Principal Product Engineer

From £50,000 - Hampshire

Posted: 24th, May 2020

Reference N°: 41107

Type: Permanent

The minimum salary offered for this position is £50,000 pa however the client may pay up to £55,000 pa to those candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities

The Company

This position, reporting to the Technical Director, has responsibility for the Physical Product Engineering and NPI of the company.

This company is a small electronics company operating in the Defence and Homeland Security markets.

The company sells world-wide, working with a wide range of differing customers including UK government agencies, large defence primes (including our parent company) and overseas customers (again ranging through SMEs, primes and government).

This company develops and maintains a range of embedded electronics and electro-optical products for the military and security markets. A key part of the role is to oversee the configuration management, the formal qualification and the manufacturability of the products. This includes day to day leadership of a product engineering team which supports all product lines and product owners across the company, from concept through to manufacture.

It is anticipated that the role would include direct sub-contractor and supplier management.

The Role

Day-to-day leadership of the Product Engineering team.

Performs New Product Introduction tasks:

o Product configuration management

o Product manufacturing data pack generation

o Formal validation and verification against requirements specification

o Formal environmental and legislative compliance testing

o Sub-contractor management

o Initial low-level production support


Physical product design tasks:

o Physical product level requirements management

o Coordination of electronics and mechanical design engineers

Product engineering tasks with respect to physical components:

o Manage test bench development

o Manage and perform trials

o Physical concept and integration.

o Component identification and procurement.

o Interfacing with software development teams.

Product engineering team lead

o Day to day management of team job assignments through an agile engineering approach

o Product development process improvements

Supports product owners and product design authorities in planning and executing the developments

Responsibility and ownership of the configuration management and product lifecycle system with respect to physical components including obsolescence management.

Supports the production manager

Accepts extra duties as situations arise

The role holder should:

Have strong written and verbal communication

Be IT literate and familiar with key MS Office tools

Able to work efficiently and calmly to tight deadlines

Willing to undergo basic UK security checks

The Candidate

Profound understanding of environmental testing especially EMC

Management skills

Ideally having a background in camera technology

Proven background and experience of more than 5 years in product and NPI engineering for embedded electronics in the military market.

Comprehensive insight into UK MoD product requirements and standards

(DEFSTAN) as well as international military standards (MIL STD, VG) Knowledge of current legislative policies

Experience of working in agile teams

The Package

The minimum salary offered for this position is £50,000 pa however the client may pay up to £55,000 pa to a candidates who can meet all key qualifications and abilities.

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