Project Engineer

Date Posted: 30+ days ago

Job Description

Qioptiq Photonics Limited (An Excelitas Technologies Company) is a leading global supplier of opto-electronics and photonic products present in a variety of markets from medical and biotechnology to semiconductor and industrial markets, based in Hamble, Hampshire.

Reporting to the Photonics Team Leader, the Project Engineer is an exciting opportunity to join our Photonics team in driving and contributing to design projects.

Main Tasks

  • Design laser products in detail using a variety of laser technologies to meet specifications
  • Propose conceptual designs
  • Work with multi-disciplinary team to ensure optical design is robust
  • Expand personal knowledge base as required by projects
  • Detailed design of optical systems including system performance, components and materials selection, thermal considerations, optical design and opto-mechanical stability
  • Investigate tolerances and write specifications for systems
  • Optical system design within customer restrictions and with design for manufacture considerations
  • Design, build and characterize prototypes and proof-of-concept experiments
  • Select and/or design optical components to achieve customer requirements
  • Hands on development of designs through alpha, beta and pilot production phase. Including supporting NPI with early production batches
  • Provide technical expertise to projects and/or take the role of Technical Lead


  • Energize projects and drive projects to completion within agreed plan & budget
  • Observe company procedures & processes
  • Manage time and effort applied to projects in accordance with deadlines and priority levels
  • Manage project technical risks and create solutions to overcome barriers to project success
  • Communicate deviations or risks with project plan or goals to Project Manager
  • Identify and propose improvements to performance, reliability and cost of our products & processes


  • Provide technical solutions, training and technical support to other departments as required
  • Support for Production and Production Engineering teams
  • Write manufacturing work instructions, test procedures and documentation
  • Respond to sales enquiries and orders

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Masters in Physics
  • Solid experience in precision optics, lasers and optical fibres
  • Experience in optical setup design
  • Knowledge and practical experience of relevant measurement techniques and instrumentation
  • Problem solving & lateral thinking skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills appropriate to a highly technical environment
  • Computer literate
    • Excel – Advanced,
    • Word – Intermediate,
    • PowerPoint – Intermediate,
    • Coding (e.g. Matlab/Python) - Beginner
  • Non-smoker/vaper - due to cleanliness requirements of cleanroom

In return for commitment and hard work, the successful candidate will receive a generous compensation package and friendly working environment at our offices in Hamble.


Requirements Reporting to the Photonics Team Leader, the Project Engineer is an exciting opportunity to join our Photonics team in driving and contributing to design projects.


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