R&D Manager, Stockport, £60,000

09 May 2017
07 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Company Background
Established over 25 years ago the company specializes in the development and production of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning control products.
The products cover a range of environmental sensors with temperature, humidity, dewpoint, CO2, light level, PIR occupancy and air velocity/pressure sensors.
In addition to the environmental sensors the product range covers HVAC controllers operating to BACnet interoperability network standards as well as a range of ZigBee Wireless sensors and Network Management Routers/Controllers
The company is at the start of the development of the next generation of products using up to date cortex processors with the objective to increase product functionality, create a wider range of ZigBee Automation products and introduce a range of networking environmental sensors for IoT.
The position is part of a small senior management team and reports directly to the Operations Director.
The role requires the experience of an all-rounder with hands-on in product development and the responsibility of directly managing a small team of 6 - R&D engineers providing support and technical direction.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate work in a similar role and must have experience and knowledge of the following:

  • Qualifications min BSc in related subjects
  • Minimum 10 years in all round product design involving circuit design, PCB layout and firmware/software
  • Experience of full life cycle product development
  • Knowledge of EMC design and requirements.
  • Experience with PIC, ARM and Cortex processors
  • Embedded Software in C and C++
  • RTOS
  • Object oriented design
  • Communications and Networks (I2C, RS485, TCP/IP,)
  • Experience with Network Routers, Modems, GPS and GPRS
  • Experience with Wireless products and networks (ideal ZigBee)
  • Knowledge of Control Systems and Engineering.
  • Must be able to demonstrate team leadership qualities.