Assistant Chief Engineer

We’re searching for an Assistant Chief Engineer

Vacancy: Kent, United Kingdom

The role of Assistant Chief Engineer is to ensure projects progress along the correct technical path taking advantage of new relevant technologies where appropriate.

Reporting directly to the Chief Engineer and R&D Manager, the role is to act as deputy technical lead to the R&D department, working alongside the Chief Engineer to ensure product development remains on track.

Key Roles & Responsibilities 

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplined international project team with the ability to work using one’s own initiative
  • Solid experience in either a Senior Systems or Design Engineering role, including hands-on experience in three or more of the following subject areas; electronics, firmware, software, robotics, optics, fluidics, and mechanics
  • Experience in the design of analytical and/or medical instrumentation is a distinct advantage
  • First-class analytical, design, and problem-solving skills, able to “blue sky” concept design.
  • Technically up to date with current processes and componentry.
  • Have experience in taking instrumentation through every phase of the product development lifecycle
  • Capable of encapsulating requirements in written form and generating well-considered concept design architectures
  • Provide concept designs from marketing requirements
  • Clear, concise written documentation
  • Assist Business Development in assessing the feasibility of projects and structure project plans to deliver the project in a timely competitive manner
  • Assist in formulation and ensure implantation of R&D procedures and standards
  • Able to technically validate proposals
  • Input to departmental strategic plans
  • Provide in-depth understanding, analysis, and development of specific technology
  • Smart appearance with good communication skills, able to represent the company to ITL clients
  • Liaise with our clients to agree specifications
  • Participate in design reviews

Experience, Knowledge & Requirements

Ideally, an Assistant Chief Engineer would meet all of the experience criteria; however, it is more important that the person has strong technical skills in some areas and can apply themselves to new areas.

  • A degree in Engineering, Electronics or Physics
  • Ph.D., Masters or 2:1 and above degree
  • Should demonstrate an understanding and be competent in all disciplines (e.g., Electronics/Software/Mechanical Design).
  • High level of competence in 2 or more of the following; engineering design and analysis, project delivery from concept to production, technical supervision, control systems, optics, thermal analysis, instrumentation
  • Specialist technical courses
  • Five years in a relevant industry in Systems Design/Development environment (3 years as responsible Systems Design Engineer)
  • Wide experience of dealing and interacting with clients, vendors, consultants, and engineering design teams
  • Expert usage of design tools
  • An understanding of British and International regulatory standards for instrument design (61010/FDA/60601)
  • Familiarity with an R&D environment and its procedures
  • Fluent in both written and verbal English, ability to write reports
To apply for this position please send your CV and a covering letter to