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ENGINEERING/DESIGN STUDIES/METHODS 2024-91470 2685 Oundle, England Permanent contract

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Eltek Systems - Hardware Design Manager


Role: Hardware Design Manager

Location: Oundle, Peterborough

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Salary range: £55,000 - £65,000

Are you an experienced hardware design professional looking for an exciting leadership opportunity in the automation industry?

Actemium Automation Eltek is seeking a talented Hardware Design Manager to lead our hardware engineering team in developing cutting-edge solutions for our clients.

About the role

As the Hardware Design Manager at Actemium Automation Eltek, you will lead a team of hardware engineers in the design, development, and testing of electronic hardware components for automation systems.

From concept to production, you will oversee the entire hardware design process, ensuring the delivery of high-quality, reliable solutions that meet client requirements and industry standards.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Lead and mentor a team of hardware engineers, providing guidance, support, and technical expertise throughout the hardware design process.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software engineers, project managers, and clients, to define hardware requirements and specifications for automation projects.
  • Delivery of projects on time, in budget and to the agreed specifications through task and engineering process management relating to themselves and the members of their team.
  • Leading the drive in the department to improve Quality Systems and Standards, ensuring that the operation is consistent in its approach to the Quality System.
  • Coordination of resource within their team to maintain the required level of support for the project managers.  Ensure resolutions of issues of work priority.

The Person

  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to motivate and inspire a team to achieve common goals.
  • High level of ability to understand and produce control system design documents.
  • Experience in hardware design, including experience in a leadership or managerial role.
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations for electronic hardware design, such as IPC, UL, and CE.
  • Qualified to HNC / HND / Degree level in a relevant discipline

Benefits Package

What we offer in return:

  • Base salary of £55,000 - £65,000
  • Bonus scheme
  • 25 days holiday + Bank holidays
  • Healthcare pay back scheme
  • VINCI share scheme
  • Electric car scheme
  • Pension match of up to 6%
  • Hybrid working / Flexible hours

At Actemium Automation Eltek you will be working on exciting and challenging projects around the world, we have a collaborative and support team environment where your contributions are valued and recognized.

Being apart of the wider VINCI group, opportunities for career growth and professional development including training and certification programmes, are welcomed and encouraged.  

Why us?

Who are Actemium Automation Eltek? 

Actemium Automation Eltek are one of the leading independent providers of industrial process and automation solutions within the snack food industry.

Engineering areas include:

  • Conceptual Design and Consultancy
  • System Design & Manufacture
  • Software Engineering
  • Project Management 

We work with a variety of key customers helping them to manufacture different snack products across the world. 

The Vinci Group

Eltek are part of the VINCI Energies UK and ROI operating within Actemium Automation.  Actemium have been providing high quality engineering solutions and services in the UK since 1907. 

Vinci’s de-centralised business model allows us to provide our customers with the resources, vitality and strength of a large global company, while still delivering local personalised service. Along with the other business units in the Actemium Automation family, we employ over 250 people at 14 locations across the UK.

Vinci are a world leader in engineering and construction with 220,000 employees operating out of 3,000 offices in 120 countries across the globe.


Part of the VINCI Energies Group, Actemium provide engineering design, project management, installation and commissioning of electrical, mechanical and IT services in the United Kingdom since 1907. In addition, we provide specialist maintenance operations, fully complemented with accredited safety tests and inspection services to optimise the operational efficiency and safety of our client's equipment and systems. Whilst part of a global network of 300 Business Units, Actemium UK comprises of 7 Business Units covering all of the UK & RoI.


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