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Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer

Hernshead Recruitment

A small dedicated in-house technical expert team has been in place since 2017, developing know-how and IP in unique aspects of the engine. To date the focus has been on thermodynamic and mechanical aspects, but with the company’s first integrated prototype now being designed, it is recognised that this philosophy must be extended to cover control, sensors and actuators. The company must now deliver a fast-paced program of prototype development and application, and this will be achieved by a mix of in-house teams and outsourcing to specialist engineering suppliers. The role will lead Control aspects of both.


  • Technical responsibility for control, sensors and actuators
  • Application of off-the-shelf supplier solutions and, where required, developing novel approaches in-house or with suppliers
  • Specification of requirements, controller architectures and delivery program
  • Building supplier relationships and, when appropriate, an in-house team
  • Selection of hardware platform and toolset; delivery of a calibrated control system
  • Reporting of technical progress and risk
  • Day to day management of suppliers and programme partners as appropriate
  • Supporting the Technical Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource

The person:

  • Hands-on and experienced controls and electronics engineer, who demonstrates a successful track record in delivery of challenging engine control solutions
  • Fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering
  • Familiar with ECU, sensor and actuator hardware and supply chain
  • Has SME and / or start up experience and attracted by the unique challenges of a small business
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