Careers

Overview

Ocean Signal operates within the ACR group. This group has over 250 employees and 3 world class R&D centres. We are continually developing business opportunities with over 150 active global customers and represented in over 30 countries. Partnered with key organisations around the globe the group has a proven leadership pedigree in the Maritime, Aviation, Land and Military markets for over 50 years. Ocean Signal is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of Satellite and Terrestrial Emergency Rescue Beacons based upon VHF/UHF, Iridium, DSC, AIS, GNSS and battery technologies; supplying products throughout the world to four main markets: – Commercial Marine, Leisure Marine, Governmental/Military and Land/Recreational.


Type Approval Manager

Position Summary

To obtain, maintain and extend new product certification and approvals for all Ocean Signal Limited products and solutions on a global basis. Product approval refers to any International, National and legislative approval necessary to sell products into the marketplace, including EMC, Safety, Low Voltage, Hazardous Transportation, Performance etc.

To provide input on legislation that affects the company from a compliance perspective.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist the engineering project teams in the preparation, submission and support of new Type Approval applications.
  • Establish, maintain and publish a Type Approvals database for all Ocean Signal Limited products covering product variants, countries of approval, approval standards, pending approvals and approval renewal dates.
  • Maintain existing products Type Approvals as necessary to support the continued sales of those products on a global basis as defined by the Sales Department.
  • Maintain the register and where required work with the management team to extend the existing Trademarks and Patents portfolio for Ocean Signal Limited.
  • Publish a monthly summary report of Approvals and Certification activities.
  • Maintain copies of all Approvals certificates within company-wide networked directories and in the Approvals pages on the Ocean Signal Limited website.
  • As and when requested extend existing product Type Approvals as necessary to support the expansion of sales into new territories around the world.
  • Advise the Design Authority of changes to product build standards that might affect type approvals in good time to make any required changes and if applicable, apply for updated type approvals.
  • Liaise with staff, as necessary, to gather and to provide all information required to support the Type Approval applications.
  • Co-ordinate visits from Approvals & Certification Agencies and when necessary, to act as the host.
  • To maintain a working knowledge of the legislative requirements of the Approvals Agencies around the world (in particular IMO, EU and US) and be able to offer advice to the Management Team.
  • To assist the R&D team during product/design development through to product approvals and certification.
  • To perform such other duties commensurate with the position that may be requested from time to time by the Chief Technical Officer

Education Requirements

  • Batchelors degree in Electrical/Electronic or Mechanical engineering.

Experience Requirements                                                                                                                          

  • Maintain filing system of certificates, technical construction files and declarations of conformity
  • Preparation of approval submissions, supporting documentation and report writing.
  • Submission of applications for approval of products in relevant markets
  • Experience of product Type Approval to international standards
  • Liaise with 3rd party organisations in support of product testing and approval.
  • Submit technically detailed and accurate applications for approval and certification.
  • Collating information on country’s specifications for product approvals and certification
  • Liaison with external test and certification bodies
  • Experience of plastics/sheet metal/RF technologies.
  • Working with/within development designing new products
  • Experience of marine nav/comms

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Excellent spoken and written communication in the English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of senior management.
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and apply sound judgement
  • Technical skills
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Problem solving skills
  • IT and numerical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • A track record of working with Senior Management teams

Senior Software Engineer

Position Summary

To be responsible for research into new technology and techniques for inclusion in future company products.   To work with the Chief Technology Officer on technical ideas/solutions to support the Business roadmaps. To evaluate competitors’ products and prepare draft product specifications for future new products.   To provide technical support to the R&D engineers and the project teams as and when necessary, particularly during the project Feasibility & Concept phases, at design reviews and when technical issues occur.

Developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead, influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess new technologies and techniques relevant to current or planned company products and make recommendations for inclusion in future design and development or cost reduction programmes.
  • Assess competitor products and produce reports, technical performance, novel features, benefits and compliance with international standards.
  • Take a leading role in the concept development phase of new products, organising meetings and initial engineering activities as necessary to develop the specifications and design approaches in conjunction with the Chief Technical Officer and development team.
  • Based upon the above work produce product specifications and detailed concept study reports for planned new products for approval by engineering and sales and marketing.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer by providing technical expertise as maybe required from time to time, to support new product development programmes and help resolve technical problems. In particular act as an ‘assessor’ during design reviews and related activities and provide advice, guidance and assistance to help resolve any technical problems that may occur.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Technical Officer, work closely with the Project Manager, to ensure that their projects are adequately supported from a technical consultancy aspect and act as a Project Manager on projects where required.
  • Manage all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and timescales.
  • Derive software development and test requirements from given system level requirements.
  • Analyse software requirements to determine feasibility of design within performance, time and cost constraints.
  • Develop and direct software programming, testing procedure and documentation
  • Consults with hardware engineers and other engineering staff to evaluate interface between hardware and software, and operational requirements of overall system
  • Coordinates field installation & upgrade support of developed products
  • Keep up with current technology in field through reading, self-study and seminars
  • Disciplined understanding and experience with SW development techniques, testing, and documentation
  • Commitment to team engineering and lean transformation
  • Control the design status of any tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Documentation and Reports.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the effective running of the Ocean Signal Ltd engineering team to deliver approved new product development programmes on time and to support and resolve production problems on existing products.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the development of concepts, plans, specifications and ideas for new products that may in time become approved projects for the engineering teams.
  • Ensure that you operate in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System and document all work activities within your remit.
  • To ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered to in a safe working environment, in accordance with the Statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required by the business from time to time.

 

Education Requirements

BSEE or BSc with emphasis on embedded software design techniques required, MS preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • Proven experience of taking the technical lead within Research and Development teams.
  • Over 10 years relevant experience with embedded software design applications.
  • Hands on experience programming with Microsoft Visual Studio and microprocessor development systems.
  • Experience with developing embedded SW for DSP, ARM , TI, uPic microcontrollers.
  • Experience with developing mobile applications.
  • Familiar with graphical software design, experience with developing embedded graphical mapping engine SW a plus.
  • Experience with automated test systems for manufacturing a plus.
  • Experience with RF communications systems and marine navigation a plus.
  • Experience of developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead, influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Proven experience in leading the firmware Design & Development of embedded microcontroller products.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets against deadlines.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of Senior Management.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers and colleagues.
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and applying sound judgment.
  • Organisation and efficiency.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Competent in reading electronic schematics – beneficial.
  • Numerical skills and the ability to work with mathematical concepts.
  • Communication skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • A track record of working with Senior Management teams and meeting established deadlines for Production milestones are essential.

Senior RF Electronic Design Engineer

Position Summary

To work with the Chief Technology Officer on technical ideas/solutions to support the Business Unit roadmaps.

Proven experience in the Design & Development of discrete and modular VHF/UHF RF circuitry 500 KHz up to 9GHz (PA, PLL, CDMA, and Receiver design) & PCBs for medium volume production. An emphasis on designing for Lithium/Alkaline battery powered devices.

To evaluate competitors’ products and prepare draft product specifications for future new products.   To provide technical support to the R&D engineers and the project teams as and when necessary, particularly during the project Feasibility & Concept phases, at design reviews and when technical issues occur.

Developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead, influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement new research initiatives into products and solutions in support of the company three-year/five-year plans through in-house, outsourcing or collaborative ventures as appropriate.
  • Assess new technologies and techniques relevant to current or planned company products and make recommendations for inclusion in future design and development or cost reduction programmes.
  • Assess competitor products and produce reports on their cost base, technical performance, novel features, benefits and compliance with international standards.
  • Take a leading role in the concept development phase of new products, organising meetings and initial engineering activities as necessary to develop the specifications and design approaches in conjunction with the Chief Technical Officer. Organise any related early risk reduction assessments and resulting activities and produce prime cost estimates.   Based upon the above work produce product specifications, cost build-ups and detailed concept study reports for planned new products for approval by engineering and sales and marketing.
  • In co-operation with the Chief Technical Officer, carry out technical risk assessments and advise on best practices before and during the design phase of new projects, in order to help ensure the use of optimum design approaches.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer by providing technical expertise as maybe required from time to time, to support new product development programmes and help resolve technical problems. In particular act as an ‘assessor’ during design reviews and related activities and provide advice, guidance and assistance to help resolve any technical problems that may occur.
  • Manage all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and timescales.
  • Ensure that all electronic designs that you are responsible for are ‘fit for purpose’ and meet relevant Safety, Reliability and Approval standards by means of Design Reviews, Risk Assessment, Examination and Testing.
  • Control the design status of any tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Documentation and Reports.
  • Provide support and assistance to Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality in areas where your expertise is of benefit.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the effective running of the OSL & ACR engineering team to deliver approved new product development programmes on time and to support and resolve production problems on existing products.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the development and implementation of the strategic 3-year/5-year marine business plan. Specifically in the areas of identifying business opportunities, new products and technologies and turning these into plans and proposals for both internal and external customers.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the development of concepts, plans, specifications and ideas for new products that may in time become approved projects for the engineering teams.
  • Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers including Sales and Marketing as necessary to fulfil the above tasks.
  • Ensure that you operate in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System and document all work activities within your remit.
  • Ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered to in a safe working environment, in accordance with the statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.
  • Ensure and enforce health and safety regulations
  • To perform such other duties commensurate with the position that may be requested from time to time by the Senior Management team.

Education Requirements

  • BS Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 10+ years of RF engineering work experience. MSEE preferred.
  • Background in avionics or marine electronics would be an asset.
  • Project Management Professional certification preferred.
  • Lean product development experience preferred.

Experience Requirements

Proven experience of taking the technical lead within Research and Development teams.

Experience of developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Proven experience in the Design & Development of discrete and modular VHF/UHF RF circuitry 500 KHz up to 9GHz (PA, PLL, CDMA, and Receiver design) & PCBs for medium volume production. An emphasis on designing for Lithium/Alkaline battery powered devices. Experience of embedded firmware development would be advantageous.
  • SMT soldering skills down to 0402
  • Competent with Schematic and PCB layout in packages such as Altium and PADS
  • Competent with LabView
  • Competent in Word, PowerPoint and competent in manipulating data in Excel.
  • RF simulation software tools Microwave Office
  • Leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets within a production environment
  • A passion and motivation to continuously improve the production, processes, systems and work practices
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in the English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of Senior Management.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers and colleagues.
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and applying sound judgement
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Problem solving skills
  • Numerical skills Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and calculus.
  • Communication skills
  • Team working skills
  • Reasoning ability define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • A track record of working with Senior Management teams and meeting established deadlines for Production milestones are essential.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.

Electronic Design Engineer

Position Summary

To work with the Chief Technology Officer on technical ideas/solutions to support the Business Unit roadmaps.

Proven experience in the Design & Development of discrete and modular VHF/UHF RF circuitry 500 KHz up to 9GHz (PA, PLL, CDMA, and Receiver design) & PCBs for medium volume production. An emphasis on designing for Lithium/Alkaline battery powered devices.

To evaluate competitors’ products and prepare draft product specifications for future new products.   To provide technical support to the R&D engineers and the project teams as and when necessary, particularly during the project Feasibility & Concept phases, at design reviews and when technical issues occur.

Developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead, influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess new technologies and techniques relevant to current or planned company products and make recommendations for inclusion in future design and development or cost reduction programmes.
  • Assess competitor products and produce reports on their cost base, technical performance, novel features, benefits and compliance with international standards.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer by providing technical expertise as maybe required from time to time, to support new product development programmes and help resolve technical problems. In particular act as an ‘assessor’ during design reviews and related activities and provide advice, guidance and assistance to help resolve any technical problems that may occur.
  • Manage all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and timescales.
  • Ensure that all electronic designs that you are responsible for are ‘fit for purpose’ and meet relevant Safety, Reliability and Approval standards by means of Design Reviews, Risk Assessment, Examination and Testing.
  • Control the design status of any tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Documentation and Reports.
  • Provide support and assistance to Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality in areas where your expertise is of benefit.
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer in the effective running of the OSL & ACR engineering team to deliver approved new product development programmes on time and to support and resolve production problems on existing products.
  • Development and introduction of production test tools
  • Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers including Sales and Marketing as necessary to fulfil the above tasks.
  • Ensure that you operate in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System and document all work activities within your remit.
  • Ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered to in a safe working environment, in accordance with the statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.
  • Ensure and enforce health and safety regulations
  • To perform such other duties commensurate with the position that may be requested from time to time by the Senior Management team.

Education Requirements

  • BS Engineering Degree in Electrical Engineering.
  • 2+ years of electronic engineering work experience.
  • Background in avionics or marine electronics would be an asset.
  • Lean product development experience preferred.

Experience Requirements

Experience of developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development. Developing papers to lead influence and steer the development of International & National Specification Standards.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Knowledge of the Design & Development of discrete and modular VHF/UHF RF circuitry 500 KHz up to 9GHz (PA, PLL, CDMA, and Receiver design), analogue & digital circuits, switch mode PSU & PCBs for medium volume production. An emphasis on designing for Lithium/Alkaline battery powered devices. Experience of embedded firmware development would be advantageous.
  • SMT soldering skills down to 0402
  • Competent with Schematic and PCB layout in packages such as Altium and PADS
  • Competent with LabView
  • Competent in Word, PowerPoint and competent in manipulating data in Excel.
  • RF simulation software tools Microwave Office
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets within a production environment
  • A passion and motivation to continuously improve the production, processes, systems and work practices
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in the English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of Senior Management.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers and colleagues.
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and applying sound judgement
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Problem solving skills
  • Numerical skills Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and calculus.
  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team working skills
  • Reasoning ability define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • A track record of working with Senior Management teams and meeting established deadlines for Production milestones are essential.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.

Software Engineer

Position Summary

To be responsible for research into new technology and techniques for inclusion in future company products.   To work with the Chief Technology Officer on technical ideas/solutions to support the Business roadmaps. To evaluate competitors’ products and prepare draft product specifications for future new products.   To provide technical support to the R&D engineers and the project teams as and when necessary, particularly during the project Feasibility & Concept phases, at design reviews and when technical issues occur.

Developing ‘white papers’ to support R&D feasibility studies and concept development.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assess new technologies and techniques relevant to current or planned company products and make recommendations for inclusion in future design and development or cost reduction programmes
  • Assess competitor products and produce reports, technical performance, novel features, benefits and compliance with international standards
  • Contribute to the concept development phase of new products, attending meetings and initial engineering activities as necessary to develop the specifications and design approaches in conjunction with the R&D team
  • Research and develop software applications for embedded devices related to portable communication products including conceptual design, detail design and coding, qualification testing and documentation. Most devices are RF technology
  • Develop software and test requirements from given system level requirements
  • Manage all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and timescales
  • Derive software development and test requirements from given system level requirements
  • Keep up with current technology in field through reading, self-study and seminars
  • Experience with SW development techniques, testing, and documentation Coordinates field installation & upgrade support of developed products
  • Commitment to team engineering and lean transformation
  • Assist the Chief Technical Officer by providing technical expertise as maybe required from time to time, to support new product development programmes and help resolve technical problems
  • In conjunction with the Chief Technical Officer, work closely with the Project Manager, to ensure that their projects are adequately supported
  • Report all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and progress and when requested take a lead on projects acting as the Project Manager
  • Ensure that all software designs that you are responsible for are ‘fit for purpose’ and meet relevant Safety, Reliability and Approval standards by means of Design Reviews, Risk Assessment, Examination and Testing
  • Control the design status of any tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Documentation and Reports
  • Ensure that you operate in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System and document all work activities within your remit.
  • To ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered to in a safe working environment, in accordance with the Statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Any other duties as may be reasonably required by the business from time to time.

