Spherea is a multinational test and measurement specialist providing complex test systems and solutions to major Defence, Aerospace and Space primes, platform manufacturers and equipment suppliers.

Our mission is to test the world and enable our clients to validate their new products & technologies and commercialise them quickly and cost-effectively. With an outstanding pedigree and test in our DNA we are involved in an unlimited field of applications and industries that can range from commercial aircrafts, light armoured vehicles, helicopters, battle tanks, space platforms, nuclear power stations control systems and even complete metro systems. Whether our customers are at the qualification, production or maintenance stage, we deliver the right solution to meet the requirements of their ambitious programmes.

Spherea UK has entered a growth phase and is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Hardware Engineer who will contribute to our growth and use this amazing opportunity to broaden their knowledge and progress within the company.

Your Role

This role requires an individual with a logical & analytical mindset who is always keen to learn and who will enjoy having a diverse range of engineering projects. The ideal candidate is self- motivated and result driven. Coaching and mentoring will be provided with the objective of developing the candidate to become autonomous in their day-to-day activities and to support their career aspirations.

The role is based in the office in Bournemouth, with occasional travel to customer sites.

Your main responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining engineering and electronics designs used across a number of industries such as Space, Air, Military and Nuclear.
  • This is a unique opportunity to work on projects from start to finish:
    • Requirements capture :concept, specification and feasibility of solution
    • Design and creation electronic hardware solutions using COTS instrument and/or bespoke PCB designs
    • Supporting production (during manufacturing phase)
    • Working with different departments including production, logistics, design and test as well as with customers
    • Support the commissioning and validation of the system
    • Play a key role in the final acceptance of the equipment
  • Finding innovative solutions to engineering challenges in order to meet budgets and timescales.

Key Skills & Experience

  • The ideal candidate will have a degree in a relevant engineering discipline (Electronics/Aerospace/RF/Power Electronics)
  • High level of Hardware Design and knowledge of Analog/Digital Electronics
  • Qualified to Bachelor Degree or higher in one of the following: Systems, Electronics or Physics
  • Knowledge of complete manufacturing process including customer requirements, design, production, test and development
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience, at least 2 years in Engineering Design role
  • Experience in using high speed technologies and COTS instruments
  • Ability to quickly process the information and adopt approach to solving problems
  • Good understanding of the life cycle of industrial projects
  • Excellent communicator
  • Very driven and performs well under pressure

Additional skills or interests that would be advantageous

  • Project Management
  • An understanding of other engineering domains; e.g. Control Systems/Power/Electro-Mechanical/Physics/Radio-comms.

Spherea UK offers a comprehensive rewards package including a generous holiday allowance and a pension with a high level of Employer contribution. Through our fully funded benefits scheme you can enjoy products that ensure you stay healthy and secure and suit todays demanding lifestyles. These include family level private healthcare, complimentary therapies cash plan (dental, optical, physio, EAP), Life Assurance and Income Protection.


  • We have a great benefits package; on top of a competitive salary
  • Generous Pension Scheme (4% EE & 8% ER)
  • Full Family Healthcare Plan
  • Family Cash Plan
  • 27 Days Holiday (plus Bank Holidays)
  • The ability to work remotely (after a qualifying period)
  • Cycle Scheme

If you feel you could be a good addition to our team, please send us your CV via careers@spherea.co.uk or click the link below.