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Senior Sensors & Systems Engineers

Posted by Gary Taylor on Dec 8, 2020 6:26:21 PM


Senior Sensors & Systems Engineers




Hybrid Inertial Navigation Systems (INS)

Profession/Career Strand


Reports to (Job Title)

Edmund J. Ceurstemont



Contract Type

Permanent Contract 


Role Purpose & Department Purpose 

Working for a world leading manufacturer of hybrid autonomous acoustic-inertial navigation systems and underwater acoustic sensors used by both manned and unmanned autonomous vehicles. This role focuses on two key responsibilities:

  • Testing, analysis and calibration of new sensors via use of state-of-the-art test equipment and offers an opportunity to challenge both analytical and practice hands-on experimentation skills. 
  • System design and responsibility for integrated multi-sensor products for marine robotics use. 
  • You will internally be supported by experienced colleagues, PhD level experts and have technical links to key external suppliers and product users. 

The Role 


  • Experimentation and testing of inertial sensors and inertial measurement units (IMUs). State-of-the-art motion, temperature and vibration simulators – necessary training will be provided
  • Selection, evaluation and integration of new sensors and sensor technologies: Temperature, pressure, magnetics, sound speed, acoustic, optical and others
  • Establish and maintain technical relations with sensor providers
  • Enhance test equipment and processes for both R&D and production
  • Follow developments in sensor products and technology.


  • Provide technical guidance and undertake design, implementation and testing of multi-sensor integrated products
  • Apply and/or expand skills in system design
  • Support and take part in product trials; primarily onshore and optionally offshore
  • Support project management with time and cost estimates for tasks or small projects
  • Apply and/or expand skills in technical project management.


  • Responsible nature, quality oriented and self-motivated
  • Can represent the company in communications with customers, suppliers and other 3rd parties
  • Enjoy working as part of a team and in close co-operation with other teams
  • Ability to prioritise and efficiently divide time between several ongoing tasks. 

Qualifications -

  • Minimum MSc level Degree in Engineering or Physics or equivalent proven strong analytic skills. 
  • UK national and potential for security clearance. 
  • Valid Driver's license.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience - 


  • Wide technical understanding, interest and practical experience:
    - Sensors & physics
    - Electronics
    - Software 
    - Electro-mechanical product design
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Complex problem solving and troubleshooting ability and interest. 
  • Good communicator both written and verbal.
  • Practical data analysis and programming skills. 


  • Practical experience or knowledge of inertial sensors or associated physics.
  • Experience with MATLAB
  • Interest or experience in the marine sensors or autonomous robotics domains. 

For more information or to apply for this role click Apply Now! or email Gary.Taylor@v-hr.com

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Topics: Marine