Principal Electronics Engineer


£65k - 75k per year


Sector: Defence
Function: Software
Contact: Ben Hughes
Phone: 01952 987035
Job Ref: 66832

Job details

We are working with an organisation based in the Maidenhead area in the defence sector providing intelligence + communications solutions for highly sensitive information, across difficult cybersecurity challenges to protect security and critical infrastructure. We are recruiting a Principal Electronics Engineer to join their Electrical and Electronic engineering function providing the hardware development lifecycle. consisting of requirements analysis, design, implementation, test and verification in order to deliver electronic or electrical components and subassemblies into projects and products. The role is based at their state of the art facility in the maidenhead area. this is an onsite role therefore candidates should only apply if able to work at this location from Monday to Friday. There is flexibility in the working hours and some fantastic salary benefits


The Electrical and Electronic engineering function in the organisation, supporting the hardware development lifecycle consisting of requirements analysis, design, implementation, test and verification to deliver electronic or electrical components and subassemblies into projects and products. A professional at this grade applies technical knowledge, making independent judgements based on practice and significant previous experience to support decision making.

Key responsibilities

  • Specify, design and prove/verify digital and analogue electronic hardware in order to deliver high quality electronic hardware that meets the requirements in a timely manner and within budget.
  • Perform design calculations and carry out simulations using industry standard tools, and prototype as required, in order to estimate performance, identify high-risk areas and ensure high quality designs that require minimal re-design.
  • Develop and test/verify electronic hardware according to the hardware development process.
  • Estimate time and effort required for electronic hardware activities and deliver to these time and effort estimates to ensure cost and schedule adherence.
  • Provide technical direction and exert technical influence across multiple projects, such that the optimal approach, architecture and design are selected.
  • Work with production test to ensure designs are suitable for volume production. Support production to assist them with the rapid debugging and resolution of electronic hardware issues encountered in order to minimise production delays.
  • Work constructively with other team members, actively contributing to design reviews, to ensure a collaborative working environment.
  • Explains technically complex concepts clearly to less technical/involved parties.
  • Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual to ensure compliance with Government regulations.

Role requirements

  • Essential:
    • Able to obtain, and maintain, SC security clearance.
    • Willing & able to obtain, and maintain, DV security clearance.

Qualifications / skills required

  • Essential:
    • Degree in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience.
    • Extensive experience of one or more of the following;
      • Experience of high-speed digital designs that include processors and programmable devices
      • Experience of analogue circuit design and switched-mode power supply design
      • Able to design reliable power supplies that meet requirements and analyse against all input and output conditions across temperature, and estimate performance accurately.
      • Competent with schematic capture tools and understands how to constrain layout using rules/classes/groups.
    • Must have developed large, complex designs requiring multi-layer PCBs (and PCB stack-up design).
  • Desirable:
    • Appreciation of design and test for EMC and TEMPEST.
    • Experience of DOORS, PADS and/or PSpice.

Please contact our team today to apply and register your interest in this full-time Principal Electronics Engineer position in Maidenhead. They'd be thrilled to hear from you. We'd love to help you get your next role and enable you to fulfil your professional ambitions.

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