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1710-47 Projects Engineering | Gloucestershire| 35,000 - 38,500 | Permanent

Senior Project Engineer (Communications / TEMPEST)

We are working with a specialist supplier of protective products for the Military and local authorities, who have a proud history of developing bespoke solutions to Robust, Prevent Interference and Protect Software Security of Electronic and IT devices used in outdoor and extreme conditions.

The purpose of the Senior Project Engineer role is to manage, lead and support projects from the initial enquiry in accordance with programme, project and customer procedures. Whilst ensuring safe and efficient implementation of projects activities in line with all applicable legislation and company directives.

This will involve supporting the Sales, Production, Purchasing and Customer Support factors within the internal team and working closely with the Tempest Team as products progress through the stages of development and production processes.

Main Duties will include:

  • System authority for all new developments and product derivatives.
  • Be familiar with recognised test laboratory (NRTL) standards and CE markings.
  • Manage and conduct internal and external EMC, Environmental and Functional test programmes.
  • Generate innovative product design solutions to comply with budgetary targets.
  • Create review or manage external subcontracted circuit and PCB design work.
  • Create, manage and publish design, BOM, project and test documentation in accordance with company, customer and BS standards.
  • Produce project time plans to ensure successful delivery of development and test programmes.
  • Create, review and approve Product Test Specification in accordance with company procedures.
  • Provide technical support to Design Engineers ensuring knowledge and experience is transferred through mentorship.
  • Generate and control project specific deliverable documentation.
  • Liaise with suppliers and customers, establish lead times and maintain quality standards.


  • HNC / Degree in Engineering, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience
  • An understanding of modern design practices, manufacturing processes and their costs drivers.
  • Experience in working in a regulated industry, understanding data storage criteria and handling sensitive information up to UK Secret.
  • Maintain a continuous assessment of new technologies and procedures which may be appropriate to be incorporated into future products and processes to enable company growth and development.
  • Advanced understanding of Communications, Computer, Server and Client IT equipment.
  • Ensure and consolidate the growth of the technical “know-how” within the department is shared and constantly increased.
  • Excellent Authoring and Proof-reading skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Understanding of company practices and procedures as laid down in the Staff Handbook.
  • Understanding of quality standards and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office Suite in particular Word, Excel, Project, Visio and PowerPoint and Microsoft Great Plains Dynamics.
  • Ability to supervise and work as part of a team or independently under minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of documented business systems. E.g. ISO:9001:2015.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • Understand the impact of design decisions on cost, timings and production build.
  • Have a general interest in IT equipment and uses in the secure and rugged markets.
  • Proven knowledge of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards, E.g. Mil Stan 810, 461 & Def Stan 59-411, 00-35.
  • Knowledge of all UK TEMPEST standards, Inc. SDIP55, SDIP 27 & SDIP 29.
  • Able to work with good attention to detail to produce concise design documentation and aiming for a “right first time” approach.

This position may also be open on a Contract basis 

Consultant: Peter Hampshire | Email: | Telephone: 0121 321 4311

Please quote the vacancy reference number when contacting us.

Work Permits - Unless otherwise stated if a Job is within the EU, applicants must be authorised to work in the EU before applying.

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