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Senior Laser Development Engineer

Senior Laser Development Engineer

Job Title: Senior Laser Development Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Fareham
Salary: Circa 40 - 45k
Start Date: asap
Reference: GF4815
Contact Name: Gemma Feist
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 30, 2019 09:52

Job Description

Senior Laser Development Engineer
Perm role - £40,000 - £45,000 plus bens
Southampton, Hampshire
Our design, development and manufacturing client based in Southampton is seeking a Senior Laser Development Engineer to expand their team.
Job Purpose:
This role will drive the optical development of next generation fibre laser products through the full product development lifecycle, ensuring the requirements of all stakeholders are met, including other product development functions, product marketing and introduction into manufacturing. This is an important role in the Product Development team with interaction across many functions within the company, and with significant influence on the successful launch of new products to market.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
Development of innovative fibre laser technologies as part of the New Product Introduction (NPI) team and in conjunction with the technology development groups 
Development of prototype lab demonstrators and product evaluation lasers in collaboration with other members of a multi-disciplinary project team
Support the verification and validation requirements for new product developments
Identification and management of project risk
Create and maintain project documentation, including transfer of new products, test requirements and processes from Development to Manufacturing
Reporting of project progress to the project team
Required Experience:
This role requires a strongly practical, hands-on approach to technology development, underpinned with a good understanding of the physical principles of lasers and associated components
Successful candidates will ideally have 3-5 years experience in a technology development environment for high-power lasers, and will possess some knowledge and understanding of competitive technologies, performance-critical requirements and reliability
Ideally have worked within  cross-functional project teams to deliver large scale and complex NPI into lean manufacturing environments
May have some experience of small scale project management
Ideally a PhD related to lasers / fibre optics with subsequent relevant experience in industrial laser development
Alternatively a Bachelor or Masters Degree in a Science, Technology or Engineering related field coupled with 5 years relevant experience in industrial laser development
Personal Profile:
Must enjoy hands on optical lab work, experimentation and design
Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales
Has the drive and initiative to manage their own workload, and the adaptability to be flexible, prioritise and deliver against deadlines and changes in priorities with minimal supervision
Happy to work in a dynamic environment and adaptable to changes in priorities
Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams
Hands-on with creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into working solutions
Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and a strong execution-oriented approach
Must be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements
To aply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review.