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Development Engineer

Location: Staffordshire Salary: Up to £45000.00 per annum
Sector: Defence Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Sam Bradding

Position: Development Engineer

Location: Staffordshire, UK

Our client is seeking a highly motivated and skilled Development Engineer to join our dynamic team in Staffordshire. As a key member of the Development Capability team, you will play a crucial role in supporting the development and testing of electrical, electronic, and electromechanical systems. This is an excellent opportunity for a Development Engineer looking to broaden their engineering knowledge and contribute to cutting-edge projects.

Development Engineer Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop system test suits.
  • Conduct development and qualification testing.
  • Schematic and design capture.
  • Provide expertise in component selection, advice, and review.
  • Undertake engineering tasks in support of projects and programs.
  • Document work and activities in compliance with local operating procedures.
  • Participate in internal and external meetings as required.
  • Support on-site commissioning or trials activities, including overseas travel.

Development Engineer Skills & Knowledge:

  • Live testing experience of low voltage electronic or electrical equipment (<1000V).
  • Understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASWA) and associated policies.
  • Desirable skills in the design of digital and analogue electronic circuits.
  • Knowledge of software methodologies and some programming experience.
  • Motivated to actively pursue learning and development opportunities.
  • Flexible attitude with a hands-on approach.
  • Organizational skills to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Decision-making skills with the ability to evaluate potential solutions.
  • PC literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


  • HNC/HND/BTEC or higher in electrical engineering or equivalent.
  • A Level Grades A-C or equivalent.
  • GCSE Grades A-C/9-4 in Math's & English or equivalent.

Additional Requirements:

  • Driving license.
  • Willingness to travel to alternative locations in the UK and abroad for occasional off-site activities.
  • Ability to work overtime and unsociable hours as and when required.

If you are a self-driven Development Engineer with a passion for engineering and a commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply. Join us in contributing to the success of innovative projects within the defence industry.

To apply, please submit your CV

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