Electronic systems principal engineer

Electronic systems principal engineer

“An electronic systems principal engineer leads on electronic systems projects, from conception through the whole design-implement-operation lifecycle to obsolescence”

An electronic systems principal engineer leads on electronic systems projects—undertaken in consumer electronics, automotive, defence, healthcare, communications, robotics and manufacturing—from conception through the whole design-implement-operation lifecycle to obsolescence. In this role, you’ll initiate and lead technical change, deliver innovative solutions, direct resources, manage teams and mentor junior colleagues. Typically, you’ll work in an office, but you could also work in a manufacturing or test facility and at customer sites. You’ll make important engineering decisions, mitigating technical risk and controlling resources. You’ll operate with considerable autonomy, as an acknowledged expert, and will most likely have experience across all project lifecycle phases. You’ll be accountable to senior executives, depending upon the size of the organisation, for schedule, budget and personnel management aspects of significant projects and for managing trade-offs between technical and other factors.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: ICT, science and maths

Entry requirements: A bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering or a closely related discipline, or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Higher)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum