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  • Job reference: RMS0202228

Lead System Engineer

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Darlington, County Durham
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 09/11/2018
  • Duration: permanent
  • Time left:
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    (31/12/18)
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The Role:
The Opportunity

Working out of a world-class, Government R&D facility, we have a unique opportunity for an experienced, Lead Systems Engineer who will be in charge of the engineering team and will be responsible for overall product delivery. The role therefore entails the whole product-life involvement of the engineer from customer engagement and specification, to testing, refinement, documentation and installation.

In this role, the soft skills (good communication; solution-based, intelligent working) are just as important as the hard, technical skills. There is a lot of independence to steer the technical team in the desired direction to deliver on outputs.

The successful candidate will be in charge of a sizeable budget and there will be strong expectations to deliver on-time and to standard.

Necessary skills, qualifications and experience:

* Minimum of a Bachelor's in engineering, computer science or related degree
* Demonstrable track record of systems engineering: designing, project planning, managing, prototyping, testing and delivering products to quality, cost and schedule (minimum 3 years in senior-level role)
* Good/sound knowledge of printed electronics and printed ink formulations
* Demonstrable track record of managing a team as an engineer (minimum 3 years)
* Strong communication and interpersonal skills
* Creative, solution-based mindset
* Ability to install proper manufacturing/R&D processes into business

Preferred skills, qualifications and experience (all not required in order to apply but command of which are helpful to the applicant):

* Previous work experience in the UK water or energy sector
* Previous work experience in electronic manufacturing - ideally, in Surface Mount Technology (SMT), PCB design and manufacture and electrical interconnection
* AWS database management (RDS, S3 and EC2)
* Good/sound knowledge of Matlab, Solidworks, CAD and other modelling software
* Good/sound knowledge of networking technologies including, BLE, 4G and LPWAN
* Good/sound knowledge of materials science (specifically, polymers such as PE and PVC)
* Proficiency with a range of programming languages including .JS, Python, C++ and C#

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