R&D Project Planner

LOCATION OF WORK: Can be performed fully remotely

RATE: £45-50 per hour

CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months initially



A global electronics business who do all R&D and manufacturing in the UK require a Project Planner to join their R&D department for an initial 6 month contract which is highly likely to be extended.

It is an extremely exciting time for the business as they are heavily investing in R&D for multiple new product developments.

Your role will be create the project plans for these new developments, which includes resources and timings. You should be confident using MS Project as the planning tool, and ideally should have experience developing project plans for electronic product developments.  If you understand the product lifecycle of a new product development this would be highly advantageous.

This role will be well suited to someone who purely specialises in Project Planning, or a Project Manager who enjoys creating project plans.

This role offers you the opportunity to work on interesting product developments working with a variety of stakeholders (Engineers and Senior Management) in a friendly and highly successful electronic organisation.

It has been decided by the business that you can perform this role fully remotely if you wish.


  • Excellent Project Planning experience using MS Project
  • Experience project planning for R&D product developments e.g. products involving electronics, embedded software, mechanical design
  • Knowledge of the product development lifecycle for electronics products (from concept through to manufacture)
  • Confident taking ownership and responsibility of project plans
  • Strong team working and communication skills

Embedded Linux Engineer/ Architect

Role: Embedded Linux expert

Location of work: This role can be performed remotely if you wish

Location of office: Bristol

Rate: £50-55 per hour

Contract length: 6 months initially

IR35 status: Outside of IR35

The Project:

You will be working on a brand-new Embedded Linux development. The previous product was based on a System-on-Chip (SoC) ASIC, with the new product development looking to use an ARM multi-core processor and a large FPGA which will do video, audio and USB processing.

The product will also use high-speed network interfaces to transfer data to IP packets.

To be suitable for this role you should be an Embedded Software Engineer who has a deep knowledge of Linux, working from device driver/ kernel level.

As you will be working on this product development from concept stage, you should be comfortable making system architect decisions for the software.

This is an opportunity for a Embedded Software Engineer with Linux kernel experience to work on a great project from inception, working with a very friendly and motivated team.

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent Embedded Linux experience
  • Device driver / Kernel development
  • Able to do architectural design and software development
  • Embedded C
  • Low level hardware knowledge
  • Management of low-level hardware e.g. boot Linux from flash memory
  • Board bring-up
  • ARM multi-core processor


FPGA Design Engineer

LOCATION OF WORK: Crawley, West Sussex and Remote Working (only required onsite when task work can’t be performed remotely)

RATE: £45-50 per hour

CONTRACT LENGTH: 6 months initially

IR35 STATUS: Outside of IR35



An Electronics Engineer with strong FPGA and VHDL skills is required for an initial 6-month contract which will extend.

You will be working on the design of a brand new ‘controller’ which is at feasibility stage. You will have opportunity to work on this product design from concept through to manufacture. As such you should demonstrate proven experience working throughout the electronic product lifecycle.

The controller you will be designing allows the customer to control a wide range of electronic applications that the client also designs and manufactures in the UK.

To be suitable for this role you should demonstrate strong FPGA and VHDL programming skills. If you are an Electronics Engineer who can do FPGA and VHDL task work, as well as broader Analogue and Digital microcontroller/ microprocessor circuit design this would be advantageous but is not essential.

This is an opportunity to work on an exciting new product development where you will play a key role on all the FPGA and VHDL task work.


  • FPGA design
  • VHDL programming
  • Full electronic design lifecycle experience (concept through to manufacture)
  • Serial communication protocol experience e.g. I2C, RS232, RS485, SPI, USB


  • Xilinx
  • Embedded C to test the FPGA design
  • Analogue and Digital design

Electronic Design Engineer

Rate: £40-50 per hour

Location of office: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Location of work: 2 or 3 days a week in the office. 2 or 3 days a week remote working

Contract length: 6 months

IR35 status: Outside of IR35

The assignment:

An electronics business specialising in the design and manufacture of IoT connected wearable devices requires an Electronic Design Engineer to join their R&D team.

You will have opportunity to work on various low power wireless devices that are different stages of the electronics lifecycle. Some task work will require you to do design enhancements with more modern technology and additional features. Other task work will be to do a redesign to an existing device that requires a design change.

For this role you should demonstrate excellent Analogue and Digital design skills, ideally designing low power wireless devices that use low power RF communication protocols to communicate e.g. BLE/ Bluetooth/3G/ LTE/ WiFi.

If you are an Electronics Engineer who enjoys working on tasks at different stages of the electronics lifecycle, then this role will keep you nicely stimulated.

Skills required:

  • Full electronic lifecycle experience e.g. Concept to Manufacture
  • Analogue and Digital design skills
  • Designing low power/ battery powered devices
  • Designed for EMC compliance

Desirable experience:

  • Designed products that use RF/ Wireless Communication Protocols e.g BLE, Bluetooth, 3G/ 4G, WiFi
  • Designed high volume/ low cost products