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Senior Systems Engineer

Turntide Technologies

Turntide Technologies

Software Engineering
England, UK
Posted on Thursday, August 10, 2023

In 2021 Turntide acquired three North East businesses to establish our presence in the UK – those businesses were Borg Warner in Gateshead, Hyperdrive in Sunderland and Avid in Cramlington. The acquisitions allowed us to extend our Smart Motor System to the transportation sector and help turn the tide on climate change.

There is a massive change happening across Transportation. Companies are working furiously to develop new electrified platforms to meet the demands of their customers and do their part to reduce carbon emissions. Our Turntide for Electrification solutions help ease the customer journey and accelerate their transition. The faster they can transform, the better it is for our planet.

A Senior Systems Engineer’s primary responsibility will be to develop and test battery and hybrid systems and support the customer in the integration of the battery product into various applications. The role is based at our site in Sunderland and reports into the System Engineer Lead.

Job Role

In this role the Senior Systems Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop and test state of the art battery and hybrid systems.
  • Define System Requirements for new battery product and manage requirements flow down.
  • Working closely with Product and Customers to integrate Turntide battery products into various applications ranging from vehicles to power generation and UPS systems.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of Turntide Battery Management Systems.
  • Carry out in-depth system testing of battery systems.
  • Provide detailed reporting and documentation for work carried out.
  • Provide training and support to Turntide customers.
  • Develop innovative methods to constantly improve our products and testing methods.
  • Provide timely feedback and reporting to the design teams for product improvement.
  • Develop product specifications and manuals.
  • Write test procedures.
  • Develop Design Verification Plan & Results process and perform system level FMEA.

Experience and Skills

We’re looking for candidates with the following experience and skills:

  • Testing and development of new products.
  • Ability to read test plans, interpret test results and to conduct investigations.
  • Understanding of electronics, mechanical systems and firmware.
  • Experience of setting up safe systems of work.
  • Good problem solving and IT skills.

It would also be great (but not essential) if in addition to the above you also had:

  • System engineering knowledge.
  • Requirements management experience.
  • Firmware experience.
  • Demonstrate ability to acquire information and knowledge.
  • Strong career progression in a highly technical industry such as automotive, robotics, power generation or marine.


A degree or equivalent in the following discipline is required: Engineering, preferably Electronics or Electrical

Relevant experience could also be considered


The ideal candidate will have the following personal qualities:

  • Enthusiastic, flexible and able to thrive and succeed in times of ambiguity and change
  • Structured individual with ability to interact and communicate at all levels of the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communications and relationship building skills with internal and external stakeholders
  • Good commercial awareness and proactive problem-solving skills to ensure business needs are understood and agreed solutions are delivered.
  • This is a very hands-on position – we expect a person with a ‘roll up your sleeves’ attitude.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, prioritise work accordingly and meet tight deadlines
  • Pro-active taking ownership of tasks given and follow through to completion
  • Must model highest degree of moral and ethical behaviour
  • Must be able to work alone with minimum guidance, but also be able to operate effectively as part of a team.
  • Confident, thoughtful and able to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical team members
  • Ability to mentor and train effectively, supporting development through hands-on or practical experience.
  • Must have an agile approach to work
  • Tackle problems with creativity and innovation
  • Hungry for success, self-motivated, results-driven, and ambitious

The Upside

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid/flexible working options
  • Enhanced Company pension scheme
  • Life insurance annual salary
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, adoption & SPL
  • Employee assistance wellbeing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site gym and restaurant (Gateshead site only)
  • Eyecare support
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays with the option to purchase an additional five day’s annual leave

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Turntide Technologies is committed to applying equal opportunities at all stages of recruitment and selection, in line with its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy in addition to our duty under the Equality Act 2010 to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity. As such, any applicant with a disability will not be excluded unless unable to perform a duty intrinsic to the role, having considered reasonable adjustments. Reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process will be made to ensure that no applicant is disadvantaged because of their disability.

Please contact the UK Recruitment team to discuss or request any reasonable adjustments or find out any further information regarding this position.

Please note: Direct applications only. No unsolicited Staffing Recruitment Firm submissions will be accepted. Any unsolicited CVs received will be treated as the property of Turntide Technologies.

Terms and Conditions

I understand that disclosure of my gender and ethnicity (“Voluntary Disclosures”) is completely voluntary and will not be used to administer by application for employment. This information will only be used for diversity, equity and inclusion purposes.

I also understand and acknowledge all personal information, except for the Voluntary Disclosures, provided herein or collected in the future by the hiring company (“Company”) may be collected, used, or disclosed to administer my application of employment and this information may be shared with Company’s affiliates and subsidiaries for employment consideration purposes, as well as with third parties who perform related recruitment services on Company’s behalf. These third parties are not authorized by Company to use or disclose application information, except as necessary to perform services on Company’s behalf or to comply with legal requirements.

I further understand that my personal information will be kept confidential, secure, and may be stored by Company and/or third parties in various locations worldwide, including the USA, Canada and the UK.

I consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of my personal information provided to Company for purposes noted herein, including the Voluntary Disclosures for diversity, equity and inclusion reporting purposes. Except for consent relating to Voluntary Disclosures, I understand that if consent is withheld or revoked, my application will be withdrawn.

I verify that all statements made in my application for employment are true and correct and understand that any false statement shall disqualify me from employment. For additional information regarding Company’s applicant privacy policies and the collection, use or disclosure of personal information in connection with submitting an application for employment, please refer to the Applicant Privacy Notice.