Optomechanical Engineer


  • Portsmouth
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 2 months ago
We are looking for an Optomechanical Engineer to design, develop, integrate and test Optical/Hyperspectral Earth Observation instrumentation.

Reporting to the Optical Engineering Lead, you will join our Earth Observation department at Airbus Defence and Space in Portsmouth. Previous experience in optomechanical design and optical system development is essential

You will be subject to a BPSS check (including a criminal record check).

Tasks & Accountabilities

Responsible for the Opto-Mechanical design and analysis of optical/hyperspectral instrumentation; undertaking detailed analysis.

Work closely with mechanical design office, manufacturing department and parts procurement to coordinate production of detailed design drawings, bills of materials and ensure any issues in manufacturing and test are dealt with effectively.

Interpret customer requirements and define optical system/subsystems architectures for spacecraft instrumentation. Perform functional analysis and decomposition of performance requirements, management of requirements traceability and verification control. Ensure adequate margins to guarantee performance over life and all operational environments.

Define the model philosophy and Assembly, Integration & Verification planning at all levels, including alignment procedures. Define optical/hyperspectral DDV approach and plans.

Lead the development of the optical design from concept through to physical realisation.

Coordinate and work with other engineering disciplines to develop robust technical solutions for the space environment and to maintain up-to-date requirement specifications on contractors or suppliers. Take into account all aspects including; reliability, failure effects, reusability, schedule, quality, cost, risk, safety and performance.

Work with subcontractors and suppliers to establish realistic requirements at system level and critically review their designs and analyses, negotiating technical issues to achieve overall satisfactory performance from the system.

Contribute to R&D planning, product development and technical coordination with other business units. Participate in advanced state of the art systems studies with particular emphasis on innovative ideas and concepts.

Required Skills & Experience

A good understanding of optical design, analyses methods and optical tolerancing

Knowledge of fabrication and testing techniques for optical components and systems

Hardware development experience

What We Can Offer You

In return we can offer a competitive salary with annual profit share; an ever growing list of company benefits including enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave and very strong, very real strong career development options across our transnational, market leading company.

Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need. We can't promise to give you exactly what you want, but we do promise not to judge you for asking.

Please let us know if you need us to make any reasonable adjustments for the selection process - you can share this with the Recruitment Business Partner who gets in touch if you are invited to interview. Examples of this may include (but is not exclusive to) accessible facilities; auxiliary aids; room layout etc. Any information disclosed will be treated in the strictest confidence. #LI-AS1

This job requires an awareness of any potential compliance risks and a commitment to act with integrity, as the foundation for the Company's success, reputation and sustainable growth.

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