About The Role

As a Senior Electronics Engineer at SEA, you will play a critical role in delivering, upgrading, and sustaining high-end products and capabilities, to the UK and around the world. Join over 400 people contributing to the safety of our people and our communities; creating a sustainable future for all.

As a Senior Electronics Engineer for the Royal Navy Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP), you will play a critical role in delivering intelligent countermeasures systems and support, helping to protect our country and our armed forces serving at sea.

The MEWP contract, to deliver our Ancilia Trainable Decoy Launcher to the Royal Navy, was awarded based on our proven maritime domain expertise and track record of delivering, upgrading, and sustaining high-end capabilities to the Royal Navy. Winning this contract will provide dedicated employment opportunities and sustain jobs for over 150 skilled and professional people in the Southwest, with the scope of the programme running for several decades.

What You will be Doing

  • 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 support to a small multi-disciplinary team of Engineers on specific projects
  • Seek and share good practice and knowledge locally to continuously improve own practices
  • 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

  • Contribute to the design and develop Analogue and Digital Electronic Circuits,
  • Experience of PCB design from Schematic capture to PCB layout using Altium
  • Experience in the design and manufacture of Electro-mechanical Systems
  • 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
  • Currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC security clearance
  • Able and willing to travel occasionally within the UK and Overseas as required


About SEA

From the day we were founded in 1961, and across the South West of the UK and Canada, we have been delivering and supporting advanced solutions that maximise our clients’ defence and Intelligent Transport Systems capabilities. Together, through teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, we are delivering operational advantage to our customers while building a more sustainable future for all.

From the heart of North Devon, Barnstaple is the largest of our three South-West sites and home to our production facility. From here, we carry out design, manufacturing, testing, and certification of all our equipment to ensure the highest standard prior to delivery. Across our Bristol and Beckington sites, our Complex Systems team are focused on delivering on our maritime defence, land & littoral and Intelligent Transport Systems commitments. With over 400 people based across these locations, there is a real hive of activity – one team, working ethically, respectfully, and professionally towards the same goal. At all three of our Southwest sites, our modern, open plan layouts and large group working areas encourage cross-team collaboration.

We proudly provide and offer many career opportunities for individuals transitioning from the military, many of whom are based in the Southwest, whose experience and insight ensures we capture the operational and technical needs of our customers, while advocating for the Armed Forces community.

What We Offer

Your work and your contribution deserve 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


Join over 400 people in the UK and Canada doing something bigger: protecting what matters.



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