Experis Engineering

Optical Design Engineer (Novel Laser Systems)

Location
Hampshire
Salary
£42000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted
27 Jan 2017
Closes
24 Feb 2017
Ref
J361197A
Contact
paul perkins
Clearance Level
SC
Job Type
Permanent

Optical Design Engineer (Novel Laser Systems)

PERMANENT, FULL-TIME, UP TO £42K (DOE), HAMPSHIRE or WORCESTERSHIRE

The Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Optical Design Engineer to join a leading Global Defence Technology & Security organisation. You will work within the Applied Sciences business unit based at one of their sites in Hampshire or Worcestershire.

Responsibilities

You will be a part of the High Energy Laser (HEL) team within the Disruptive Technologies division and, through your experience of the design of optical systems will be actively involved in delivering designs and hardware relating to novel laser systems.

  • Advise on the optical design aspects of novel laser systems including beam propagation & safety considerations
  • Undertake technical tasks relating to HEL related research. This will include system and sub-system design activities
  • Provide continuous communication of current and future projected workload to your line manager

Requirements & Essential Qualifications

  • Extensive knowledge or experience in optical design of systems/sub-systems
  • Engineering/Technical/Scientific expertise through an appropriate technical experience or qualifications.
  • Both a theoretical and practical knowledge of optical design
  • Experience of research programmes involving modelling, experiment and trials
  • Expertise in laser optics at kW level, preferably including fibre lasers, beam quality management and opto/thermomechanical effects
  • Understanding of issues affecting choice and design of optical materials, coatings on optics, connectors, mounting and tolerancing
  • Experience of working with laboratory test and measurement equipment/instrumentation
  • Experience in optical laser system design, theoretical and practical safety analysis using Matlab, Excel or similar

Security Clearance

If successful, you will be put through Ministry of Defence security clearance.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this opportunity and meet the criteria, apply online today to be considered for an interview!