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Innovation Engineer

SMD has major growth plans that will be enabled through the expansion of its undersea robotics range and support services. SMD Innovation is charged with developing or adapting new technologies to support these ambitions.

Next-generation subsea robotics will rely on increased intelligence and electrification of sub-components. This role will focus on increasing intelligence and electrification of sub-components, with specific emphasis on software and advanced sensing for robotic movement and placement to help us drive forward the developments set to shape the future of subsea technology.

SMD Innovation is a well-funded department with the expansion of new power and electronic laboratories planned throughout 2024-25. Our Innovation Facility will be more than just a collection of labs; it will represent our commitment to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. By bringing together diverse teams, cutting-edge technologies, and world-class facilities, we are creating an ecosystem where innovation thrives.

The Role
Reporting to the Innovation Programme Manager, you will be working alongside our Innovation Engineers, supporting research and development projects. You will be building prototype robotic technologies and sub-systems, carrying out system reconfiguration and rewiring work.

You will be responsible for designing and setting up test apparatus, organising and conducting tests and supporting offsite trials.

Problem solving and supporting the management of projects to keep on schedule, whilst being responsible for the Innovation Laboratory facilities, goods in and test equipment.

For this role you will require an engineering degree in a relevant discipline or minimum HND. Experience in building and testing robotics systems is desirable. Our Innovation Team will support the technical learning and training if required.

We are looking for someone with a positive and proactive approach to their role with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines. Plus, we are looking for a candidate who can work well both independently and as part of a team to problem solve.

Effective communication, both written and verbal, is essential for this role, as is the confidence to work both theoretically and practically to create new solutions and see them through testing,

If you are hoping to join a great team and are interested in the above role, please use the CV submission link below.

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