 

Education Requirements

BSEE or BSc with emphasis on embedded software design techniques required.

Experience Requirements

  • Over 2 years relevant experience with embedded software design applications.
  • Hands on experience programming with Microsoft Visual Studio and microprocessor development systems.
  • Experience with developing embedded SW for DSP, ARM , TI, uPic microcontrollers.
  • Experience with developing mobile applications.
  • Familiar with graphical software design, experience with developing embedded graphical mapping engine SW a plus.
  • Experience with automated test systems for manufacturing a plus.
  • Experience with RF communications systems and marine navigation a plus.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • Proven experience in firmware Design & Development of embedded microcontroller products.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.
  • Proven experience and record of delivering targets against deadlines.
  • Excellent spoken and written communication in English language, as well as the ability to raise action points with clarity and confidence in the presence of Senior Management.
  • Ability to motivate co-workers and colleagues.
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and applying sound judgment.
  • Organisation and efficiency.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Competent in reading electronic schematics – beneficial.
  • Numerical skills and the ability to work with mathematical concepts.
  • Communication skills.
  • Team working skills.
  • Reasoning ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
    Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Electronics Technician

Position Summary

To work with the engineers to support the Business.

Develop and tests circuits and equipment under direction of engineering staff by performing the following duties.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assembles and tests breadboards, prototypes and test equipment per engineering project requirements.
  • Assists engineers in preparing design and manufacturing drawings and procedures.
  • Fabricates jigs, fixtures and setups.
  • Manage all aspects of the research activities assigned to you including costs and timescales.
  • Ensure that all electronic designs that you are responsible for are ‘fit for purpose’ and meet relevant Safety, Reliability and Approval standards by means of Design Reviews, Risk Assessment, Examination and Testing.
  • Control the design status of any tasks for which you are responsible by the generation and maintenance of the relevant Project Documentation and Reports.
  • Provide support and assistance to Sales and Marketing, Manufacturing and Quality in areas where your expertise is of benefit.
  • Ensure that you operate in accordance with Company Procedures and the approved Quality System and document all work activities within your remit.
  • Ensure that safe working practices are strictly adhered to in a safe working environment, in accordance with the statutory provisions of current Health & Safety legislation.
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.
  • Ensure and enforce health and safety regulations
  • To perform such duties that may be assigned as determined by the management team.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Requirements

  • OND / HND or equivalent in Electrical Engineering.
  • Lean product development experience preferred.

Experience Requirements

  • 1 years of engineering lab work experience.
  • A working knowledge of Lean techniques preferred.

Skills and Competencies Requirements

  • A working knowledge of and skills in the following areas are desired:
    • Properties and applications of common transistors, diodes and IC’s
    • Operational amplifier circuits
    • Audio, video, and RF amplifier circuits
    • Use of applications programs on PC
    • Use of common engineering equipment including signal generators (audio, function, RF), analogue oscilloscopes, digital oscilloscopes, logic analysers & spectrum analysers.
  • SMT soldering skills down to 0402
  • Competent with Schematic and PCB layout in packages such as Altium and PADS
  • Competent with LabView
  • Competent in Word and ability in manipulating data in Excel
  • Ability to communicate effectively to customers or employees of the organization
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to work within a team taking direction from engineering staff
  • Operate in a logical and systematic manner and applying sound judgement
  • Organisation and efficiency
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Team working skills
  • Self-motivated/self-starter with the ability to work across multi-site/multi-cultural teams.

Please contact Ocean Signal at jobs@oceansignal.com with your CV if you are interested in any position