Electronics Engineering Manager

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems - Cheltenham

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Electronics Engineering Manager

Based: Cheltenham – permanent, full time

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

The Functional Domain Lead – Electronics has two primary responsibilities:

•To provide technical leadership, mentoring and development of the Electronics Domain team.

?This accounts for approximately 25% of the time.

•To deliver electronics design and development packages of work in accordance with Work Package Specifications as set out by the Chief Engineers

?This accounts for approximately 75% of the time.

Under the leadership element of the role be responsible for:

Management and planning, performance and discipline, morale and welfare of domain personnel.

Ensure domain is correctly resourced, in terms of suitably qualified and experienced personnel and appropriate tools, to deliver project work packages as directed by Chief Engineers/PM.

Deployment of engineering resources as agreed with stakeholders.
4.Completion of PDP’s in the functional domain.
5.Completion and evaluation of the engineering skills matrix.
6.Drive engineering domain efficiency through constant improvement (e.g. process).
7.Maintain awareness and attend training courses as applicable for the purpose of Company, self and the domain staff development.
8.Adherence at all times to the Health and Safety Policy as contained in Company Procedure.
9.Adherence at all times to the Employee Handbook, published procedures and policies
10.To annually review own job progress with the objective of achieving continuous improvement.
11.Adherence and contribution to the advancement of the Company Mission.
12.To fulfil and comply with the terms and conditions of your contract of employment with the Company.
13.To carry out any other duties as may be reasonably requested.

Under the electronics delivery element of the role, you will be responsible for:

Write allocated sections/volumes of the technical bid response as directed by the Chief Engineer

Provide consistent, accurate and ‘value for money’ bid estimates for technical bids to the Chief engineers.

Provide advice and recommendations to the Chief Engineers on project requirements during bid and project delivery.

Subject matter expert for Electronics providing technical leadership and influencing company strategy

Actively influence other disciplines (Software, Mechanical and Systems) with a view to cooperatively creating a design, where necessary.

Analogue circuit design, including design for EMC, micro-controllers, ADCs & analogue interfacing to achieve function, testability & manufacturability

Be able to define and use best practices in circuit design including component selection for obsolescence, safety and reliability

Estimations of electronics development cost and budget and oversight of other engineer’s estimates

Understanding of PCB design techniques and construction

Understanding of Board manufacturing methodologies

Investigate new technologies that could benefit the domain and/or company
Work with customers and internal stakeholders to build confidence in the solution, providing design descriptions, analysis and test data as needed.

Produce robust design assurance data through accurate management of requirements, design changes and product verification.

Develop and/or implement Electronics technical strategy across a portfolio of related products.

Expectations, Background and Understanding:


Degree educated in Electronics Engineering, another related engineering or science discipline or demonstrable industry experience in an electronics design role.

Experience providing technical mentoring, coaching and leadership to other engineers.

Full understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements on product/project delivery for bespoke products to customer requirements in a formal process driven environment.

Understands of the importance of the DFMA & Test ethos during product development, ‘Affordability’ and ‘Lean Manufacturing’ principles.

Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and the resulting impact to overall performance in the business.

Capable of providing clear and concise presentations to Internal and external Customers.

Experience and understanding of product development practices in the aerospace and safety critical sectors in accordance with ISO9001 & AS9100 quality standards.

Experience of developing products for use in harsh environments or exacting standards.

Be able to approach problem solving and analytical tasks in a methodical and logical manner.

Self-motivated, ability to motivate others and good communication skills.

To satisfy the expectations and requirements of your primary customer.

To question and where necessary challenge constructively any instruction believed not to be in the best interest of the Company or its customers.


Experience working to safety critical standards, preparation of product safety cases and preparation of safety arguments

Job Reference: SEP20197243
Salary: Competitive
Category: Engineering
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: November 17, 2019

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Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems

Ultra Electronics Precision Control Systems is a provider of high integrity control products for aerospace, military vehicle and soldier applications. Our capabilities span the complete product lifecycle; design, development, production and support. We have over 50 years of experience in the industry and include most of the world’s aircraft manufacturers, hundreds of airlines, and many of the world’s largest defence contractors in our list of customers.

Ultra Electronics is without doubt at the forefront of providing digital recording solutions

…After completing 24 years of military service, I was keen to find employment with a progressive technology company.

Ultra Electronics is without doubt at the forefront of providing digital recording solutions and this is one of the main reasons that the work as a Project Engineer within the company is so demanding but also very rewarding.

I have enjoyed several overseas trips to oversee the installation and training of systems for which I have been responsible. The travel has also helped in further developing the relationships the company has with the customers, agents and suppliers across the world.

Colleagues within the company are always very supportive and there is always a good feeling of team spirit within all sections of Ultra…

Mike - Project Engineer (UK)

UK UltraSelect Benefits

As a UK employee you are offered company paid life assurance and membership of a contributory pension scheme as part of UltraSelect, the Group's flexible benefits scheme. Each year Ultra offers a SAYE scheme for all employees. UltraSelect offers important benefits flexibility for all UK employees by giving you the opportunity to consider how you wish to receive your benefits package from the company.

Up to 4x life assurance pension
Private medical insurance
Dental plan
Health screening
AESOP (All Employee Share Ownership Plan)
Holiday flexibility
Retail vouchers
Childcare vouchers
Salary Sacrifice for Cars scheme