Senior Design Engineer, Electrical/Electronics (Redditch)

  • Monday - Friday
  • Engineering
  • Redditch


This exciting position is for an experienced Design Engineer, ideally with a Defence, Industrial or Aerospace background. Working as a key member of the Product Engineering Team you will have extensive knowledge of electrical/electronic/computer components and systems and will be responsible for the design and development of solutions to meet detailed customer requirements, working with other departments as necessary throughout the design cycle from concept to implementation. 

You will have the opportunity to put your knowledge and product Engineering experience to good use, designing solutions that are both fit for purpose and of the highest quality to meet extensive customer requirements on high profile projects. 

Please note that this role will be subject to Security Clearance. As such, factors including your nationality, previous nationalities that you may have held, and your place of birth may affect your eligibility to apply for this role

The Role

This role encompasses the following responsibilities:

Evaluate and interpret project technical requirements to develop concept architectures / designs

Design and develop hardware solutions, from concept through to qualification / implementation / integration

Ensure all customer requirements are met throughout the development process, to demonstrate fulfilment of Verification and Validation activities

Support the development of test strategies and plans for formal qualification testing (including shock, vibration, EMC, Safety etc.)

Produce and maintain any required design documentation

Play an active role in key milestone events such as Design Reviews, both internal and customer facing

Support the build of initial prototypes / qualification systems

Supporting other Engineering Team members with design information as required

Knowledge of Project, Product and Business lifecycles, with an understanding of Engineering activities at each stage of the lifecycle

Provide support, as required, to other areas of the Business

Work with external suppliers and manufacturers; maintaining strong working relationships


The type of person we are looking for

You will have a flexible and adaptable approach to your workload. You will be curious and open minded and keen to seek out evolving and innovative ways to add value. You will be able to work effectively and inclusively with a range of people. You will be determined and resourceful and driven to deliver the best results for the business. You will be driven to ensure that tasks are completed thoroughly and within deadlines. You will be eager to learn new skills and seek development opportunities in the course of your employment.

Reporting to the Head of Product Engineering, you will have experience of working on long term “cradle to grave” projects, with an excellent knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering. You will be used to liaising with customers and suppliers as well as giving support to Production. You will have an aptitude for design and a track record of designing, preferably in a similar industry.

Key Competencies

Degree or equivalent in Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related field, or significant relative experience in a similar role

Experience in an Engineering environment, ideally defence-related

Designing products for harsh environments – i.e. shock, vibration, thermal extremes

Extensive knowledge of Electrical / Electronic / Computer components and systems

Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering fundamentals, processes, and standards

Good understanding of EMC, particularly in design

Experience of designing for longevity and useability / through-life support, for example consideration of Human Factors and Integrated Logistics Support requirements

Competent at producing accurate and professional documentation

Understands the need for configuration control, change management and security marking aspects of all types of documentation and drawings

Experienced in managing own work and able to prioritise tasks to meet milestones

Working in a multi-disciplined environment (mechanical, electrical, electronic, safety, human factors, security, software etc.)

Good attention to detail, conscientious, and takes pride in work

Able to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative

Fully conversant with Microsoft Office Suite

Due to the nature of the work carried out, all applicants must be eligible for SC Clearance


Useful Additional Expertise

The following would be advantageous but are not essential:

Knowledge of EU/UK safety and CE regulations would be an asset

Working knowledge of Military Specifications and Standards is a benefit


Competitive Salary

26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with long service  

Discretionary annual bonus Salary Sacrifice Pension

4 x Salary Death in Service payment

Access to Westfield Healthcare scheme, including:

Corporate Healthcare Plan

Employee Assistance program

Wellbeing App

Discount scheme Cycle to Work Scheme

EV Salary Sacrifice Scheme

Enrolled in Employee Share Scheme after 12 months