Principal Optical Engineer - Laser Industry

NKT Photonics
Hamble, Southampton
£Competitive salary
26 Nov 2018
24 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Principal Optical Engineer - Laser Industry 
Southampton, Hampshire 
£Competitive salary 

We are growing quickly - so be prepared for change and career opportunities! 

NKT Photonics is a dynamic, international high-tech company and a leader in the development, manufacture and supply of high performance fiber lasers and photonic crystal fibers. We employ some of the best and most creative people in our industry and they have helped to make us one of the fastest growing and most innovative photonics companies in the World. 

Now is a great time to join us as we embark on significant and hugely exciting growth plans; not just here, but across our global organisation - so be prepared for change and career opportunities! 

It’s an exciting, inspiring place to work where we encourage both personal and career development. To support our plans, we are now looking for a talented Principal Optical Engineer to join our growing team. 

You will contribute to the development of a new generation of high power lasers and associated equipment. Along the product journey, you will use your problem-solving skills to deliver innovative solutions to ensure that we stay at the cutting edge of our industry and are able to help our customers develop the next generation of solutions. 

The Role: 

- Take ownership of new laser product development activities from concept to transfer to production 
- Work with Engineers to define and agree on requirements, develop designs and create technical solutions 
- Motivate small project teams and enable them to perform to their full potential 
- Support business development by writing new R&D proposals and assisting the Sales teams with customer enquiries 
- Work with various departments to ensure the successful transfer of processes to production 
- Design and execute experiments, feasibility studies and prototype testing/assemblies 
- Occasionally travel to other NKT Photonics offices within Europe 

The Individual: 

- Experience of designing, developing and delivering products to production within the ultra-fast laser industry 
- A qualification in Physics, Natural Sciences or similar 
- The ability to lead and motivate small project teams 
- Strong analytical skills, including the ability to question complex information, identify root causes and effects and deliver inspiring solutions 
- Be passionate about what you do 

We embrace a culture in which a healthy work-life balance is encouraged; and we promote a positive, supportive working environment. To support our growth plans, we are investing in our facilities and rapidly enlarging our talented teams. We provide a great place to work with good people and exciting, industry leading products. 

If we sound like the place you would like to work, please apply via the button shown. All CVs and cover letters submitted must be in English. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Principal Optical Engineer, Product Development Engineer, New Product Development Engineer, NPD Engineer, Fiber Laser Product Engineer, Product Development, Optical Engineer, Photonics, Fiber Optics, Engineering.

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