Senior Design Engineer (Electronic Systems Engineering)

University of Cambridge - Department of Engineering

You will provide a comprehensive in-house electronic consultancy service to academic and research staff facilitating prestigious and highly complex research projects within the Department of Engineering.

You will provide the highest level of electronic engineering design expertise and provide electronic technical advice and consultancy to academic, technical assistant staff and students to promote excellence in teaching and research activities, including associated systems, control and software engineering. 

You will provide safety related technical advice to ensure that relevant Department activities conform to recognised safety guidelines and standards.

You will contribute to teaching within the Department including some course development and innovation, lecturing, conducting seminars and supervision either undergraduates and/or graduate students. You will participate in the overall research and teaching contributions of the Department.

The successful candidate will have experience of working in, or with, industry, preferably in a multi-disciplinary design & development or manufacturing environment.  You will have experience of project planning and management, and equipment procurement, within an electronic / engineering / industrial environment.  You will have experience of working with technicians and students, in particular in one-to-one/small group situations.

You will be educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline and likely to be a Chartered Engineer.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

The closing date for applications is Monday 16 January 2017. If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact the HR Office at the Department of Engineering (, 01223 332615). 

Please quote reference NM09628 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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