Electronics Engineer

Posted 28 April by Synaptec Ltd

Electronics Engineer

Location: Glasgow, G1 1XW.
Salary: Competitive, DOE.
Contract: Full time, permanent.

About us

Synaptec is a highly-innovative young company based in the centre of Glasgow. We were founded in 2014 with a mission to become the globally-leading innovator in photonic instrumentation for the electrical power industry, with planned future expansion into other energy sectors. We are here to facilitate change in the power sector: to push for the adoption of cutting-edge technologies, and to enable the move to a smarter, cleaner grid. In recognition of our vision and capability, we have been awarded various prizes, most recently the Energy Innovation Award for Best Offshore Wind Technology.

Synaptec uniquely blends the disciplines of photonics, electronics, power and instrumentation to enable our clients to instantly know the electrical, mechanical and environmental state of their systems and networks. To keep us at the cutting-edge, we are committed to recruiting excellent engineers and physicists and developing their abilities to the full.

Synaptec aims to be an equal opportunities employer and we are determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation or identification, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. We are proud to be an accredited Living Wage Employer and member of the Living Wage Foundation.

Overview of role

The Electronics Engineer will be part of a growing team led by technical and business experts, and will be involved in significant parts of the development cycle of Synaptec’s sensing technologies; from design and simulation to prototyping and developing final designs.

The role is focussed on design, prototyping and evaluation of electronics for use in Synaptec’s instrumentation systems. Good experimental and analytic skills and confidence in electronics design and testing will be important. It is expected that the Engineer will gain valuable interdisciplinary experience, and will take opportunities to develop new skills and input at a growing level to Synaptec’s success.

The Engineer will be closely involved in Synaptec’s core product development and testing processes, including detailed design and evaluation of signal-conditioning circuitry for passive sensor elements and intelligent interrogation systems. Skills and experience with both high-speed digital and analogue (e.g. signal conditioning and power supply) electronics are essential.

The Engineer should be flexible and capable of contributing to, and performing, a wide range of activities. As Synaptec is a growing company, these activities could include review and evaluation of existing electronics, development of new and novel sensor and sensor interrogation system architectures, meeting with industrial clients and prospects, and representing the company at project meetings.

The post will report on a day-to-day basis to the company’s Head of Sensor Technologies, and may be expected to provide updates to the wider team on technical progress, and to produce detailed reporting on work or investigations undertaken.

This is a full-time post based at the Company’s facilities in central Glasgow. Occasional site visits or short-term working at client or supplier sites may be required.

Essential criteria

The candidate will be able to demonstrate or rapidly develop:

• An excellent academic qualification in electronics or electrical engineering
• Strong understanding of and experience with digital and analogue electronic systems
• Fluency with circuit design and simulation software
• Familiarity with rapid prototyping and testing of electronics
• Self-motivation and an ability to work autonomously, including the ability to manage own time and workload effectively
• Confidence with team-working in a high-technology environment
• Good verbal communication skills and attitude, with an ability to discuss technical information in clear and simple terms with colleagues and customers
• Ability to prepare concise, accurate, high-quality documents and presentations, with excellent attention to detail

Differentiating criteria

• Prior experience in a similar industrial role
• Strong problem-solving abilities
• Strong programming skills, e.g. C, VHDL
• Familiarity with electrical power engineering
• Familiarity with industrial design and regulatory testing
• Ability to develop effective maintenance, testing, and quality control procedures


• Cycle to work scheme
• Flexible working policy

If you feel you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role then apply today!

Required skills

  • Circuits
  • Electrical
  • Electronics
  • Engineer

Application questions

Do you have prior experience in an industrial electronics role?
Are you eligible to live and work in the UK with fluent English language skills?

Reference: 42577560

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