Lead Engineer – Electrical

Help us reduce environmental green-house gases. Edwards are the world leader in abatement systems for the Semi-conductor industry. We work with clients the likes of Intel to reduce their green-house gases that are produced when etching electronic chips. So, everything we do helps protect the environment.

If you are a Lead Engineer – Electrical and care about the environment, then we have a role just for you. Working with like-minded engineers at our centre of excellence just south of Bristol.



·         Reporting to the NPI Manager, lead a high-performing team to deliver product requirements Ensure Control and Coordination of the engineering design to meet specifications, ensuring cost-effective solutions that meet the prime cost & product requirements.

·         Make engineering decision selecting the best solution to engineering problems

·         Develop & motivate the engineering team

·         Accountable for system design

·         Work together with the project leader in development of project plans to meet project deliverables

·         Support the NPI manager to ensure the team have the correct knowledge and identify training needs.

·         Engineering risk identification, control and mitigation, escalate and to agree appropriate higher-level mitigation.


Main Responsibilities:

·         Work with the project leader to understand and ensure plans are accurate accounting for engineering effort and skills set.

·         Responsible for ensuring the engineering output meets the requirements as detailed in the project master specification

·         Deliver the technical aspects of the product following the agreed specification.

·         Guide consistency of engineering solutions across platforms and machine types

·         Promote the use of new technologies and work with R&D teams (including IDA/Core Tech/Other technology centres and product companies)

·         Champion modularity.

·         Lead the system design intent, approve designs, calculations, and test specification.

·         Ensure designs conform to required standards

·         Own and ensure execution of all compliance, safety testing and type testing, reviewing, and approving reports generated by the engineering team

·         Identify appropriate PCP engineering deliverables & ensuring they are performed for PCP gates

·         Ensure valid work packages are created and approve work packages for project execution

·         Lead by example, ensuring engineers follow safe working practices

·         Help develop engineering process following the department needs

·         Provide direction to all team members, leading and facilitating delivery of the product.

·         Define, update, report on team performance.

·         Preparation and organisation of engineering deliverables for all stage gates.

·         Support independent project peer reviews.

·         Team coaching and supporting individual development

·         Line management of direct reports


Qualifications and Experience:

·         A good Engineering/Scientific degree

·         Experience of project coordination and management of teams

·         10 years involvement in the process of product development in a high technology environment, 3 years’ experience leading engineering activities (ideally).

·         Experience of project governance/ methodology

·         Ability to manage complex engineering task – a understanding of delivering engineered solutions, to specification and on budget.

·         Technical/commercial awareness to balance potentially conflicting commercial and technical drivers.

·         Excellent IT literacy, being a competent user of MS office

·         Develop relationships with internal and external customers / suppliers

·        Leadership skills, high levels of energy with team engagement.

·         Motivated to provide solutions, ideas and innovations in a positive way.

·         Understand the broader business

·         Passionate about quality and best practice whilst always striving for continuous improvement.

·         Knowledge of process improvement

·         Detailed knowledge of engineering principles and standards relative to the role

·         An attitude and desire to identify route causes implement long term corrective actions, including those for engineering, technical and process.


Why come to Edwards:

We offer so much than a job.

·               Job Sharing,

·               Flexibility on working hours,

·               Variable start and finish times,

·               Some hybrid working.

·               Along with your salary you will be eligible for:

·               Bonus up to 7.5% bonus

·               25 days holiday and your bank holidays

·               Cash health plan

·               Pension with a company contribution of up to 8%

·               Life Assurance of 4 x basic salary

·               Employee Referral scheme

·               Training, Learning and Development throughout

·               Thriving Wellbeing Program supporting physical health, mental wellbeing, social connectiveness and sense of purpose.

·               Support for formal qualifications and professional development

·               Recognition and Reward program

·               Some sponsored professional qualifications such as Chartered Engineer (CEng), CIPS, CIPD

·               Free parking

·               Fitness App, with streamer-able classes, discounted membership with some national gyms.

·               Subsidised canteen

·               Local Edwards clubs and social events


Diverse by nature and inclusive by choice

Bright ideas come from all of us. The more unique perspectives we embrace, the more innovative we are. Together we build a culture where difference is valued, and we share a deep sense of purpose and belonging.

Edwards Centre of Excellence for Exhaust Management Systems is situated in Clevedon, just south of Bristol. Edwards are a global organisation and part of the Atlas Copco group, which affords employees access to potential opportunities worldwide.

We are an environmental company saving the world and the world’s leading developer and manufacturer of sophisticated exhaust management systems. Edwards solutions are integral to manufacturing processes for semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar.

The purpose-built Clevedon site has state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing, and laboratory facilities. Current construction of an enlargement to the facility is underway, and this will allow us to continue to produce cutting edge technology that will push the industry to higher heights and allow our customers to continue to provide the electronic chips that are central to most electrical and electronic devices worldwide.

To support our growing business Edwards has open vacancies for Electrical Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Development Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Buyers, Customer Support Engineers and many more. Check out the Edwards website at Edwardsvacuum.com


We are open to both Full Time and Part Time applicants.

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