Systems Engineer


Job Location:

Leatherhead, UK

Type of Job:

Full time

up to £40,000



The role

The Systems Engineer will be responsible for the definition, design, testing and delivery of the innovative systems behind Sunswap’s core technology. This is a great opportunity to be part of building a fast-growing business in an exciting environment. You will play a major role in the development of the Sunswap product range.

You will:

  • Generate concepts and systems supporting Sunswap’s innovation.

  • Capture and specify system requirements.

  • Create engineering documentation including wiring diagrams, system schematics, test plans, component specifications and reports.

  • Work closely with all engineering departments to help implement suitable control strategies and functionality using Matlab and Simulink.

  • Specify and source components, considering both performance and cost.

  • Play a part in the physical assembly and test of the prototype products.

  • Articulate complex technical solutions with peers and non-engineering colleagues, such that others can easily understand, build and evolve your ideas.

  • Support customer deployments of the Sunswap refrigeration units.

You are:

  • Passionate about developing and implementing real-world systems.

  • A creative problem solver – you find enjoyment in finding solutions to complex issues.

  • Not dependent on process – you are comfortable with doing things differently and ready to challenge us to do the same.

  • Comfortable working autonomously – juggling multiple projects and activities at once.

  • Not afraid to roll your sleeves up and participate in hands-on work when required and enjoy the practical element of the engineering process.

  • An effective communicator – keen to share your opinions and ideas whilst building on others’.

  • Customer centric – you see the bigger picture of what we are trying to achieve.

  • A pragmatist – you understand the trade-offs between engineering design choices and make decisions that work best for the team and wider business.

You have:

  • A degree in electrical, systems, automotive, aerospace engineering or equivalent.

  • Experience in automotive / transport / motorsport / electrical systems, complying with industry standards, safety processes and certification.

  • Demonstrable experience of performing system development from requirements capture through concept design, detailed design and manufacture through to installation, testing, and commissioning.

  • An awareness of good engineering practices, new product introduction methods and problem-solving techniques.

  • An understanding of system-level engineering and the interaction between digital, electrical and mechanical systems.

  • A high-level knowledge of electronics and battery technology.

Why you’ll want to work at Sunswap

  • We are developing first of a kind technology that will change the world.

  • You’ll have exposure to all areas of business with ownership and learning opportunities.

  • A supportive test and learn mentality.

  • You’ll contribute directly to the future of sustainable transportation.

  • You’ll be part of an inspiring work environment with short lines of communication, flat structures and a great team spirit.

  • Regular company socials. Work hard, play hard.

  • Sunswap swag.

At Sunswap we want all our employees to feel comfortable bringing their passion, creativity and individuality to work. We value all cultures, backgrounds and experiences, as we truly believe that diversity drives innovation. For us, the right attitude and a desire to learn is essential so we would love to hear from you - even if you don’t meet all of the above.

Join us on our mission to decarbonise the supply chain.