Principal Engineer / Servo Design

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

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An opportunity has arisen with my client for a Principal Engineer/ Servo design to join them on a 6-month contract. The Principal engineers role will involve, leading the design, development and validation of control systems across a range of actuator products.

Role: Principal Engineer/ Servo Design
Pay: £65.00 per hour via Umbrella Company
Location: Stevenage
Contract: 6 Months – Likely to be extended
Hours: Monday – Friday, 37 hours per week – Flexible working with 1-2 days expected onsite per week typically. When undertaking hardware testing the need to be onsite will increase. Testing usually only 1 week in duration.
Security Clearance: Security Clearance Required

The Engineer will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary design team, owning the design, development and proving of control algorithms and ensuring that Customer performance requirements are successfully met.
Responsibilities may include:-

  • Development of control algorithms for both analogue and digital systems, typically in the control of BLDC motors.
  • Modelling of Actuation Systems and conducting performance assessments.
  • Identification of sub-system requirements (mechanical, electronics, software).
  • Identification of suitable electromechanical components (particularly motors and sensors), working co-operatively with suppliers where needed.
  • Definition of design proving plans and conducting design proving tests in support of product qualification.


  • Experience utilising the MATLAB / Simulink toolset for the generation of control algorithms ready for deployment within embedded systems.
  • The ability to derive governing system equations (i.e. system transfer functions) across a range of electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work within a design team from a range of backgrounds.

Desirable Skills:-

  • Knowledge of position sensors, microprocessors and software development would be beneficial.
  • Knowledge of electric motors and drive / commutation strategies e.g. Field Oriented Control (FOC) or Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation (SVPWM) techniques.
  • Understanding of DO-178C or DO-331 coding standards would be an advantage.

If you are interested in applying for this position and you meet the requirements, please send your updated CV to: Melanie Cave at Line Up Aviation
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