Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

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Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

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We currently have an open position for a Project Support Coordinator to join a busy and dynamic organisation in the South Birmingham area.  The company oversees and supports major social and commercial infrastructure projects across the UK and has a proud history of being part of some the most prestigious build programmes in the country over the last 10 years.

Project Support Coordinator Salary & Benefits 

  • Salary - £18,000 - £20,000
  • Holidays – 33 Days 
  • Pension – Contribution 
  • Hours of Work – Flexible or Part-time

This important administrative role will work across multiple teams and projects within the company and with their clients. 

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational and communication skills, working as part of large team. 

Key tasks include: 

  • Assist Project Managers with major scheme delivery. 
  • Coordination of key work and project milestones. 
  • Support each project’s financial management. 
  • Information and document coordination and assist in preparing reports and data collection for analysis. 
  • Scheduling both recurring and ad-hoc meetings for several projects and key stakeholders. 
  • Collation, preparation and distribution of meeting agenda packs and progress reports. 
  • Maintenance of key project documentation and ensuring that all regulatory documents are correct, processed and approved. 

The right candidate for the Project Support Coordinator role will be:

Held a position within a Civil Infrastructure delivery environment or similar.
Excellent communication and administration skills. 
Strong commercial awareness 
Strong exposure of working with and supporting key stakeholders & internal teams is a must. 
Ideally a background in either Home Building, Road, Drainage, Commercial Building Development and Social infrastructure projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy organisation and be part of the complete project life cycle of programmes.

This Project Support Coordinator's is Commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Redditch, Worcester, Warwick, Dudley, Lichfield 

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We currently have an open position for a Project Manager to join a busy and dynamic organisation in the South Birmingham area.  The company oversees and supports major social and commercial infrastructure projects across the UK and has a proud history of being part of some the most prestigious build programmes in the country over the last 10 years. 

Project Manager Salary & Benefits: 

  • Salary - £40,000 - £50,000
  • Holidays – 33 Days 
  • Pension – Contribution 
  • Hours of Work – Flexible 

The role of a Project Manager will involve the following activities:

  • The position will help control major projects and Master Developer schemes, leading to the creation of exceptional places. 
  • Be part of the complete turn-key programme with ownership for the delivery and the long-term management of new physical and social infrastructure projects.
  • Assist in producing serviced land parcels for home builders and commercial operators to allow focus on their key operations. 
  • Support the achievement of agreed financial and non-financial targets with clients and partners. 
  • Leadership of project teams both internally and externally, with open communication and reporting to client teams, key stakeholders and local communities. 
  • Challenge the status quo, ensure quality, and identify operational / value enhancements of schemes.

The right candidate for the Project Manager’s role will be:

  • Degree or formally qualified in Civil or Project Engineering 
  • Held a position of responsibility within a Civil Infrastructure delivery environment (Min 2 years)
  • Excellent communication and reporting skills. 
  • Strong commercial awareness 
  • Strong exposure of working with key stakeholders is a must. 
  • A good background in either Home Building, Road, Drainage, Commercial Building Development and Social Infrastructure projects.

This is a great opportunity to join a busy organisation where project ownership and accountability to key stage delivery will be part of the everyday demand of the role.

This Project Managers role is commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Redditch, Worcester, Warwick, Dudley, Lichfield 

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are currently seeking a Product Development Engineer to join a global manufacturing company who design and develop a range of valves and fittings. The role will be based in organisations West Midlands Design Centre and support the companies European Manufacturing facilities.

Benefits on offer to the right Product Development Engineer:

  • £34,000 - £40,000
  • Contributory pension 5%
  • Life assurance
  • 5 weeks annual holiday, plus statutory days (33 Days)
  • Flexible working hours 

The purpose of the role is to be part of the innovation and concept development team and be responsible for the original design concepts from external and internal customers, project manage the design phase of the projects with costs and manufacturing capability and compliance considerations and be involved in the full lifecycle of design from concept through to production. 

