Motor Design and Controls Engineer

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We are looking for a driven and self-motivated motor design engineer to join our team.
They will be responsible for the overall design of the motors which form an integral part of our products. This will include analysing customer and system requirements, making design proposals against those requirements, simulating and iterating the electromagnetic design, working with other departments to deliver a complete design and working with suppliers to deliver final hardware. They will have the opportunity to work with and be supported by highly experienced engineering and production teams.
The motor design engineer will contribute to dynamic modelling of the systems the motors form a part of and to the design of control algorithms for these systems and the tuning of these systems. They will use these models to qualify their proposed motor designs and overall system performance against requirements throughout the product lifecycle. They will work on products from concept stage through to volume production, including established and blank sheet designs across our valve and systems capabilities.
The successful candidate will be proactive in proposing and delivering appropriate solutions across the product lifecycle and demonstrate an ability to manage their workload effectively to meet project goals. They will have an eye for detail and combine broad and deep knowledge to work effectively with complex systems.

Essential Requirements:

  • An understanding of electromagnetic theory and its application to the design of electronic motors
  • An understanding of control theory and its application to electronic, hydraulic and/or mechanical systems
  • A proven ability to use maths as part of a design process
  • A broad understanding of electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, and other relevant subject areas
  • Programming in a scripting language e.g. Python, Matlab, C#
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to plan and manage their time and workload to meet project goals
  • Able to work individually and as part of a multi-disciplinary team to identify and solve problems inside and outside their area of expertise
  • 3+ years relevant industry experience
  • Degree level education in Electronics, Computer Science, Engineering, Maths, Physics, or closely related subject

Beneficial Requirements:

  • 2+ years of previous experience designing electronic motors or similar electromagnetic
  • systems
  • Experience designing and tuning controller for dynamic systems
  • Programming in other languages including C++
  • Mechanical engineering experience
  • 3D and 2D CAD
  • Experience working with Matlab and Simulink

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and document electromagnetic and electromechanical systems including brushless DC and other motor topologies
  • Model dynamic systems including motors, drive electronics and mechanical systems
  • Design and tune control algorithms for a variety of systems
  • Use simulation tools to iterate and qualify your designs against requirement
  • Iterate and improve your models by carrying out and supporting real world testing
  • Work with internal and external suppliers to deliver working prototype and production hardware
  • Work with other departments to continuously improve our products and processes throughout the product lifecycle

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to deliver world leading products
  • You will be required to attend the production and development facility in Pucklechurch on regular basis to support the integration and testing of the end-product during the development process


  • 56 days off consisting of 22 days to use as you like, 26 fixed days (alternate Fridays off) + public bank holidays
  • Employee share scheme
  • High performance computing kit and accessories
  • Employer pension scheme (5% contribution)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A culture committed to continuous personal and professional development
  • Amazing people and more

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