R&D Engineer

Henfield, £24,000 - £37,000 Permanent
Reference: P8JOB5190 | Specialist area: Engineering | Sector: Health & Medical

Pyramid8 are recruiting for an R&D engineer for a Life Sciences Business based in West Sussex. You will be responsible for developing new R&D engineering projects. You will have a degree Electrical and Electronics degree of similar and be looking to work as an exciting and growing team.

My client is a passionate life sciences organisation in the Nuclear, Security and defence sectors. They are seeking an R&D Engineer to take them forward as we continue to grow our R&D resource.

You will be responsible for managing and developing various R&D projects. You will be an essential member of the R&D team, developing exciting new engineering projects, developing industry-leading technology, and working in an agile engineering team requiring a multiskilled approach, whilst ensuring compliance with customer, industry, and regulatory requirements. This role would suit an engineer with a small amount of industry experience as well as a recent university graduate looking for a more challenging first role in industry. However, all applicants will be considered.

Your responsibilities:

  • Review user requirements and implement/develop new firmware/hardware electronics solutions, • Work in partnership with product specialists to define requirements and specifications for new products
  • Take ownership of the design and development of new engineering solutions and functionality
  • Work with other team members to manage the integration of new development work, and collaborating with others to provide problem solving and mutual peer-review
  • Test, validate, verify, and debug all new development work and improvements to ensure robust and comprehensive solutions
  • Support QA by optimising compliance to internal and external regulatory requirements
  • Apply proper project management processes and complete documentary records for safekeeping and traceability
  • Provide solutions for challenges affecting new and existing products

Required Skills, Qualifications and Experience Essential

  • Have a degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Embedded Systems, Nuclear Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, or equivalent experience or similar qualifications will be considered,
  • Good understanding of electronics design theory and applications,
  • Good understanding of firmware design theory and applications,
  • Excellent communication skills,
  • Strong problem-solving skills,
  • Ability to work well in a small team environment,
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and manage own time to meet project needs,


  • Hands-on experience with analogue and digital hardware electronics design,
  • Good understanding of system design theory and applications,
  • Experience using ECAD tools to design PCBs,
  • Experience in embedded C and C++ on any 32-bit microcontroller,
  • Experience in developing firmware guided by a standard firmware development process – Requirement Analysis, Design Methods, unit/integration/feature testing,
  • Knowledge of VHDL and/or Verilog Hardware Descriptive Languages,
  • Knowledge of standard industrial communication protocols,
  • Knowledge of Reading Electronic Schematics and Part Datasheets,
  • Knowledge of basic nuclear physics concepts
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