Key Responsibilities of Product Development Engineer

  • The development of design concepts to a fully designed new product in accordance with specified project briefs, whilst achieving minimal cost, manufacturing capability and compliance with relevant standards.
  • Full lifecycle design from concept to production
  • Review existing and new products and recommend improvements/ cost savings.
  • Liaise with marketing and other departments, manufacturing sites, and functions to determine suitable solutions.
  • Be directly involved with the manufacture and testing of prototype products to develop new product concepts with a hands-on role.
  • Participate in cross-functional product development teams.
  • Control of drawings and specifications for products related to UK site.
  • Designing products and producing production drawings to agreed development specification.
  • Liaising with external suppliers on design enquiries.
  • Providing answers / training of newly developed products to the technical team, sales and marketing.

Product Development Engineer Requirements:

  • Strong experience working in the engineering industry as a product development engineer or similar, ideally 5 years plus.
  • Engineering Degree qualified or similar 
  • A background in design and development of new products with experience in non-ferrous metals and metal forming processes.
  • Exposure of design original concept to the design and development of new products.
  • Experience of full product life cycle design including project management.
  • Good experience and competence with 3D CAD
  • Knowledge of FEA stress analysis and FEA simulation software.

This is a great opportunity for a Design / Development Engineer to take full ownership of projects and work with overseas partners.

This role is commutable from: Birmingham, Worcester, Coventry, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Redditch

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We have a great opportunity to be part of an established but growing SME, who are seeking to strengthen their R&D team with a Senior Design Engineer.
 
The company have a strong track record in the bespoke vehicle development field and have already launch and released a series of successful products to market in recent years. 

They are now seeking to expand their product capabilities with the design and development of a new range of vehicles and are seeking a good mechanical biased engineer to join their ranks. They are investing in New Product Development and producing innovative, pioneering products, whilst continually to refine their existing range is the direction the company are committed to going forward.

As one of the R&D Senior CAD Engineers, you will be a competent engineer with a hands-on approach, sharing workloads evenly and communicating with staff at all levels. The role will be supporting the new product development strategy across a growing catalogue of products & you will take ownership of projects from day 1 and be involved in all aspects of the new product introduction where duties may include leading a team through conceptualisation, to design and homologation as well as researching improvements to the existing line. 

The position will take a lead role in finding and developing technology to ensure the company maintain their position as industry leaders.

Benefits on offer to the Senior Design Engineer:

  • Permanent Position 
  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • 33 Days Holidays
  • Contributory Pension 
  • 37.5 Hrs Per Week
  • Bike to work scheme.
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking

Duties of Senior Design Engineer will include:

  • Preparation of Engineering Change Requests and proposals.
  • Engineering programme delivery and project ownership
  • Design, development, and testing of new products
  • Looking for new and innovative products
  • Working with operations to set up and ensure smooth introduction of new products
  • Working with the product quality manager

The right candidate for this role will be someone who has strong experience within an Engineering/R&D team who has good mechanical design experience, knowledge of the design of manufacturing of metal components & manufacturing techniques and a solid understanding of engineering principles (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic).

Senior Design Engineer Requirements:

  • Engineering degree qualified (Mechanical or Design biased)
  • Exposure to Project/Program Management with a proven record on meeting deadlines, delivering on commitments, and working to a budget.
  • Min 2 years’ R&D/CAD experience
  • Quality Management Experience (ISO 9001)
  • Awareness of Type Approval or a “Production Part Approval Process” (PPAP)
  • Previous CAD experience (ideally Solidworks) – able to create and interpret technical drawings
  • Goof exposure to designing and working with Sheet Metal is essential.
  • Good communication skills - communicating with suppliers, customers and co-workers
  • Background within Automotive (or similar manufacturing sector) would be an advantage

This Senior Design Engineer's role is commutable from: Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Lichfield, Cannock, Stafford

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

A fast paced and busy manufacturer of electrical consumer goods is currently seeking a new member for their Quality Inspection Team.

The role is for a Goods Inwards Quality Inspector to investigate and check a range of components, parts and materials on arrival to the manufacturing site, ensure all incoming orders meet the required standards and safety compliance.

The role will be part of a dedicated team that oversees the entire quality process of all products being produced on-site and offers the potential to develop a good career path in the medium term. 

This is a very important role within the organisation to ensure the effective delivery of product build, approval and release to market.

Training and ongoing support will be provided, but the right person.

