Engineer (Electrical and Electronic)

Poole, Dorset
£30,671 - £36,084 (dependent on experience) 
17 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Engineer (Electrical and Electronic) 
Poole, Dorset 
£30,671 - £36,084 (dependent on experience) 

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. With the decision made to focus on the in-house development of lifeboat electrical and electronic systems within the RNLI, now is an exciting time to join our team of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 

As an Engineer, you will have in-depth experience in the installation, setup and fault diagnosis of marine radar, marine communication systems, navigation instruments and electronic chart systems. 

You will be confident in using your subject matter knowledge to integrate new navigation and communication equipment into existing vessels and support coastal staff and lifeboat crew when technical issues arise, escalating to Senior Engineers and external suppliers when required. 

You will work with Senior Engineers on the support and development of the SIMS computer systems across all lifeboat classes. Experience of the design and support of computer based networked control systems running both Microsoft and Linux based operating systems is desirable, as is experience with programmable logic controllers, distributed control systems and embedded systems. 

You will be able to help ensure maximum reliability and performance of our electronic systems through life in the challenging environment of small vessels manufactured from composite materials. 

You will be able to balance the demands of producing designs for ease of manufacture in a lean manufacturing environment, whilst also ensuring that through life support and costs are minimised. 

To be considered, you will need: 

- Experience of working in an engineering environment 
- Experience in marine design 
- An engineering qualification equivalent to the England, Wales & Northern Ireland qualification level 6 as defined by UK government, or at level 4 or 5 with proven additional experience 
- The ability to demonstrate working towards and an expectation to achieve Engineering Council registration at Engineering Technician level 
- A valid driving licence 

As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards. 

The closing date for this role is the 27th January 2019. 

Our staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. We respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within our teams, and consider it essential to help us deliver a world-class lifesaving service. We are an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, we also look for applicants who share our commitment to living our RNLI values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping us work towards our goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using our expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning. 

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