Position: Product Development Engineer (Electronics)
Salary: Negotiable
Ref: 523487_1581678655
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 14/02/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: circa £50,000

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time Hours | 37 hours per week

Our Role

A Product Development Engineer is required to join Mayflower Smart Control which is a brand within SSE Enterprise Digital Services, specialising in the management of Smart street lighting and Smart City applications. Mayflowers CMS (Central Management System) is installed on over 400,000 assets across the UK, Ireland and Australia with aims to increase international sales within the next 5 years.

Reporting directly to the Senior Product Development Engineer, you will be responsible for the complete development of hardware solutions to Smart City challenges, from capturing client requirements to the delivery of products to market.

Key responsibilities:

- testing and reviewing hardware / firmware

- oversee and manage integration of third-party sensors and applications

- ensuring that the product design and documentation is kept up to date between Mayflower, the design authority and manufacturers

- working with the design authority and compliance test houses to ensure products are compliant and that all information is reviewed, recorded and updated within systems and the technical construction document

- working with the design authority during the product development phases (NPD/EPD)

- on-site and field-testing including release of firmware / hardware

- liaising with Manufacturers of Mayflower products (Nodes, Sub Masters etc.)

- overseeing the manufacturing and returns process

- working with the Smart City Platform software team in respect of integration of sensors / Mayflower products

- 2nd / 3rd line product support

Your Skills and Experience

The ideal candidate for this role will be educated to degree-level or equivalent, in a relevant science or engineering subject. You will have experience of working in electronics industry and in product development.

Ideally, you'll have experience of hardware and firmware development. An ability to read and understand complex electronics, mechanical and electromechanical design would be highly advantageous.

Furthermore, it is desirable if you have working knowledge of Linux Operating System and Zigbee and an understanding of RF communications and protocols e.g. Zigbee, Bluetooth, LoRaWAN and cellular communications.

Our Company

SSE Enterprise Utilities is the Distributed Energy and Private Networks business of SSE plc. We finance, own, operate and maintain energy infrastructure for commercial, industrial and residential customers - providing them with a market leading project development service and certainty of operational performance and asset management.

Our Benefits

- 34 days annual leave (including public holidays)

- Competitive pension plan

- Opportunity to invest in Share Incentive Plans

- Cycle to Work and Holiday Plus schemes

- One day of paid volunteering per year

- Personal development opportunities

- Other benefits include: discounted Gym membership, cashback offers, priority ticket sales for SSE venues and staff discount for SSE products including boiler cover, line rental and broadband

Next Steps

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For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch via sse.

This vacancy is open to internal and external candidates. If you're internal, please notify your line manager before you submit your application. If you're successful, well conduct some pre-employment checks.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.