We are SEA.

Engineered to protect. We protect what matters – our nations, our waters, our land, our cities, our people, our environment, our world.


Join us.

We have an impactful and exciting opportunity for a Principal Electronics Engineer, lead the electrical and electronic design and development of our products.


What we offer

Your work, your contribution, deserves to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:


Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave
Family & wellbeing:
  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • All Staff Bonus
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal – online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning
Facilities & resources:
  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking


What you’ll be doing

You will utilise state-of-the-art methods, technology and tools to explore all aspects of the development lifecycle, engineering analysis, requirements analysis, design, implementation, test, build and product support. You  will interface with customers (internal and external) on many factors within the design and liaise closely with Engineers from other disciplines, particularly Systems and Software Engineering.

  • Take responsibility for the Electrical and Electronic Engineering delivery of a variety of Electro-mechanical Systems supplied by SEA working to agreed cost, time and quality;
  • Provide technical leadership to a small multi-disciplinary team of Engineers on specific projects;
  • Provide support to the learning and development of other Engineers within SEA through mentorship and expert advice;
  • Support and facilitate reviews and approvals of electrical & electronic designs in accordance with business and industry standards;
  • Provide input to Company standards pertaining to Electrical and Electronic Engineering including calculations, CAD models, manufacturing drawings & schematics and technical reports;
  • Support SEA products through manufacturing, assembly, installation and service life;
  • Support the preparation and submission of bids and proposals, including interfacing with customers and suppliers and generating engineering estimates;

The skills you need

  • Design and development of Analogue and Digital Electronic Circuits
  • PCB design from Schematic capture to PCB layout
  • ECAD to MCAD using Altium and Solidworks
  • Experience in the design and manufacture of Electro-mechanical Systems
  • Experience in the design and development of Electronic
  • Ability to follow a methodical/systematic approach to analyse and solve problems, identifying key facts and breaking down complex information to components parts;
  • Full lifecycle experience from requirements decomposition to acceptance and user sign off on multi-disciplinary programmes;
  • Experience of requirements capture, analysis, V&V and configuration management;
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills;
  • Able to produce clear and concise technical documentation;
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and execute technical assignments;
  • Experience of development within the Product lifecycle;
  • Able and willing to travel occasionally within the UK and Overseas as required.


Join us and be part of something smaller – with 300 people in the UK and Canada – doing something bigger: protecting what matters. 


If you would like to know more, please give our Recruitment Business Partner Kelly-Ann a call on 01373852083.



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