Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

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Huxley Associates London
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Key areas of Responsibility
* Lead the mechanical engineering aspects including design and assembly of high power DPSSL (DiodePumpedSolidStatelaser).
* Fundamental design and development in some cases from first principles, including modelling of cooling, heat exchange, stress and materials coatings.
* Take responsibility for mechanical design aspects of key projects and manage the development program and time scales through to the finished product.
* Provide management reports of development progress and times scales.
* Work in collaboration with optical and electrical design staff providing guidance and direction for needs of assigned projects.
* Liase with other companies working in collaboration to support the product development or commercialisation.
* Identify and collaborate with vendors providing materials and services.
* Lead the production of documentation to support product description and manufacture.
* Maintain a current awareness of the market and state of the art in high power lasers.
* Direct engineers and technicians applied to the development work.

Conduct performance and development reviews of assigned staff.

Academic Attainment:

Qualified to degree (BSc) or PhD in Mechanics or a relevant engineering course - or equivalent experience gained in the field

Key Skills:

Experience in mechanical design of optical or laser systems, including design, modelling, construction, and testing.

At least 3 years experience in leading mechanical design projects, including budget responsibility.

Ability to lead others and motivate staff.

Must be flexible and adaptable to a changing environment.

Knowledge of optical systems designs a distinct advantage.

Able to handle high work volumes in a multi task mode.

Team working is essential including relating to academic staff.

Industrial experiences a distinct advantage.

Ability to present technical and management reports.

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