Principal Electronics Engineer

Chelsea Technologies is a market leading environmental sensor design & manufacturing company working in a variety of industry sectors, including Naval Defence, Maritime & Marine Science & Technology. We are recruiting for an experienced Principal Electronics Engineer responsible for design and development of electronics for instrumentation and acoustics applications.

Team Leadership

  • Provide support to the Director of Engineering to co-ordinate Electronics Engineering projects and tasks.
  • Provide guidance to staff to ensure the engineering team completes project assignments on time and within budgets.
  • Mentoring and developing Engineering team.
  • Participating in risk assessments and mitigating activities.
  • Providing design reviews and giving technical recommendations.
  • Participating in technical audits and ensuring recommendations are implemented.
  • Developing and providing technical standards and guidance in all software design and development.
  • Provide technical support to Sales and Manufacturing departments.

Skills (essential)

  • Expertise in analogue and digital circuit design preferably in an instrumentation development environment.
  • The work will involve mixed signal design including pre-amplifiers, filters, power supplies, interfacing, and analogue-digital conversion for precision instrumentation applications.
  • Some experience or knowledge of microcontroller-based circuit design and embedded software essential.
  • Some experience or knowledge of FPGA based circuit design is desirable.
  • The candidate will be expected to work independently or as a member of a team contributing to all aspects of the product development cycle from requirement analysis through design & development into production.
  • Candidate would be expected to produce design documentation and test specifications.
  • IPC trained (training can be provided).
  • OrCAD design software or experience with similar tools.

Skills (desired)

Knowledge of:

  • Basic Analog components / circuits
  • Operational Amplifier circuits
  • Power supply technology
  • Circuit analysis, modelling, and theory
  • Analog-Digital Conversion
  • Interfacing and IO (e.g. I2C and SPI bus)
  • CAD Schematic layout
  • CAD PCB design
  • Fault finding
  • Assembler and/or embedded ‘C’
  • Use of PAL/FPGA technologies.
  • Linux and other OS

Personal Characteristics

  • Highly self-motivated with energy, pace, and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplined team.
  • Attention to detail and time management skills.
  • Good written and presentational communication skills will be required.
  • Excellent communication at all levels within and outside the Company

Other Requirements

  • Due to the nature of the role, there will be an occasional need for working outside normal working hours.
  • There will be a need to travel to customer sites on an occasional basis.
  • Candidate would be expected to provide occasional off-shore support as required including some overseas travel.

BSc/BEng or equivalent in Engineering or similar discipline (2:1 or higher).

Security Clearance
The role requires a UK passport holder (not dual) and capable of gaining National Security Vetting – SC clearance. 5 years residency in UK is required.

Application Process

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Ellen Keegan  with details of salary expectation. Please contact Ellen Keegan for copy of Candidate Privacy Notice and Privacy & Data Protection Notice to understand how we look after your personal data during the application process.