Product Manager (Scientific) - Mechanical, Optical & Electronics

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£50,000 - £65,000 + Company Perks
14 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Product Manager (Scientific) - Mechatronics, Mechanical, Optical & Electronics
Didcot, Oxford, OX11
£50,000 - £65,000 + Company Perks

About Us

We are developing a new generation of instruments for cutting edge scientific, process and industrial applications. Our technology applies a unique approach to high precision gas analysis. These instruments have broad applicability in global environmental monitoring networks, upstream and downstream oil and gas operations, next generation semiconductor fabrication and a wide variety of process industries. We are in early development stage, as such this is a unique opportunity to be part of a rapidly growing company and be integral to the shaping of a new technology that has potential to push the boundaries of science, improve profitability and safety in industrial settings and reduce emissions throughout a variety of process industries. 

Product Manager Role Overview:

The post holder will be responsible for the overall , design and execution of products, patent portfolio and a major role in technical business development for the company.


+ Lead planning of core Development projects and deliver to cost & timescale
+ To lead the design, development and pre manufacturing, build of products. This will require knowledge of overall systems engineering for manufacture of precision mechanical and electronic systems involving software.
+ Identify technology trends and evolving technology applications that may support or impede the success of the business
+ Evaluate and identify appropriate technology platforms for producing and evolving our spectrometer and other products
+ Manage the knowledge gained by feedback from the market into improvements in the product driving up reliability
+ Identify and mitigate risks for delivering our spectrometer technology.
+ Participate as a member of the team in further developing governance processes of direction, control and delivery to ensure that objectives are achieved, risks are managed appropriately and the organization's resources are used responsibly
+ Manage the patent portfolio and all IP/patent issues
+ Communicate the company's technology strategy to investors, management, staff, partners, customers, and stakeholders

Product Manager Candidate Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have excellent qualifications in related technical disciplines and be able to demonstrate expertise in Mechanical Engineering/ Electronic Engineering/ Analytical instruments product and process technology development. This should be coupled to experience at lead product development manager, or near CTO level, ideally with start-up/SME business experience as some stage in the career.

Technical Environment:

Robust precision mechanical systems, low noise electronics, application software, batch manufacturing

Personal characteristics: 

Gravitas, a leader, confident, consistent, resilient, diversity, eager, start-up mentality, bright, charismatic, analytical; attention to detail, capable of being hands on in a small team.

External Relationships: 

Tooling & Materials suppliers, outsourced front-end manufacturing partners, technology partners, software & electronic engineering contractors, customers


BSc C Eng Practical development of complex mechatronic systems into volume manufacture. Knowledge of the issues of laser sensing practical applications is desirable. 

Interested? Just Apply Below...

...But first a little formality. By applying you explicitly consent to us processing & passing your application to our client for review for this vacancy only. If your skills match the role you will hear back from us within 2 business days. If you have any pre-application questions please contact us quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.

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