Good Inwards Inspector Benefits:

  • £19,987
  • 39 hours a week
  • 31 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount on Company Products
  • Subsidised Staff Canteen
  • Free Parking

Daily Duties of the Goods Inward Inspector:

  • To ensure incoming parts are inspected to the required Quality standards.
  • Timely and accurate inspection of externally supplied components.
  • Record and maintain inspection record sheets accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Accurately report any quality concerns arising from inspections.

The Goods Inward Inspector will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Exposure of working in a Manufacturing environment (12 months+)
  • Some proven experience of Quality Inspection practises or duties 
  • Strong organisational and accuracy skills to document and report effectively
  • Good self-motivation with Initiative to carry out work with minimal supervision (Once Trained)
  • Excellent attention to detail and analytical skills
  • A good standard of education – GCSE Level 

This is great opportunity for someone who is seeking a career path within manufacturing or a quality inspection environment, within a large international corporate company.

This Good Inwards Inspector's role is commutable from: Telford, Wolverhampton, Newport, Shrewsbury, Cannock, Ludlow 

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Are you experienced at leading international R&D teams in the areas of Electronic and Software Technology, at a Senior Management level? 

Are you the type of leader who can manage multiple R&D projects simultaneously, by strong leadership, excellent organisational and programme management skills, with the ability to delegate effectively?

We have a great opportunity to join a fast-expanding SME that has already established multiple safety and communication technology brands across the globe and be part of and shape the future of this highly profitable business, through growth strategy and R&D innovation.

To be an effective Technical Director within this organisation, the right applicant will have the following attributes and experiences.

  • A proactive and results driven individual with an outstanding track record of delivering results.
  • Managed teams of Engineers 10+ on multiple projects within the last 3 years.
  • Have a strong knowledge and understanding of Electronics, Embedded Firmware and Software applications, combined with some knowledge of mechanical engineering.    
  • Can lead and develop cross functional engineering teams, ideally in an international setting.
  • A strong passion of new and innovative technologies.
  • Good Team Management Skills. 
  • Strong desire to meet high standards.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, both internally and externally.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to get others to believe in your decision making.
  • Experience of working with international colleagues, partners and suppliers.
  • Degree qualified in Engineering (Ideally Electronic or Software Engineering)
  • A proven career history of longevity within companies, with a clear pattern of fast-track promotion through ability and achievements.

Primary responsibilities of the Technical Director:

  • Ensure the new product roadmap is delivered on time and on cost.
  • Lead the global engineering team (UK, Europe & Asia, circa 35 people in total) and work with outsource partners in developing a broad range of new products.
  • Direct the future strategy of the company as a member of the board.
  • Ensure the right technical approach is taken on major projects.
  • Challenge the way in which the company develop products to speed up time to market.
  • Developing the capabilities of the team and staff.
  • Recruiting and retaining good engineering talent.
  • Working with marketing and sales to create innovative and highly profitable product development.
  • Developing relationships with outsourced partners, suppliers, other group companies, universities and associations to deliver best in class solutions for our customers

Technical Director Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary - £100,000 - £115,000
  • Bonus & Share scheme up to 125% of salary
  • Healthcare
  • Company car or car allowance
  • Contributory pension

Commutable from – Aldershot, Guildford, Oxford, Reading, St Albans, Windsor, Watford.

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Technical Engineering Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

We are currently working with an organisation that designs and manufacture specialist bespoke machinery for customers in the Oli & Gas, Nuclear and the Chemical and Petrochemical industry sectors.

The organisation is currently seeking a Senior Controls Systems Engineer to create & develop, programme & configure and support the commission and build phases of PLC biased controls systems into bespoke machinery.

Projects can vary in size, cost and output, so experience is key with this role to deliver a successful part of the programme within time, budget and spec.

The Senior Control Systems Engineer role is focused on the creation of products in line with customer requirements and budget. This requires large amount of communication with the Engineering team, Customers, Sales, Procurement and Manufacturing. You will be required to provide updates to customers and host design reviews internally and externally, visiting sites where necessary. 

Working in line with the business Quality Management System (QMS) with a focus on continuous improvement of the company and products. The role will be expected to have a comprehensive understanding of PLC * HMI programming and be able to create programs for bespoke systems through modification of existing software and creation of new software. You will work independently, creating programs that satisfy the customers’ requirements.

