Electronic Test/Optical Engineer

£28,200 per annum
05 Jul 2017
02 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Electronic Test/Optical Engineer
Ocean Technology and Engineering, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:
We are seeking a talented Electronic Test/Optical Engineer to help drive further innovation, development and commercialisation of our current and future microfluidic sensor technologies and other oceanographic sensing and sampling equipment. Working as a member of the Electronics and Software Team, you will be part of an existing wider team of forty research staff, engineering staff and graduate students equipped with world class fabrication, testing and design facilities together with instrumentation and analytical laboratories and access to sea going and polar research logistics.

Your role will be the design, implementation and test of electronic test systems or development of optical measurement and test systems. This will include documentation of designs, procuring commercial manufacturing services and interaction with our customers to determine requirements. You will be used to working in a team and presenting design ideas for review orally and in writing. Your work will encompass the complete design and development cycle from rudimentary concept through prototyping, detail design, production of simulations, testing and on to systems that you may have opportunity to support at sea or at other field locations as part of a commissioning team.

You will work closely with OTEG’s Mechanical, Multidisciplinary and Analytical Science teams and you will be expected to share your experience with, and offer support to, these teams to maintain a fully integrated development group. Similarly, you will take full advantage of the wider expertise in the group to enhance your own work through a broader understanding and appreciation of OTEG’s wider remit.

This is a Fixed Term Appointment, available for 3 years offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.

This is a Band 6 position and the starting salary will be £28,200 per annum and depending upon skills and experience, a salary uplift and/or additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.

Please note, we are not able to sponsor candidates for this role, who require a right to work in the UK.

Hours of Work:  
The hours of working are full time, 37 hours per week.

About you:
We seek applicants who can demonstrate a track record of innovative, elegant design solutions for a range of applications using the latest research and computer aided design and analysis. A good knowledge of either electronic test design and implementation or optical design is essential. Practical experience, designing, testing, measuring and debugging complex systems is required. A good knowledge of embedded firmware programing in C for would be an advantage. A Degree in Electronic Engineering, or Optical Design or closely related discipline or equivalent research experience in an academic or industrial setting is essential.

You will have a broad spectrum of skills and have a flexible approach, demonstrating your ability to deliver solutions to complex problems and to quickly master new techniques.  

What we can offer you:
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including an RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported.

About us:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.

With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (http://noc.ac.uk/).    

For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Chris Cardwell (chris.cardwell@noc.ac.uk).

Our Commitment as an Employer:
The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognises excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.
The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:
All internal and external applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS). For further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website via the Apply button quoting reference number IRC241592. To apply, please submit an up-to-date CV (including covering letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role). If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867000.

Closing date: 30th July 2017

Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place on 15th, 16th or 17th of August 2017.

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