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Senior Laser Engineer

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8 Jul 2021

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Aerospace, Defence, Engineering, Information Technology
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<p>We are looking for a Senior Laser Engineer to join us at Leonardo. Leonardo is an international leader in the development of cutting edge sensor products deployed across a wide range of airborne platforms for our Aerospace and Defence customers.<br /> <br /> As a Senior Laser Engineer will join our world class optics and laser development team which provides leading-edge solutions into the global defence sector. The extensive product range includes targeting lasers, high energy laser delivery systems, electro-optic countermeasures solutions and electro-optic targeting and surveillance systems. Each of these products is based upon sophisticated and complex optical design solutions created by our team and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Edinburgh.<br /> <br /> This position has been created during an exciting period of technology development and business growth, resulting in real opportunities for continuous career development for the motivated individual.<br /> <br /> You will be working within a vibrant capital city, with excellent transport links and walking distance to various key destinations. As an organisation that places great emphasis on personal development, you will receive on the job training with the opportunity to be upskilled to develop your skill set. There is also opportunity to receive additional training through taught courses, subject to business needs. Joining Leonardo offers fantastic benefits including half day Fridays, flexible working, free gym membership etc. Take that next step in your professional career and join an organisation that takes great pride in their employees, implements successful development plans and a great work life balance.<br /> <br /> What can we offer you:<br /> <br /> Annual leave of 25 days plus bank holidays<br /> Award-winning pension scheme, including an attractive employer contribution<br /> Flexible working and additional flex-leave schemes to give you the time and flexibility you need to enjoy a balanced life<br /> Access to thousands of online courses free of charge via Coursera<br /> Learning &amp; Development - we will assess your development needs in line with the role you wish to perform, to allow you to further develop your knowledge<br /> Salary sacrifice schemes<br /> Onsite Occupational Health Service to look after your physical and mental wellbeing, and keep you safe at work<br /> Restaurant facilities, including a coffee shop and restaurant<br /> Employee discount schemes for you and your family, including retail, cinema, hotel bookings and vehicle benefits<br /> Family friendly policies<br /> Career breaks - where appropriate, we support you to pursue other interests outside the workplace<br /> Positive support for the Reserve Forces, including additional time off for Reservists<br /> Free parking<br /> As a Senior Laser Engineer you will be involved in the research, design, development and manufacture phases of the product lifecycle. You will assume responsibility for the delivery of all laser design aspects of a product whilst working within a multidisciplinary project team where they will collaborate closely with other domain experts. You will champion rigorous engineering approaches and drive the delivery of robust and cost-effective design solutions. You will often be required to liaise with the customer community and have regular interactions with the external supply chain.<br /> <br /> You will have a great opportunity to contribute to the design and development of laser products, carry out analysis and performance simulations, supports the integration and test of laser products and work closely with manufacturing colleagues and suppliers to ensure the delivery of high quality products.<br /> <br /> You will provide expertise in modelling or designing laser architectures, components and subsystems using commercial and in-house tools. You will create and review manufacturing data packs and test specifications. Your role will play a key part in product qualification by problem solving to support manufacture and often engage with external stakeholders including customers and suppliers. Working on your own initiative will be second nature to you and you will also enjoy working within a project team environment and demonstrate ownership of work packages.<br /> You will possess a master's level qualification in physics or optical sciences. A PhD in a relevant field is highly desirable.<br /> <br /> You will bring previous experience working in a laser product development and/or laser applied research environment. It is also necessary to have had ownership of a laser design which has been manufactured (in one off or volume production).<br /> <br /> You will have experience in the design, characterisation and manufacture of lasers using appropriate commercial tools. An advanced understanding of laser physics and a detailed understanding and familiarity with solid state or fibre lasers is required. An appreciation of the mechanical and electrical design aspects of laser systems would be beneficial.</p>


Leonardo is a global high-tech company and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security.

The company employs around 7,000 people across the UK with sites based in Basildon, Bristol, Edinburgh Lincoln, Luton, Southampton and Yeovil.

Leonardo offers a funded benefits package and flexible-working conditions. As one of the UK’s leading engineering companies, you have the opportunity to work alongside leading experts in their field and to take on some of the sector's most challenging engineering programmes.

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Sigma House
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SS14 3EL
United Kingdom
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