Design Services Project Manager

A2E provides solutions across markets ranging from Energy (Renewable, Smart Metering, Oil & Gas) to Industrial, Life Sciences and Medical. As part of the Pivot International group, we cover the full product development cycle, including proof-of-concept to prototype to full production. We have been delivering electronics and software solutions for almost two decades, and work with our sister company Wideblue to deliver complete products including mechanics and optics.

We have a vacancy for an enthusiastic and experienced Project Manager, to drive the development of our next generation of innovative solutions for our clients. Working in design services the role offers customer contact and a variety of technically demanding projects. Projects cover the entire product lifecycle, from early concept development, detailed design, implementation and test, through to manufacture. This is a high-profile opportunity for you to demonstrate your talent in a fast-paced technical environment.

The focus of the role is to lead the A2E team to develop initial ideas into real tangible customer products in short timescales. The project manager has broad authority and responsibility for the customer relationship and success of projects. You will use your electronics product development experience and your project management skills to transform our customers’ ideas into products.

Essential Skills:

  • 5+ years’ project management experience
  • Experience of customer and supplier relationship management
  • Good technical and commercial judgement
  • Detailed understanding of the embedded systems product development process, from concept through to manufacture
  • Knowledge of a variety of engineering development processes, from waterfall through to agile
  • The ability to manage multi-disciplinary teams
  • Project estimation and planning, Microsoft Project
  • Excellent communication skills, both customer facing and internal
  • Flexibility to interpret a variety of datasheets, protocol documents, design specifications

You must:

  • Enjoy building relationships with the many and varied stakeholders in a project
  • Be someone who possesses a keen sense for the priorities and balancing conflicting needs and resources
  • Take responsibility for delivering customer projects to specification, on time and on budget
  • Be self-starting and happy in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Investigate, develop and utilise new technologies, components and techniques, processes and tools
  • Use your team building and leadership skills to manage team tasks to schedule and budget
  • Be organised, meticulous and pay great attention to detail
  • Enjoy problem solving and working in a fast-paced, team-based technical environment
  • Be comfortable creating customer-ready documentation and reports

The following skills are an advantage:

  • Strong background in digital and analogue system design, microcontroller system design
  • Experience of project financial management and techniques, e.g. earned value analysis
  • Knowledge of highly regulated development processes, e.g. medical devices, ATEX
  • Experience of preparing detailed proposals, helping to negotiate and win new contracts


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering or closely related subject

Additional Information:

  • No agencies please.
  • Any offer of employment will be subject to the successful candidate holding the right to work in the UK.

Job Type: Full-time:

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