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Brigade Electronics Group PLC

Applications Engineer

We are looking for an experienced Applications Engineer to join our busy Engineering department. This is a customer-facing role, providing technical support and expertise to all customers and colleagues, including trouble shooting using all forms of communication including regular visits to customer sites as necessary. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Product application and technical support to customers and colleagues on exciting and new product development biased to Aftermarket & Fleet business throughout Brigade Group.
  • Knowledge of OEM working practices and product development life cycles
  • Troubleshooting and customer support
  • Applications engineering
  • Preparation of application documentation including CAD technical drawings, specification and installation instructions
  • In house assembly/modification of products
  • Preparation, maintenance and reporting of technical detail for application installations/projects.
  • Provide technical information and support in the preparation of quotes/tender documentation, business development and initial fittings.
  • Support BDM’s technically in quote support and business development and initial fittings
  • Lead training programs for internal and external customers

 The ideal candidate should be educated to NVQ Level 3 with a technical emphasis in electrical/electronics and have a high level of numeracy and literacy. The candidate must have a minimum 3 years’ experience with automotive electronics and/or electronics, knowledge of OEM working practices and product development life cycle and able to demonstrate high level of knowledge of DC circuits, plus understanding of analogues and digital electronics.

To find out more information please email hr@brigade-electronics.com

 

PA to Engineering Director

We are now recruiting for a PA to the Engineering Director to provide an effective personal assistant, secretarial and administrative service to the Engineering Director and administrative service to the Engineering team. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively seek opportunities to personally assist the Engineering Director with strategical, management and daily tasks maximising the Engineering’s Directors use of time
  • Provide effective administrative support to the Engineering & MP&L team as requested such as booking travel, raising purchase orders, organising meetings, facilities etc
  • Working with the team to support electronic filing, such as ensuring the Product life cycle management database and potential supplier data is updated
  • Develop and produce reports from key software tool such as Phocas, 3CX phone system, Navision and PLM and Create performance metrics and Key Performance Indicators helping the Director and section Managers optimise the team’s efficiencies and reporting into Board & Management meetings
  • Attend, facilitate, arrange or chair meetings as and when required
  • Manage department stationary and IT requirements.
  • To organise Team building/Social Events for Engineering staff and assist the Engineering Director in building effective teams both internally and externally
  • Ensuring office facilities and equipment are operational and effective for the team use, and work with the facilities manager to ensure the building remains operational

The ideal post holder will have a minimum of 3 years’ experience in secretarial and PA skills within the Automotive industry or Engineering teams and have technical awareness/interest in Electronics. Also the candidate should have a high standard of numeracy and literacy and a minimum 65 wpm typing speed, been computer literate and an understanding of database management.

Further skills required include:

  • Proactive – easily identify areas they can help in/with
  • Interest in technology & technically minded
  • Can work with and understands Engineers and their working practises
  • Relationship builder – helping the Director form effective teams
  • IT competent utilising IT system for management and reporting purposes

To find out more information please email hr@brigade-electronics.com

 

Algorithm Developer / Software Engineer (MATLAB platform)

This position will be mainly focused on leading the development of a new series of Brigade’s core commercial vehicle safety and efficiency products with a strong bias toward electronic engineering. Extensive knowledge of the technologies behind these products with good knowledge of the associated engineering principles will be needed.

The position will require taking on the knowledge of an ongoing development project which is currently in partnership with a well-known university. The goal for the applicant is to lead the development completely though all phases to create innovative and competitive new product within Brigade’s commercial vehicle product range.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Lead and develop advanced technology projects within the Product Development team
  • Support research and development of innovative technologies and products
  • Requirements and engineering specification creation
  • Review and approval of technical documentation
  • Supplier liaison on advance technology
  • Proficient with MATLAB platform (Matlab, Simulink, Embedded Coder)
  • Algorithm development for signal processing and analysis
  • Real-time optimization (Quadratic programming or similar)
  • Optimal state estimation (Kalman Filtering, particle filtering or similar)
  • Intermediate level in programming Language C/C++
  • Real-time embedded system development

The ideal candidate will need to hold Master of Engineering in Algorithm/Control Systems/Software Engineering or similar and have practical experience in algorithms / control systems / software development. The candidate will be required to be proficient with MATLAB platform and have an intermediate level in programming Language C/C++.

To find out more information please email hr@brigade-electronics.com

 

UK Sales Executive (South East Area)

This is a largely field based sales role in support of and working with the existing Business Development Managers (BDMs).  Thrust of the role will be to assist in planning, implementing and controlling the region/area in terms of sales operations. The role will be covering the South East areas (such as Norfolk, Essex, Surrey and Kent).

The job will include telephone prospecting for new business contacts, following up leads, exhibition attendance, plus regional sales meetings. 

It will be necessary for the successful candidate to have a ”home” office and will be expected, from time to time, to travel to Brigade’s Head Office based in South Darenth in Kent.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and report monthly on a sales ‘pipeline’ of prospects and customers
  • Follow up sales leads by telephone, email, and with personal visits
  • Attend / work on the company’s stand at exhibitions and conferences as required
  • Agree sales targets with line manager, and work to meet these targets
  • Liaise closely with the existing aftermarket field sales team, so as to avoid duplication of effort and/or upsetting the existing very strong aftermarket distribution network.
  • Telephone prospecting – mainly using the company’s existing database of fleet contacts
  • Maintain, on the company’s CRM database, an accurate and up-to-date record of all interactions with prospects and customers
  • Learn and thoroughly understand the products and services offered by the company, and keep fully up-to-date in this respect
  • Contribute to company development by bringing relevant opportunities to the attention of management.

The idea candidate must have a minimum 2 years field sales experience in the commercial vehicle and/or mobile machinery market sectors. A proven track record of success in territory sales and working and negotiating with customers at all levels to win business. Having experience in account management is essential.

Further skills required include:

  • Being a great communicator
  • Pro-active
  • Being flexible 
  • Having great customer service
  • Being enthusiastic

To find out more information please email hr@brigade-electronics.com