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Head of Electronics

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Recruiter: Bramble Energy
Listed on: 11th July
Location: Crawley / Hybrid
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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Bramble Energy is an innovator of renewable energy technologies; designing and manufacture high-performance, low-cost, fuel cell stacks using printed circuit board (PCB) materials and processes.

Bramble Energy is a well-funded start-up on a fast-track to becoming a global leader in fuel cell manufacture, deploying its proprietary core technology. Our impact on net zero emissions shall come in the form of sustainable solutions to static and moving power.

Bramble welcomes diversity, ingenuity and enthusiasm and rewards it staff with a dynamic working environment and significant financial benefits. Bramble has transformed itself in its first year, and now with 50+ staff it seeks to grow significantly over the next few years.

We are looking for a Head of Electronics to lead and grow our electronics/hardware development team and deliver solutions against our exciting product pipeline. The electronics inside our fuel cell products enable us to optimally control the operation of the fuel cell and also convert the raw power into a desired condition. The right person will have the balance of technical authority and managing/growing our electronics capability through people and processes.

Principal Accountabilities

  • Be the technical authority for the development of all electronics at Bramble Energy. Strong experience in developing electronics hardware including digital, control, analogue, and power electronics.
  • Lead a team of Electronics Engineers and grow the internal capability of the team. Efficiently manage team workload through Agile/Scrum/Waterfall practices. Be a hands-on leader.
  • Oversee the development throughout the entire lifecycle from initial requirements through to validation testing. Champion production of prototypes using contract manufacturers. Facilitate the handover of supply logistics and end-of-line testing with the production team.
  • Establish right-sized processes and ways of working to efficiently develop electronics that will allow us to develop solutions first time. Measure capability through KPIs. Ensure development is compliant with relevant standards, such as, EMC, functional safety, etc.
  • Liaise with all the product development teams to ensure the holistic development of products with the required functionality and quality. Work with Product Management to ensure engineering deliverables are made on time and to budget.
  • Ability to engage with a broad range of stakeholders and work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment.

Person Specification

  • Effective time management progressing multiple priorities at the same time.
  • Technical leadership to enable/review architecture, design, and perform feasibility analysis.
  • People leadership to develop talent within the organisation.
  • Communication across all levels and easily approachable by people at all levels.
  • Collaboration and enabling of others to achieve tasks/goals, but hands-on where necessary.
  • Problem solving and give calm direction in crises.
  • Strategic thinking and planning across various time horizons.

Key Competencies

  • Initiate and generate activity and introduce changes into work processes; make quick, clear decisions which may include tough choices or considered risks.
  • Provide others with a clear direction.
  • Oversee recruitment of high calibre people.
  • Provide people with development opportunities and coaching.
  • Demonstrate integrity.
  • Gain clear agreement and commitment from others by persuading, convincing and negotiating.
  • Identify and develop positive and compelling visions of the organisation's future potential.
  • Monitor performance against deadlines and milestones.
  • Work productively in a pressurised environment.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A first-class degree or upper 2nd in a related engineering subject or equivalent experience. 10+ years' experience of developing electronics.
  • Experience in leading teams. Agile/Lean or hybrid Waterfall methodologies & practices are desirable.
  • Strong experience in digital, control, analogue, filter, etc. design. Experience in power electronics design would be highly desirable.
  • Experience in taking electronics designs into production with "Design for X"
  • Experience in energy systems, batteries, fuel cells etc. would be advantageous.

Remuneration & Benefits

  • Competitive salary, scaling with experience
  • Strong pension contribution
  • Salary sacrifice electric car scheme
  • Life Assurance of four times your annual salary
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing with length of service
  • Two days paid leave to volunteer per annum
  • Employee of the month bonus scheme
  • Flexible working