Optical Engineer

08 Mar 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Description

To conduct Optical Engineering tasks in support of current and future projects across the business.

The successful candidate will be required to conduct specialist optical engineering activities in support of development and production projects to ensure timely delivery of high quality military electro-optic products. These activities include optical analysis and design using commercial tools as well as optical testing and measurement in laboratory and production environments. The role will require liaison with project teams in the generation of optical requirements and design concepts, as well as close technical liaison with optical component vendors.

The candidate should have experience modelling or designing optical systems using appropriate commercial tools (preferred ZEMAX, ASAP or equivalent). An advanced understanding of optical physics, especially around the design of IR lenses for cooled detectors, with an understanding of classical optical principles. It is desirable, but not essential, that the candidate has an understanding of laser optics/ laser optical design.

An appreciation of the mechanical design aspects of electro-optical systems is beneficial and it is desirable that the candidate has experience working in a production environment.

Skills, qualifications & knowledge

Sc. in Physics (E)Sc/PhD in Applied Optics (D)

Optical Design and Analysis

Cost and Schedule control

Appreciation of mechanical design of optical and laser systems

Substantial experience in an optical engineering related field

Key responsibility areas

Carry out/co-ordinate optical design activities using ZEMAX and ASAP software packages.Lead Optical Engineering activities in support of new bids including concept generation and down selection, planning and estimation.Optical Engineering support to build and integration phases of all projectsOptical Engineering support to productionOptical prototype testing during the development phaseSpecification of optical test equipment required for both development and production phases.Adherence to Optical Design procedures and maintenance of design records.

To apply for this position, you must be eligible to live and work in the UK and either possess or be able to obtain UK MOD Security Clearance to SC Level.

This job was originally posted as www.jobsite.co.uk/job/960290241

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