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The role:

Reporting to the Senior Programs Manager and based in Oxfordshire, UK, you will support the full journey to delivery of products for our customer. This is a hands on role that will involve coordination of multi- disciplinary teams from design through to delivery, managing all related timelines. The role will be hands on, requiring active involvement in many areas.

You will:

  • Take full responsibility for project management for a range of engineering activities, these could be both internal and customer engagements
  • Coordinate projects from initial concept until final delivery
  • Capture project requirements, engage internal engineering resources, plan and drive execution and all deliverables
  • Communicate priorities and timelines to internal teams including design, test, manufacturing, and supply chain to deliver projects on time and to specification
  • If working on a customer project, you will be the day-to-day contact and champion for your customer(s) inside WaveOptics – ensuring they get the appropriate level of technical support and that their requests and needs are addressed in a timely fashion
  • You will take ownership of all technical issues within the project, work with the engineering teams to define solutions, then supervise execution and delivery
  • You will engage key suppliers on custom developments ensuring components are delivered to specification.
  • Take a hands-on approach to troubleshooting when needed
  • The role requires availability for international travel (10% – 30%).

What we like to see:

  • Degree in Engineering or Physics
  • Experience driving complex engineering projects
  • Experience working hands on to solve engineering problems with design and production teams
  • Consultative approach while working with customers, suppliers, and internal team
  • Ability to combine technical expertise with good communication skills.
  • Experience taking product concepts through to prototypes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Optics experience is preferable
  • Experience taking product concepts from prototypes through to production (to high volume manufacture would be a bonus)

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