R&D ENGINEER

As an R&D Electronic Engineer you will be developing cutting edge electronic systems.  You will be working on a variety of projects, from rapid developments with tight timescales to full scale system development. Working closely with specialists from across a number of disciplines you will be solving technically challenging problems.  You must already have entitlement to permanent work in the UK.

What we can offer you:

  • Full time, 37.5hrs per week
  • Competitive salary depending on experience
  • Life Assurance (upon successful completion of probation)
  • Private Medical Insurance (upon successful completion of probation)
  • Profit share scheme

Key accountabilities:

  • Delivery of fully working electronic PCBs and instrument modules
  • Requirements definition, analysis and verification
  • Systems definition and design
  • Development of power, digital and analogue circuits, DSP, FPGA, and microcontroller-based circuits
  • Choice of appropriate components, justifying design by analysis and testing
  • Modelling and simulation
  • Schematic capture and multilayer PCB layout using Altium CAD
  • Compliance with EMC and Low Voltage Directives and other standards (e.g. environmental)
  • Development and maintenance of digital/analogue circuitry and embedded software code
  • Reliability and regulatory testing of products
  • Investigation of field and production issues, implementing changes if needed
  • Product integration, verification and validation including component testing, system testing, performance testing, test planning and documentation

Minimum skills/experience required:

  • A minimum Masters level qualification in Electronic Engineering or similar discipline
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team to creatively solve problems and take concepts through to deployed products
  • High levels of motivation and integrity
  • Flexibility, innovation and commitment to deliver
  • Previous experience in an embedded electronics design environment
  • Experience with practical analogue and digital hardware
  • Proficiency in Altium
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English, both verbally and in writing

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a track record of bringing designs successfully to fruition
  • Be prepared to travel within the UK and beyond if required
  • Be happy to be involved in the commissioning and installation of systems - including working on offshore platforms
  • Be prepared to undertake sea trials when required

If you have experience in these areas, please send your CV and cover letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

As well as providing data and information via the application software, Aquatec can also provide data access on a secure website (to permit remote access) and reporting/analysis services to help you understand your data. Experienced Aquatec personnel can monitor system health checks, download logged data or review real time data, and generate a report in which the data is analysed. As the designers, suppliers and installers of the systems, Aquatec experts are ideally placed to offer insight into ongoing system operation. As the reports include an analysis of the data, benefits include optimisation of the system, reduction in waste and early identification of potential issues. The scope of analysis and report is tailored to your project, agreed in advance. Additional consultancy services and recommendations based upon data retrieval, interpretation and analysis are available.