Benefits:

  • Salary c£38,000 - £40,000
  • Pension
  • Healthcare
  • 25 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays

Responsibilities:

  • Independent programming of Siemens PCL / HMI based systems.
  • Reading and understanding of P&IDs, specifications & control narratives.
  • Carry out regular design reviews with the team and customer.
  • Making modifications to HMI screens and operations in line with internal and external feedback.
  • Specification of requirements to allow third parties to design & build Control Panels.
  • Management of third parties designing electrical control panels.
  • Checking of third-party designs including but not limited to:
  • Control Panel electrical design / physical layout.
  • Electrical control component selection / specification.
  • Electric / Hydraulic / Pneumatic actuation specification.
  • Ensure designs conform to industry, customer and company standards.
  • Analyse designs using suitable tools.

Key Skills:

  • PLC & HMI programming (Siemens).
  • Understanding of relevant industry standards (eg, LVD)
  • Electrical design / component specification/ drafting, (AutoCAD preferred)
  • Familiarity with pressure related products.
  • Strong IT skills: Microsoft Project, Excel, Word, Outlook etc.

Experience & Qualifications:

  • Proven working experience as an Electrical / Controls Engineer programming PLCs
  • BEng or BSc (Hons) in Electrical Engineering or equivalent 
  • Experience working with bespoke systems / machine design and manufacture.
  • Control of electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics or associated supply.
  • Industry experience; (custom machine design, high pressure / hydraulic systems).

This is a great opportunity to join a busy organisation where you will be the sole Controls Systems expert on site.

Commutable from – Blackburn, Bolton, Manchester, Wigan, Oldham, Preston
 

 

A global recognised provider of complete turn-key mechanical solutions, who specialise in the innovative design of bespoke equipment that is used in a variety of industries sectors, including those that operate in harsh conditions and environments, are currently seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer.

The company currently has strong confirmed orders from their customers to complete bespoke complete projects and programmes throughout 2021 and beyond. They offer a dynamic and varied workload for their R&D Team, that requires a range of mechanical engineering principles and design (CAD) skills to achieve the successful completions of projects. 

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role will incorporate:
An experience Mechanical minded engineer who has had a proven recent history of designing and developing mechanical equipment that has incorporated forged and casted parts and components, mechanical mechanism, hand calculations, material analysis and strong 3D CAD skills (Ideally Solidworks or Inventor) 
They should also be highly motivated and organised with the ability to manage and run their own projects with minimal supervision.

The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer role is focused on the creation of products in line with customer requirements and budget. This requires large amount of communication with Customers, Sales, Procurement and Manufacturing. The role will be required to provide updates to customers and host design reviews internally and externally, visiting sites where necessary.  During commissioning / build phases the role will be expected to support manufacturing to answer questions regarding assembly, operation and testing. Additionally, working with the Sales team the role may have to scope out prospective projects and comment on timings. 

Beneits:

  • Salary - £40,000 - £45,000 
  • Pension 
  • 25 Days Hols + Stats 
  • Project Ownership

Daily Duties:

  • You will be expected to work in line with the business Quality Management System (QMS) with a focus on continuous improvement of the company and products.
  • Design, development and specification of new and existing products where typical design requirements include: 
  • Load bearing components.
  • Specification of pressure control components (valves, pumps and pipework etc)
  • Specification and integration of standard components (e.g., bearings, actuators etc)
  • Electric / Hydraulic / Pneumatic actuation
  • Lifting & Handling points
  • Fabrications
  • Tooling & Fixtures

The role will also require you to:

  • To ensure designs conform to industry, customer and company standards.
  • Select suitable materials, surface finishes, coatings etc for the products intended use.
  • Carry out regular design reviews with the team and/or customer.
  • Analyse designs using suitable tools and liaise with third party design verification company.
  • Carry out value engineering to engineer cost out of the products.
  • Output accurate models, drawings, BOM’s and other technical documents to customers, both internal and external.
  • Check & sign off drawings in line with relevant drawing standards.
  • Carry out engineering changes using revision control procedures.
  • Manage non-conformances.

