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P+S Personnel are pleased to be working on behalf of our client, who is currently seeking a R&D Manager to join their team based in Great Yarmouth on a full-time, permanent basis.

Role Summary:

This role is pivotal in driving product-oriented initiatives, focusing on both the enhancement of existing products and the development of new, innovative solutions. The R&D Manager will be responsible for the initiation, planning, execution and successful completion of new product development projects – in accordance with the NPD stage gate process; on time; to specification; to product cost; within planned budget.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the development process of new in-house products from ideation to launch within the stage gate process.

  • Innovate and conceptualise new product designs to maintain competitiveness in the market.

  • Lead efforts in enhancing the performance and features of existing products.

  • Managing a team of R&D Electronic Development, and Software Engineers, which includes setting and monitoring objectives, annual reviews and ensuring day to day people management tasks are completed.

  • Ensuring the team are fully motivated, committed and are a high performing, reliable team.

  • Responsible for department recruitment, training and other line management responsibilities.

  • Responsible for handover of all deliverables to successfully launch new products, including design verification, bills of materials, manufacture build & test procedures and staff training.

  • A positive ambassador of the company’s values.

  • Interfacing and working closely with other managers and senior management.

  • Project management of new product developments including labour resource, time and material budgets.

Education and Experience:

  • Degree level qualifications or equivalent in: Engineering BEng / Meng (Electrical & Electronics Engineering preferred), or Physics/Maths BSc/MSc.

  • Must have practical experience with electronic assemblies, firmware & software.

  • Experience of complex project management.

  • Track record with staff supervision, management & mentoring.

  • 5+ years’ experience in relevant engineering development role.

  • Experience within marine / survey industry preferred.

Person Specification:

  • The ideal candidate will be results-oriented, a practical doer with a strong emphasis on product improvement and new product design.

  • Critical problem-solving mentality.

  • High attention to detail & quality.

  • Clear and concise technical communications both written and verbal.

  • Ability to train & mentor new staff.

  • Drive & the ability to complete complex tasks to high quality within deadlines.

  • Desire to adopt and implement new technologies.

  • Constructive / creative mindset.

If this is a role you are interested in, please apply online ensuring your CV is up to date.

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