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NETPark Job Vacancies

NETPark is home to over 40 companies employing over 600 people from university spin-outs, start-ups to more established companies providing high-value jobs in County Durham.

Sectors include advanced materials and manufacturing, nanotechnology, X-Ray technology, semiconductors, defence, electronics, photonics, robotics, pharmaceutical and space/satellites.

Electronics Engineer

Electronics Engineer


CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work
CPI has an opportunity for an Electronics Engineer to join the established and growing Photonics & Electronics team based at NETPark, Sedgefield.

The Electronics Engineer will report to the Electronic Engineering Manager and be responsible for providing electronic design capability and integration expertise within the existing team. The area of focus is the combination of printed and conventional electronics to deliver product solutions and applications related to the Internet of Things (IoT) advanced sensors or sensor systems, medical devices, wearable electronic devices and instrumentation. This is a multi-project role where your time will be split across two or three projects at a time.

You will have the opportunity to work collaboratively as part of a larger team.

You will participate in multiple projects and share your knowledge in some projects you will take the technical lead. The role will suit candidates who enjoy looking at technical challenges and investigating new ways of working. In the role of Electronics Engineer, there will be a hands-on element in showing the Integration team how your designs go together including collaboration with other departments including Firmware, Project Managers and Bids.

The Electronics Engineering team at CPI develop Electronic PC (Printed Circuits, flexible) and PCB (Conventional Rigid) to allow CPI to service its clients. Clients range from commercial clients looking to develop products at TRL 1 to 7 (Technology Readiness Level) or European/​UK projects which run for up to three years and are research projects in essence. Layouts including small scale design items with limited functionality including NFC (Near Field Communications), BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and more complex devices on PCBs.

Please click on the below links to read about some of the projects the team have been working on:

Floki Health


Silent Sensors

The person we are seeking
Key tasks in the Electronics Engineer role will include (but are not limited to the below):

To participate in requirement engineering.
To design electronic schematics using Altium design tool.
To virtual prototype and simulate electronics-based systems.
To design electronic PCB layouts using Altium design tool.
To prototype and test electronics-based systems in laboratory.
To participate in FMEA and other analysis tools for electronics design.
To collaborate with other departments — Firmware, Mechanical and Project Managers.
To help in pilot manufacture and assembly.
To be successful in this role, it is essential that:

You are educated to degree level in the field of Electronic Engineering (or equivalent), candidates with degrees (or equivalent) in Computer Engineering and Instrumentation Engineering will also be considered.
You have a working knowledge of the design tools for electronics development including schematic capture, PCB design, desirably Altium. Hands-on experience in the design of Electronic Systems covering hardware design and potentially firmware development.
You will be able to demonstrate technical knowledge, with the proven technical problem-solving ability and the ability to implement innovative solutions in complex situations.
It would be great if you also:

Are trained in design tools like Altium, MATLAB, Mathcad, Simulink, PLECS.
Have an understanding of firmware for range of microcontrollers.
Have had exposure to Printed Electronics on flexible substrates.
Any experience of ASIC/FPGA design would be an added advantage.
What does CPI offer you?
At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
Generous pension scheme
Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
Flexible working
Learning and Development Opportunities
Free parking
Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information
CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

NETPark is a premier UK science park in Sedgefield, County Durham. We provide the right mix of infrastructure, collaborative opportunities and support for science, engineering and technology companies. We support innovative businesses at every stage of their journey from concept to commercialisation with a wide choice of world-class laboratory, clean room and office space from 151 sq ft to 22, 110 sq ft.

A science park with world class innovation infrastructure, academic expertise and capabilities.

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