Senior Optical Design Engineer

Stonehouse,Gloucestershire,United Kingdom
30 Sep 2016
30 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
ABB are recruiting for a Senior Optical Design Engineer who will be working in a multi discipline product design team to create sensors and analyzers to measure properties of water and gas. The work will include areas such as: sensor design, product design and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have a scientific background and experience in opto-mechanical design.

Technical and scientific proficiency and leadership:
• Demonstrates solid competence in technologies, tools and methods in own specialist area through solving complex industrial problems
• Maintains recognized expertise in specific area by externally reviewing current technologies
• Determines effective applications, equipment and methods to develop, market or manufacture new products or new software to respond to customer requirements cost effectively

Technology direction:
• Contributes to the development of strategic technology plans and project portfolio in own organization

Innovation and creativity:
• Performs a variety of complex technology/engineering assignments, which typically require the use of advanced and innovative techniques.

Projects, processes and tools:
• Demonstrates sound working knowledge of relevant processes and tools and is able to train junior team members when needed
• Acts as a project leader or experienced project member

R&D context:
• Ensures has solid understanding of the drivers, as well as state-of-the art technologies, tools and methods in own competence area
• Actively seeks and implements initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction

Knowledge transfer:
• Serves as a subject matter expert to the project, providing guidance to colleagues and more junior team members, acting as a mentor and sharing lessons learned.

Network and visibility:
• Provides consulting services to business operations and customers within own area of expertise
• Represents own group/team in Engineering forums, both internal and external to ABB

Intellectual property (IP) and risk management:
• Has overview of IP in own specialist area and develops project IP strategies
• Identifies and manages risks in research and development (R&D) projects as well as in own organization

• A BSc or higher in physics, chemistry, optical engineering or a related subject
• At least 4 years of relevant experience
• Proven track record in opto-mechanical design
• Practical, hands on creative designer able to generate design concepts from scratch
• Expertise in optical principles, materials, and measurement techniques
• Laboratory experience of photonics testing & measurements
• Aptitude for problem-solving
• Self-motivated and able to demonstrate attention to detail
• Experience in sensor design
• Experience in end-to-end product development

• Knowledge of Optical Design programs such as Zemax
• Data analysis tools such as Matlab, Scilab, Origin and simulation tools such as Ansys