Optics Design Engineer

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Optics Design Engineer

If you would like to be the go-to expert in optical design within a small but dynamic and innovative business with big ambitions and have a strong background in lighting systems design and LEDs then this is the perfect role for you based in Hampshire. Offering competitive salary, car or allowance and a bonus this role offers technical challenges and career development opportunities.

Job Description

Senior Optics design engineer - Lighting
Up to £65,000 + benefits

Step out of the darkness and into the light and be the technical optics design expert within a small, innovative and dynamic engineering business that have carved out an excellent market providing bespoke and specialist lighting solutions for the Automotive, Marine, Leisure and Military sectors.

Until recently this business has used trusted Optical design partners but now is the time to bring that skill in house in order to offer a more flexible and well-rounded service to clients and they are looking for an optics and lens design engineer to lead the way in new freeform optics and LED solutions.

They will consider engineer to manager level as long as you have retained that hands-on design approach and passion for product development as there are opportunities to grow the team in the future.


You must come with proven knowledge in optics and lens design working on lighting systems for the automotive market as this is an area of growth for the business however other optical lighting systems will be considered
Strong Degree/ PhD or equivalent in optics, physics or similar discipline
Excellent hands-on and laboratory skills in building, testing and validation of optical subsystems
High precision / tolerance design and engineering with a good eye for quality
Strong knowledge of optical design packages - the client has not yet confirmed what they will use so Zemax, Optis or Fred and Creo for mechanical design would be beneficial
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability in developing good relationships with clients and suppliers
Work hard / play hard ethos and work ethic to join a creative, driven team

This company believes in getting that work-life balance right so they work 7:30-4:30, offer a car or allowance, free lunch and parking and a bonus but most of all; a lot of fun!

If you think your personality and skills would fit into this business then please call Katherine Smallwood on 02392 228275 and hit the send CV button

They will also consider contractors to support in the interim.

Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited operates & advertises as an Employment Agency for permanent positions and as an Employment Business for contract/temporary positions.

Key Consultant

Katherine Smallwood

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I have 9 years’ experience in engineering across mechanical, electronics and software design, working with talented individuals from engineer to director level across the UK and EU. I am passionate about technology. I thrive when working on technical engineering projects with clients to find them the right candidates for their business.