industrial Communications protocols

• Schematic capture and layout design using CADSTAR, eCADSTAR or similar


• Strong Degree or Masters in Electronic Engineering

Personal Profile:

• Ability to lead and manage a complicated portfolio of work packages methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales

• Ability to thrive in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities

• Hands-on, creative approach to problem solving with the ability to translate engineering requests into cost effective and robust industrial solutions

• Strong customer focus

• Demonstrates perseverance and drive.

• Ability to understand and influence complex processes.

• Innovative and proactive self-starter.

To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review and consideration.