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Job titlePrincipal Electronics Engineer
Job typeAuto Innovation
Salary65,000 - 75,000 GBP
LocationUK South
Bonus PackageBenefits
Job description

Do you have excellent electronics engineering and leadership capabilities? Our client is looking for a talented Principal Electronics Engineer to join their team and push existing boundaries in the automotive landscape. 

The company 

Our client is a rapidly growing engineering consultancy. Working with prestigious manufacturers and tier 1 suppliers, their engineers create complex solutions used for a range of applications in passenger, off-highway vehicles and motorsport. 

The role 

As a Principal Electronics Engineer, you’ll lead the design and development of electric circuitry for an innovative range of motorsport and automotive applications, from concept to series production. You’ll bring your technical expertise to provide input into a new strategy roadmap, channelling resources effectively to support the business in achieving annual objectives. You’ll also be responsible for assigning and prioritizing tasks to team members to ensure operational excellence is delivered to the customer base. 

Other responsibilities include: 

  • Planning resources and activities to suit deliveries 

  • Providing technical mentoring to the power electronics team 

  • Leading design reviews of electronics/software projects 

  • Defining and executing circuit simulation processes 

  • Conducting the testing and verification of power electronics devices and assemblies 

  • Identifying the root of development and quality issues and generating solutions 

  • Supporting hardware architecture development and device selection relating to Microcontrollers and FPGAs 

  • Co-ordinating engineering changes and maintaining detailed design records 

  • Liaising with suppliers to ensure suitable technical specifications are met 

  • Driving continuous improvement initiatives 

  • Working by processes and safety requirements 


The requirements 

You’ll have a high-level knowledge of automotive technology and product development, as well as: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Electrical or Electronic Engineering 

  • Demonstrable experience with schematic capture and PCB design tools 

  • Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculations 

  • Excellent analogue and digital design skills 

  • Background within the motorsport industry is desirable 

  • Customer-focused with excellent communication and interpersonal skills 

  • Strong leadership skills 

  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team 

  • Fast learner who embraces new technology and challenges 

  • Results-orientated and driven 

  • Full UK Driver’s License 


Important information 

Reference number: 12182 

FMC contact for this role: James B Watson (  

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    Updated on 2017-08-07T17:04:38+00:00, by Matthew Graham.