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Requirements:

  • A formal Mechanical Engineering Qualification (Degree / HND) 
  • Strong 2D & 3D CAD Modelling & Drafting Skills (SolidWorks preferred)
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards: (PED, PD5500, EN13445, ASME 8, EN10204 training provided as appropriate)
  • Some knowledge of FE Analysis 
  • Ability to carry out hand calculations (force, torque, bending moments, hoop stress, shear stress etc.).
  • Usage of Document Management Systems (Solidworks PDM Professional preferred).
  • A good knowledge of materials, coatings and finishes including stainless and carbon steels, structural steels, elastomers and performance plastics.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes; machining, welding, surface treatments etc.
  • Be able to communicate effectively regarding matters of a technical nature to customers.
  • Experience working with bespoke systems / machine design and manufacture.
  • Design of electro-mechanical systems, hydraulics and pneumatics or associated supply.

This is a great opportunity to work within a small team and be accountable for the complete product lifecycle of projects and programmes. The company offers their customers innovative bespoke solutions for their needs which in turn gives its workforce a good variety of projects from tabletop systems to multi ton heavy duty machinery. 

Commutable from, Bolton, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Wigan

Probe Technical Recruitment, a Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Specialists since 1994
 

 

A global player in the field of specialist process and production machinery are currently seeking a Project Manager to join their project post-sales systems design and installation team. 

The company have a strong track record of offering their customers a complete turn-key service of providing state-of-the-art machinery and the project management of the delivery and installation of orders to customers sites, including managing plant design, process monitoring, control and automation, mechanical and electrical engineering, steelwork design, abatement systems and extraction systems installation.  

Often working to busy project schedules, the team will take responsibility for the final installation and assembly of the final order - Dry Commissioning, Wet Commissioning and finally Site Acceptance Tests (SAT)

The position will report to the Managing Director and will be based from the organisations West Midlands office, but regular travel to Europe and further a field will also play a major part of the role at certain points of projects. 

The position will be Project Engineering orientated and will incorporate a wide range of activities, including project planning, plant and process machinery layout design - PFD and P&ID, proposals and feasibility studies, supplier liaison, sub-contractor management, mechanical and material calculations and evaluations, considerations of HAZOP’s, ATEX and other industry standard requirements. 

Good applicants for this position would have come from a Chemical, Pharmaceutical or Food process or production machinery delivery and installation background, with a good appreciation of mechanical and electrical engineering principles. 

Applicants should also be familiar with CAD and be able to create systems layout diagrams. 

This is a great opportunity for a Project Manager to join a large established organisation, where project ownership and delivery responsibility will be offered (Projects Values c£40,000 - £2Million) 

Project Manager Requirements:

  • A formal qualification in engineering (HND/ Degree) Chemical / Mechanical or Electrical 
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the design and delivery of process and production machinery 
  • Good exposure of managing projects on customers sites (Overseas) 
  • A good knowledge and the ability to use CAD 
  • A good Mechanical appreciation of ancillary equipment and components (Pumps, Hydraulics, Power etc.) 
  • A good working knowledge of reading and creating P&ID’s, PFD’s 
  • Excellent planning skills
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Strong self-management and project engineering skills 
  • Willingness to travel at short notice 

Benefits of the Project Manager role:

  • The company offer a friendly working environment, with flexible working hours and 1pm finishes on Fridays. 
  • Attractive Salary with annual reviews 
  • Annual Bonus 
  • Good Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • Company Expenses Account 
  • Laptop and Mobile Phone 
  • Good Career Prospects 
  • International Career Opportunities 

This position is commutable from, Birmingham, Coventry Leicester, Oxford, Stafford, Warwick, Wolverhampton, Worcester, 

Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

A company with a long track record for innovation and offering tailored bespoke solutions to its global customer base, is currently seeking an Electronic Design Engineer to enhance their R&D Team.

As a company they design and develop a range of technical mechatronic products that are often required to work in partnership with other electronic technologies and equipment.

Their own internal team consists of experienced personnel in the areas of Software, Electronic and Product Design and this position will support all of these areas, with a biased toward Electronic Hardware Development, but with daily interaction with Digital, Software and Mechanical applications as well. 

