Industrial Systems Design Manager

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Closing Date: 4th May 2017
Reports To: Technical Director, Rotork Controls
Position Summary:

The company is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Design Manager to lead the development of the company's flagship industrial communication platforms and related technologies. Based in the southwest, the successful candidate will be a key part of a growing team that is developing a range of technical solutions for control and monitoring of industrial processes.

The Industrial Systems Design Manager is responsible for leading a growing team of talented software and electronics design engineers including all aspects of the software and hardware product lifecycle.

The successful candidate will be hands on, very organised and data obsessed - a clear communicator at all levels and always thinking ahead.

Location: Bath, UK
Division: Rotork Controls
Rotork Office: UK - Bath - Rotork Controls Limited
Job Type: Full Time
Area Of Interest: Electronics
Contact: Clive Payne
Contact Email:

Job Description

Main Responsibilities:

  • Lead a growing team of software and electronics design engineers
  • Develop robust and reliable systems for the control and monitoring of industrial control products in the harshest of environments
  • Oversee the design and development of software based embedded systems and coordinating the work of multiple engineers
  • Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of innovative products
  • Work with a Project Manager in the preparation of project work plans, scopes, schedules and budgets from a technical perspective
  • Manage the implementation of Software Solutions through a Software Development Life Cycle and ensures processes and procedures are met in accordance to adopted best practices
  • Review overall software design with Technical Architect or Lead Software Engineer
  • Undertake design reviews, audits and testing to ensure that designs and products comply with specifications and relevant international standards
  • Identify, evaluate and collaborate with suitable third parties and contractors
  • Collaborate with the company’s other design managers locally and around the world to develop best practices and to leverage technology across a wide range of products
  • Work with test and development teams in remote locations across the globe
  • Generation of progress and other reports required by the Technical Director
  • Ensure the availability of design records and documentation and to assist with the production of Sales and Service literature
  • Liaison with suppliers, customers and other departments throughout the business including such visits as may be required both in the UK and overseas
  • Provision of technical support to Sales, Service, Production, Buying and Quality departments as required

Candidate Specification:

  • Enthusiasm for emerging technologies and willingness to embrace new skills
  • Ability to work to tight time and cost targets is essential
  • Proactive approach to work with good organisational and planning skills
  • Experience of managing the development and introduction of complex software based embedded systems
  • A high level of interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate technical detail to a range of technical and non-technical people

Functional / Technical Competencies:

  • Minimum Hons Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Electrical or Electronic Engineering

Core Competencies:

  • Minimum 5 years leading an embedded systems development team Project Management of complex software and hardware developments
  • Knowledge of, or experience in the following fields would be desirable:
    • Software: MISRA C, C#, Java Script, Python, Linux
    • Hardware: Embedded microcontrollers/processors, Design for EMC
    • Industrial Communications: Profibus, Modbus, Foundation Fieldbus, HART, Industrial Ethernet


Please send fully up to date CV and full letter of application, stating how your skills and experience match the job requirements.