Overview

Lasers Subsystem Lead

Your experience of systems design and ability to see how things are put together will help you to be responsible for the technical system design of a brand new laser director system (covering specification, oversight and delivery of key parts). As a Lasers Subsystem Lead, you will be working on a world leading, potentially world changing, new capability development.

You will have the opportunity to work for a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. A corporate benefits package and transparent career development opportunities are on offer within this vibrant Engineering environment.

The role gives you the opportunity to be involved in projects through their full lifecycle, from bid to customer delivery, and be part of something unique, deeply technical and forward looking. You will gain visibility for you and your work at the highest level both inside and outside the company.

About the job:

Our client currently requires a Laser Subsystem Lead to take a technical system design role responsible for the specification, oversight and delivery of key parts of the Laser demonstrator being developed by the team and key suppliers. Follow on programmes in this domain to take this initial capability further are planned and this role is an exciting opportunity to be part of a world leading, potentially world changing, new capability development. The role will include;
*Generate a specification for a laser beam director bearing in mind system needs and constraints as well as achievable performance standards within supply base
*Confirm that the laser output and beam director are compatible
*Manage supplier interactions and ensure timely delivery of compliant laser subsystem
*Devise a testing programme for the subsystem you are responsible for, analyse the results and critically assess the performance, then support the understanding of what that means for the complete system performance
About you:
As a Laser Subsystem Lead you will be a systems engineer and your skills and qualifications will ideally include:
*A technical and practical way of thinking, possibly with a physics background, coupled with system design experience and an ability to see how things fit together
*A passion for understanding the details of how things work and an ability to work well with advanced suppliers in specialist technical domains
*A proven ability to liaise with a diverse range of specialists both internally and externally to ensure a design is credible and will work with the rest of the system as it matures and evolves (specialists may include mechanical, electrical, software, safety as well as laser specialists, beam director specialists etc)
*Drive to ensure timely delivery on cost
*Creativity, imagination & problem solving skills
*Adaptability & willingness to deal with fluidity in fast paced environments
*Attention to detail
*Record of successful technical work delivered individually and/or as part of a team
*Ability to work with minimal supervision and often from a blank sheet of paper
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills, backed by working knowledge of Office software
*Proven delivery of technical programmes
*Ability to step back from day to day aspects, view the bigger picture context and navigate a successful course through complex and changing requirements
*Laser knowledge and understanding beneficial but the right technical and system design attributes are the most important aspects
*A candidate who additionally possesses a science background and a passion for technology would be particularly suited to the role.
Laser Subsystem Lead
Bristol
Up to £35,000 – £48,000
Permanent

Keywords: Systems Engineer, Weapons System, laser, optic, Design, Requirements, Systems Architecture, Systems Design, Systems Validation, Test, Defence, Military, Maritime, Land, Air, Sea.

Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to resubmit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time.

Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet this criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, to SC level.

This is a permanent position.

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