Sensor Engineer

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Date: Feb 7, 2024

Location: Doncaster, GB

Company: Bekaert NV

Role:- Sensor Engineer

Location:-  Doncaster

Salary:- £38,000 - £43,000 Depending upon experience


About the role

Due to ongoing growth and development, we are recruiting for an experienced Sensor Engineer to join Bridon Bekaert Ropes Group (BBRG) Advanced Services team based out from the technology centre in Doncaster UK. As an integral member of the technology team this role will be key to the ongoing research and development of our products and advanced digital/IoT service offerings. It presents a unique chance for professional growth and learning, providing a pathway to establish a rewarding career within a specialized industry.


The role involves developing and evaluating sensor technologies for rope condition monitoring applications reporting to a Senior Sensor & Instrumentation Engineer. Applying electronics, sensors, and mechatronics for measuring industrial rope parameters, contribute to R&D and collaborate on various measurement technologies, including Magnetic Resonance Testing (MRT), 3D cameras, load cells, ultrasonics, lasers, optical fiber and more.


As a Sensor Engineer you will

  • Research and evaluate relevant sensing technologies for industrial rope products and in general for lifting market.
  • Perform electronic design and assembly.
  • Analyze data using Python or similar language.
  • Apply measurement principles, data validation, and signal/image analysis.
  • Utilize Embedded C/Micropython and undertake microcontroller programming.
  • Design sensor integration methods for mechanical components and rope systems.
  • Collaborate on research programs with the Senior Sensor & Instrumentation Engineer.
  • Develop electro-mechanical sensors and instrumentation.
  • Project manage development projects, test product prototypes, create test plans, and present findings.
  • Participate in R&D and innovation processes.
  • Participate in customer interactions and value mapping exercises to determine problem – solution FIT and technologies required.
  • Assess new technology feasibility with third parties and collaborate with sensor suppliers for custom solutions.
  • Manage project documentation and testing plans.
  • Perform additional duties as needed based on project requirements

About You

Essential skills & competencies

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics, Physics or related field.
  • Lifting Industry certifications (nice to have)
  • Experience in designing proof of concept (PoC) acquisition systems using Python / MATLAB and microcontrollers
  • Sensor data analysis.
  • Experience with custom-built firmware and hardware.
  • Experience in Windows and Linux OS.
  • Hands on electronics skills such as PCB manufacture / soldering etc.
  • Experience with CAD software ex. Fusion 360.
  • Proficient knowledge of sensors and IoT architecture.
  • knowledge of machine learning and AI is a plus.
  • Understanding of computing principles, hardware, data formats and security.
  • Effective written and verbal communication in English (additional languages are a plus ex. Italian).
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.



Be part of something bigger!

As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and a revenue of €7 billion, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!

Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change



What’s in it for me?

  • Competitive Salary in line with relevant industry experience
  • Hybrid Working
  • Annual Salary Review
  • Company Pension scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays


Will you dare to take the next step?

Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers


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