Electronics Engineer

MTS is seeking a highly motivated Electronics Engineer to assist with the design and implementation of the electrical system that will be installed in our in-house developed autonomous vehicle. 

This is an exciting opportunity to join MTS with the successful applicant playing a key role in the evolution and realisation of our vision to deliver cost effective autonomy to defence clients in the UK and abroad.

About the Role

You will work as part of a multidisciplinary engineering team responsible for the development of a new vehicle for a UK Defence customer. We are looking for a self-motivated, hands-on engineer who is energised by complex problems and the opportunity to innovate. You must be comfortable engaging with problems that are not fully defined and take the initiative to build your knowledge and define your own problem space. You will have excellent time management and self-discipline and possess strong communication skills that enable you to coordinate multiple tasks with confidence.

The position will likely present opportunities for some domestic and international travel, to support development, integration & system trials.

MTS Background

Marine Tech Systems (MTS) specialise in the development and operation of unmanned ocean data acquisition solutions for UK Defence customers. MTS was incorporated in 2017 with the support of its parent company, Blue Ocean Monitoring, which was created in 2014 to service the needs of the wider offshore industry.


MTS has expanded into the UK and is building a development team to service the needs of the UK MOD and to develop a new, state of the art autonomous vehicle. 

  • You will be required to execute complex electronic design projects.

  • Evaluate electronic components including sensors, electronic submodules from vendors with a focus on PCB design, microcontrollers, data conversion chips, passive components, semiconductors.

  • Evaluate and implement best PCB design practices, industry standards and wiring practices.

  • Confirm systems design by designing testing and validation routines.

  • Preparing product reports and recommendations on components to management for selection.

  • Develop lists of electrical components based on client requirements for testing and evaluation.

  • Evaluate and implement DC power control electronics with position feedback, communications electronics, data storage electronics.

  • Assist program team in developing, testing, debugging and programming firmware.

  • Aid safety officer in compliance with applicable electrical laws and safety best practices.

  • Test and performance evaluation of the timing system.

Required Experience & Qualifications
  • Have a proactive attitude and a professional approach to enable working independently with confidence.

  • Be a productive team member with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Have a proven history of electronic circuit board design (including part selection, circuit design, simulation and PCB layout)

  • Ability to coordinate with 3rd Party electrical design engineering firms to deliver PCB products.

  • Ability to design and perform testing of components for reliability and functionality.

  • Display in-depth knowledge of microprocessors.

  • Firmware development experience in C or C++.

  • Excellent applied physics and mathematics skills relating to electronic design.

Desirable Experience & Qualifications
  • Degree in Electronics Engineering, Physics or equivalent.

  • Experience in the design of autonomous systems.

  • Design and/or evaluation of battery management systems for Lithium-Ion batteries.

  • Design/evaluation of digitizers (24 & 32bit ADC) DC motor sizing and selection experience.

  • Experience in CAD software relating to PCB design and component manufacture.

To apply for this role, please send CV and cover letter to ssmith@marinetechsystems.co.uk