Electronic Design Engineer @ Pektron

Location: Derby
Permanent | 39 Hrs /Week

Brief Description

Be a part of one of the UK’s most innovative companies and one of the world’s largest privately owned electronics manufacturers.

Pektron Group Ltd is searching for an Electronic Design Engineer who will be responsible for designing electronic products for a variety of major OEM’s


About us:

Pektron has been in business since 1964 and continues to be an industry leader. We deliver bespoke electronics hardware and software solutions to blue chip companies around the world and are innovators in our field. We invest in the best people, processes and equipment to drive technological development and meet our customer’s needs.

We have recently been awarded the prestigious Queens Award for Enterprise, having achieved international sales growth of 250% over the last ten years.

At our HQ in Derby we employ 350 staff and operate Engineering, Manufacturing, Design, Testing, Quality and Support functions, whilst our Sales and Technology centre in Detroit supports our customers in the US. To learn more about us visit our website


The role:

To Design electronic products for a variety of major OEM’s in market sectors including Automotive (prestige, high performance and electric vehicles) Agriculture, construction and Consumer heating systems. The scope of projects ranges from commercial boiler control systems, body and chassis control systems for agriculture and construction industries to advanced instrument clusters, passive keys and active suspension systems for high performance vehicles.

Working with a multi-disciplined engineering team consisting of Mechanical, Electronic and Software Engineers you will be involved in every aspect of the product lifecycle from initial contact with the customer through quotation, conception and design to manufacture.

The work is rewarding and diverse enabling you to use the full scope of your electronic engineering skills and experience.


About you:

You will be an experienced Electronic Design Engineer who has designed products for manufacture, accustomed to working to deadlines and able to communicate with customers in an eloquent and professional manner. Whilst you will have a good grounding in embedded systems software your focus will be hardware. You will be self-managing and highly motivated with a methodical, analytical approach and a willingness to work to existing design ethics and style.


Essential skills and experience:

Experience of working in a relevant commercial design environment

Mixed Analogue and Digital Design with Micro-controllers

Schematic Capture

Microprocessors 8, 16, 32 Bit

Highly Developed Structured Approach to Design

Good technical writing and documentation experience

DFMEA and problem solving techniques

Approvals and Validation

Manage project timing

Full driving licence (you could be working on vehicle systems at customer sites)

Ability to travel freely, some customers are based in the US and EU

Desirable skills and experience:

Switched Mode Power Supply Design

Good understanding of EMC design requirements

FMEA / 8D / Root Cause Analysis

Programming Experience: Visual Basic, Windows Programming, C, Assembler, Software Version Control

Real Time Control Systems

Automotive Product Experience

Control of Graphic Displays LCD, TFT

Communications Protocols: CAN, LIN, Ethernet, USB, CAN/Ethernet Diagnostics

Vehicle Networking Development Tools


Development Platforms

The list below shows what kind of tools we use at Pektron to develop our products, experience in these tools is not essential.

Microsoft Windows & Office, Project, Mentor Graphics Powerlogic & PADS

Visual Basic, Visual C++, Embedded C, IAR, Tasking, Softune, GNU, Visual Studio Compilers

PolySpace, Lint Analysis Tools, XJTAG

CPU Families in Use:

Infineon Tricore, Fujitsu GPU’s Freescale/NXP s12 &MPC, Microchip PIC, Atmel 8bit


What’s on offer:

We offer competitive salaries, yearly pay review, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, free parking, BUPA healthcare, life Insurance, funding for professional training and further education plus support in attaining professional membership and paid membership fees and flexible working hours. For candidates interested in relocating to the area we may be able to assist with some relocation costs and we are able to offer Tier 2 sponsorship for candidates who meet all our criteria.



We are based in Derby, easily commutable from the Derby area, Nottingham, Mansfield, Burton, Loughborough, Ashbourne and the Peak District and East Staffordshire.

We have 5 purpose built buildings at our Derby site including state of the art manufacturing facilities which have been recognised as being one of the most modern and well equipped electronics design, development and manufacturing plants in Europe.

To find out more about this vacancy, please call 01332 832424 or email your CV directly using the form below.

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