Senior Fibre Laser Engineer

Senior Fibre Laser Engineer

Perm - 30-40k

Southampton - Hampshire


Our Hampshire based client is a leading designer and manufacturer of fiber lasers for use in cutting, welding and marking applications in a wide range of industries. They are seeking a Senior Fibre Laser Engineer to join their development team.


Job Purpose:

This role will drive the optical development of next generation fibre laser products through the full product development lifecycle, ensuring the requirements of all stakeholders are met, including other product development functions, product marketing and introduction into manufacturing. This is a key role in the Product Development team with interaction across many functions within the company, and with significant influence on the successful launch of new products to market.


Key Areas of Responsibility:

Responsible for new product development of innovative fibre laser technologies in both the ns pulsed and CW domains in conjunction with the technology development groups

Work within multidisciplinary NPI teams and Operations teams to deliver new products as defined by the Strategic plans

Development of prototype lab demonstrators and product evaluation lasers in collaboration with other members of a multi-disciplinary project team

Define and drive the verification and validation requirements for new product developments

Identification and management of project risk

Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, including transfer of new products, test requirements and processes from Development to Manufacturing

Reporting of project progress to senior management


Required Experience:

This role requires a strongly practical, hands-on approach to technology development, underpinned with a good understanding of the physical principles of pulsed and CW fibre lasers and associated components

Successful candidates will ideally have 3-5 years experience in a technology development environment for high-power lasers, and will possess some knowledge and understanding of competitive technologies, performance-critical requirements and reliability

Ideally have worked within  cross-functional project teams to deliver large scale and complex NPI into lean manufacturing environments

May have some experience of small scale project management



Ideally a PhD related to lasers / fibre optics with subsequent relevant experience in industrial laser development

Alternatively a Bachelor or Masters Degree in a Science, Technology or Engineering related field coupled with 5 years relevant experience in industrial laser development


Personal Profile:

Must enjoy hands on optical lab work, experimentation and design

Ability to work across multiple tasks methodically and efficiently and meet committed timescales

Has the drive and initiative to manage their own workload, and the adaptability to be flexible, prioritise and deliver against deadlines and changes in priorities with minimal supervision

Ability to integrate into multidisciplinary and cross-functional teams

Hands-on with creative approach to problem solving and the ability to translate engineering requests into working solutions

Self-starter with good interpersonal skills and a strong execution-oriented approach

Must be diligent, focused and thorough, taking personal pride in their work and achievements

Communicates well at all levels


To apply please send a Microsoft Word formatted version of your CV to for our review and consideration and we will be in touch with our thoughts.

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Vacancy Details

Posted: 04/01/2018

Ref No: PW3987

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Southampton, Hampshire, UK

Salary: £30000.00 - 40000.00 per annum

Contact: Paris Williams

Call us on: +44 (0)1329 828 007