The company are currently busy with the development of three new platforms that are required for delivery and testing early 2021, so the team are extremely busy developing and prototyping new technologies to ensure this target can be achieved. 

The position will be offered the opportunity to work remotely and on-site for the initial first 6 months, but the role will then be likely to be reverted back to purely on-site working, so applicants should ideally be situated within a 1 hour commuting distance of the office (South Manchester) 

Experience of the following would be extremely useful: 

  • Schematic Layout and PCB
  • Good working knowledge of STM32 Cortex M4
  • Exposure to Visual Studio, C++, C#, Python, bash
  • Good experience in Source Control, e.g. GIT, subversion
  • Collaboration tools, e.g. Confluence
  • Bluetooth 5 modules & Wi-Fi modules
  • USB 3 Type-C including Power Delivery control via STUSB
  • Digital/Analog signal conditioning
  • Control circuitry, load drivers, stepper motor control
  • Design for EMC and other certifications (e.g. CE, LVD, CB, FCC, UL, CCC, etc)
  • Capable of ‘bringing up prototype hardware’, and be comfortable using scopes, bus analysers, etc
  • Building, testing, debugging prototypes and early production models
  • Design of test equipment and procedures for high reliability production of volume parts
  • Experience of Windows App, Android, iOS or other mobile application development would be useful

Requirements for the Electronic Design Engineer role:

  • A positive attitude is essential as is flexibility, creativity and pragmatism
  • Ability to self-manage project work loads
  • Good analytical skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The understanding and learning of new technologies
  • A degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience of developing embedded electronic hardware and software for real-time and mobile systems

The company will offer:

  • 37.5 hour working week 
  • Contributory pension scheme (5%/5%)
  • Private Healthcare
  • 29 days paid holiday increasing with service
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • A friendly relaxed atmosphere where everyone is focused on creating excellent products
  • Remote working for the first 6 months

Commutable from: Manchester, Wrexham, Macclesfield, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Runcorn

Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Graduate Electronic Engineer

We are working with an electronic device development company, who require a Junior Electronic Engineer to join their busy R&D Team based on the outskirts of Oxford 

Company:

The company has over 20 years’ experience in developing innovative products that are used in the building services sector. Their product uses a range of the latest Electronic / Firmware and Software technologies and are combined with mechanical applications. 

As an organisation they have seen good growth and are now in a fortunate position of seeing business levels and orders return after the lockdown early this year. 

A busy working environment with a healthy mix of senior and more experienced staff combined with junior and entry level engineers with a focus on individual development.

Duties:

The position will be part of the delivery of new products and technologies and will focus both on new product development and improving and upgrading legacy products. 
Working in the development team and reporting to the Senior Electronic Engineer the position will be very R&D biased and be involved in designing, testing and building prototypes in conjunction with other members of the R&D team.

  • Develop innovative product concepts and solutions.
  • Design and create PCB Board level technology that can interact with Mechanical and Software applications 
  • Create and build test and prototype and associated test rigs to carry out test cycles 
  • Electrical design from concept through to production.
  • Schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout.
  • Embedded software development.
  • Design validation testing including internal and external EMC tests.
  • Specification and development of production test equipment.
  • Working to internal safety and compliance standards 
  • Assist in spoke urgent customers’ orders where technology design, upgrades and testing need to be achieved in very short lead times
  • Problem solving with the projects at development, prototype, and testing phases

Skills & Experience:

This role will require a Junior Electronic Engineer with experience in the following 

  • At least 1 year in a Technology based or Engineering position that is New Product Development biased
  • Good hands-on exposure to Electronic Hardware & Embedded Design & PCB Schematics
  • Have worked in a technology development product or device environment (Ideally within an SME or Start-up organisation)
  • Excellent Communication skills 
  • A formal engineering education qualification in Electronics – (Degree, HND or equivalent) 
  • Good investigative skills with the ability to problem solve and come up with suitable solutions
  • The ability to pick up new technology and procedures fast

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for a Junior Engineer to move into a fast paced, but supportive working environment.
  • The company has seen fantastic growth in turnover and head count in recent years and is well placed to offer an individual good opportunity for career enhancement, pay increases and promotion within a short time span of joining the company.
  • Being part of a team is their ethos and working together to achieve their goals.