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Senior Electrical / Electronics Engineer

Apply Job ID REF8071V Date posted 09/27/2022 Address Coronation Road, High Wycombe, England Job Type Full-time

Instron is a global organization that designs, manufactures, sells and services materials testing applications and its leadership in the marketplace is continually expanding. You will find that our established strength, commitment to our core values and team focus provides an engaging work environment and offers exceptional opportunities for personal and career development.

This position is based within Instron’s European Customer Back Innovation Engineering Department and will be located at our European headquarters in High Wycombe, UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join global leader in material testing contributing to the design, development, and support of the electrical/electronic aspects of Dynamic Systems innovation projects. In this role, you will experience all areas of product lifecycle, along with working with many different departments within the company including the Business Team, Operations and Service.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working as part of a multi-disciplined development team.
  • Able to tackle both analytical and practical work when required. 
  • Define and execute work packages and sub tasks of major projects.
  • Provide accurate feedback to Project Managers on timescales, progress and costs.
  • Involvement with the full product lifecycle from a Project brief, Design Proposals, Design, Implementation in Manufacturing, and Support.
  • Analysis of existing electronic designs, original electronic design in Analogue and Digital Electronics.
  • Producing detailed designs for product development, evaluation and system evaluation.
  • Documenting your work thoroughly and participating in peer reviews.
  • Prototyping designs, testing them and producing test documentation and reports.
  • Ensuring compliance with relevant safety, electrical, EMC standards, the EU Machinery Directive, the EU Low Voltage Directive, and UL standards.
  • Coaching & mentoring more junior members of the electronics team.  
  • Liaising and working with other departments where necessary to ensure the fulfillment of the task requirements, e.g. Sales Support, Manufacturing and Service departments.
  • Working with external suppliers with for component design, specification and integration.

Key Competencies

  • A keen interest in Engineering and Technology (may be evident from outside interests, history)
  • Demonstrable competency in design & analysis of Analog, Digital and Power Electronics
  • Proven design work in the area of Analog Sensors, Filter design, Signal processing and Instrumentation electronics.
  • Knowledge of Closed Loop Control theory, 3-Phase brushless motor drives.
  • Familiarity with Engineering tools, such as PLM, CAD, Cadence, ePLAN.
  • Knowledge of VHDL and some experience of FPGA based design.
  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-motivated completer-finisher.
  • A detail-oriented person who is thorough.
  • Ability to carry out engineering development tasks with peer review.
  • Ability to inter-relate with other disciplines.
  • Ability to design for quality, performance, serviceability, reliability and cost effectiveness.

Key Experiences

  • Working in a similar role having proven experience of the whole product life cycle from requirements to support and EOL.
  • Working as part of a multi-disciplined engineering team on time bound tasks.


  • Electronics/Electrical Engineer (Masters or 1st Class Honors from a Russell Group University) with at least 5 years proven practical experience in a similar role.

This is an opportunity to join a successful team where you can make a significant impact.  Enjoy a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, holiday purchase, medical insurance, generous pension scheme, cycle to work and electric vehicle scheme.

Instron is an equal opportunities employer.

All candidates must have Right To Work in the UK.


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