Senior Electronics Engineer

Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems - Loudwater

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We have solved complex problems for over 100 years and we’re just getting started!

We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Electronics Engineer to contribute to the electronics engineering team based at either the Loudwater or Weymouth sites, including a range of flexible remote working options. You will specialise in Sonar and Maritime Defence projects, that range from tens of £k to several £M, the role will provide the successful engineer the opportunity to challenge and develop their skills across a wide range of electronics disciplines. The candidate will form part of an elite team, working together to provide creative engineering solutions, focused on providing mission specific or bespoke features to customers. The ideal candidate is someone who is familiar with the defence industry and developing military equipment.

Key Responsibilities as a Senior Electronics Engineer

  • To interpret customer needs and requirements, to decompose and flow them down into hardware requirements.
  • Conduct electronics design across a range of specialities including Digital, Analogue and Firmware.
  • Perform formal and peer reviews, covering full system, sub-system and individual board design.
  • Ensure that the technical solution meets the customer, legislative and business requirements.
  • Responsible for the technical oversight of the engineering activities throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Responsible for providing planning and estimation input into Project Managers at the kick-off of new projects for their own work and that of more junior Engineers.
  • Freedom to take on the responsibility to deliver the engineering solution for all or part of a project across all engineering disciplines.
  • To identify and resolve qualification, certification and safety issues.
  • Review and approve project technical documentation, including: Development Plans, Requirements Specifications, Design Documents, Interface Specifications and Acceptance Tests; and the approval of design change requests and concessions.
  • To support risk identification and mitigation activities.
  • Coaching and mentoring of more junior Engineers.
  • Liaising with customers and suppliers as appropriate.
  • Overseeing initial test and integration including formal testing.

Skills, Qualification and Experience as a Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Electronics or a relevant subject, additionally Chartered status or Professional Registration is desirable.
  • Experience of the whole product lifecycle within a defence environment and/or airborne system qualification.
  • Knowledge of Engineering best practices, methodologies, processes and tools.
  • Knowledge of the EMC standards and design principles.
  • Previous design experience with Sonar, high fidelity Motor Control or Switch-mode Power supply design desired
  • Familiarity with one or more PMRP and ECAD tools (CADSTAR desirable).

Personal Attributes as a Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Self-motivated, adaptable to change, proactive, diligent and with good leadership and inter-personal skills.
  • Knowledge of Engineering best practices, methodologies, processes and tools.


Every employee is critical to our success and as such we offer a range of flexible employee benefits along with career development opportunities.

The Greenford and Weymouth offices have free parking, onsite restaurant and local transport links. In addition you will receive:

  • Flexible working within core working hours
  • 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy/sell 5 days plus bank holidays.
  • 4 times your annual salary in life assurance
  • Flexible benefits package (benefits such as, new car scheme, retail vouchers, gym discounts, employee share scheme, health screening and more!)
  • Pension Scheme 

Empowering you to reach your full potential

We trust and empower each other, we love to celebrate success and we win as a team. Together, we embrace change and we’re never satisfied until we’ve done what we said we’d do

Security clearance

Applicants will be required to meet SC level clearance

How to Apply

If you believe you have the skills and experience required to join our team then please click apply and upload your CV now.

Here at Ultra we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusivity. Underpinned by our values, behaviours and policies, we want you to feel empowered to be the best version of yourself. We also believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures will increase our diversity of thinking, ensuring we continue to successfully deliver to our customers.

We therefore do not discriminate on the basis of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We also support requests for flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Job Reference: NOV20202336
Salary: Competitive
Location: Loudwater
Category: Engineering
Contract: Permanent - Full Time
Closing Date: January 28, 2021

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Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems

Welcome to Ultra Electronics Command & Sonar Systems, part of the Ultra Electronics Group, we are a UK-based solutions provider and systems integrator that operates in the Defence and Aerospace markets, where we deliver world-leading products, solutions and services to both national and international customers.