Proven Condition Monitoring Solutions

Product Development Engineering Manager

To support the continued growth of the business, we are now seeking to recruit for the position of Product Development Engineering Manager to lead the product development teams within the  Engineering Department.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Product Development Engineering Manager will join the organisation’s Management Team and hold responsibility for the development of new vibration monitoring instrumentation and avionic products for the Company’s industrial and aerospace brands.  The successful candidate will be qualified to HND/Degree level in software engineering, electronics engineering, or a closely‑related discipline (or have equivalent relevant experience), and will have a proven track record in developing competitive world-class products within a multi-disciplinary Engineering Team.

The Company’s Engineering Department employs approximately 30 engineering professionals working across the disciplines of software development, electronic hardware development and mechanical design.  The role will entail direct line management of the individual Engineering Team leaders, ensuring that product development activities are completed on time and within budgets.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in engineering product development, and will be comfortable in working together with others to identify solutions to complex engineering problems.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in direct customer engagement and will work in close co‑operation with the organisation’s Management Team to provide solutions to customer problems.


  • To be responsible for line management and resource management of the engineering product development team
  • To be responsible for management and implementation of the organisation’s design and development processes to ensure high quality product development outcomes
  • To be responsible for the identification and management of technical risk throughout the product design and development lifecycle
  • To be responsible for discussing technical solutions with customers, entailing occasional travel throughout the UK and internationally
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the Engineering Team operates fully within all applicable quality and regulatory frameworks (ISO 9001 / AS9100D / EASA pt. 21 J DOA)
  • To be responsible for ensuring that the organisation’s products comply fully with all relevant and applicable regulatory and quality approvals (CE Marking, EMC Requirements, Environmental Requirements, RoHS, REACH, etc.)
  • To be responsible for the management of engineering resources, processes, tools and development environments, to achieve optimum productivity within the Engineering Department
  • To contribute towards the generation of project delivery plans in conjunction with the Project Office and Systems Engineering teams
  • To undertake continuous process improvement activities to support ongoing business performance
  • To identify suitable training and CPD for the Engineering Team, ensuring that the team remains abreast of the latest applicable technologies and working methodologies
  • To ensure that the Engineering Team is well-positioned for productive and sustainable growth in order to satisfy the long-term objectives of the business

Essential Experience:

  • A proven line manager with demonstratable team leadership experience
  • An active practitioner in either software engineering, electronic engineering, instrumentation systems design or an appropriate related discipline
  • Experience of operating within a multi-disciplinary engineering environment
  • The ability to demonstrate responsibilities for engineering product development lifecycle control, encompassing all applicable regulatory and quality requirements

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience in development of safety-related software and hardware solutions to applicable requirements RTCA/DO-178C, RTCA/DO-254 or IEC 61508 (SIL)
  • Experience of operating within an EASA pt.21 J (DOA) / G (POA) or pt.145 (MOA) environment
  • Experience of working in a multinational role with an appreciation of international business cultures and attitudes

The Person:

  • Highly motivated towards exemplifying the organisation’s core values of Quality, Service and Innovation
  • Enthusiastic, confident, self-motivated, flexible and determined to succeed
  • Excellent professional skills and the ability to recognise the importance of CPD
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Honest and realistic in reporting project quality, technical risk, cost and schedule outcomes
  • The ability to work independently using initiative and innovation to solve technical problems
  • Well organised, with the ability to work with minimal supervision and direction
  • Ability to prioritise and multitask, whilst maintaining attention to detail
  • Willingness to work outside of normal office hours, including UK and International travel

About the Business

Beran Instruments Ltd. / Helitune Ltd. are two operating companies of the Condition Monitoring Group (CMG) Ltd.  CMG has its headquarters in Torrington, North Devon, UK, and is dedicated to the design, manufacture and support of world-class conditioning monitoring solutions for the aviation, power generation and automotive industries, embodying the core business values of Quality, Service and Innovation.

CMG has additional facilities in Fareham, Munich, Chicago and Milan.  Over 70% of the organisation’s staff are based in the Torrington facility, and all product design & development is undertaken here for the Beran Instruments and Helitune product portfolios.

CMG has a proven track record in staff development, with over 25% of the Engineering Department’s staff being supported through undergraduate or postgraduate degree programmes through the region’s universities.  CMG has a strong partnership with academia for the development of new and emerging technologies to facilitate tomorrow’s condition monitoring solutions – Helitune Ltd. and the University of Bristol were together winners of the ‘Best Partnership’ and ‘Engineering Excellence’ awards at the 2012 UK KTP Awards.


To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to Sarah Reeves,

 Tel: (01805) 624304              Closing date:  30 April 2020