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Fibre-Optics Design Engineer

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  • Torquay, Devon, England
  • Permanent,
  • Manufacturing and automation,
  • 6570
  • 05/01/2024
Job description


Location: Torquay, Devon

Job type: Permanent contract

Hours: Monday to Thursday 08:15am - 17:00pm & Friday 08:00am - 14:00pm

Salary: Competitive, dependent on experience

Hawk 3 Talent Solutions, operating as an employment agency, are currently recruiting for Optical Design Engineers to join our clients manufacturing site in Torquay on a permanent basis.

The successful candidate will be part of a global team to develop a range of products with applications across various markets involving a range of tasks related to the design, prototype assembly and test of fibre-optic and photonic based sub-systems.

We are looking to speak with candidates with a knowledge in fibre-optics, photonics and related technologies, open to applications from graduate up to senior level.

Duties & responsibilities:

      Design and development of photonics and / or fibre-optic components, modules and sub-systems

Utilise fibre optic and opto-electronic components to develop cutting edge products

Active involvement in prototype build and test

Present results clearly and concisely for both internal and external customers

Working within a multidisciplinary team that includes mechanical and electronic design engineers

About you:

      Degree or PhD in Engineering or Physics with Optics, Photonics or Fibre Optics bias

Broad knowledge in fibre-optics, photonics and related technologies

Self starter and capable of working under own initiative

Able to progress projects and trouble-shoot problems with little supervision

A PhD in a relevant field would be advantageous

Experience in design and development of fibre-optic and free-space transmission systems would be advantageous


      25 days holiday plus bank holidays

Company pension 6%

Health cash plan

SAYE scheme

£500 refer a friend scheme

To apply for this position, please submit your CV via the Apply Now button or contact Maria Thorne on for more information.


If this role is permanent, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment agency. If this job is a temporary role, Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is operating as the employment business. Hawk 3 Talent Solutions is committed to the selection, recruitment and development of the best people, basing judgements solely on suitability for the job

Whilst we endeavor to respond to all applications individually, due to high volumes, this is not always possible. Thank you for your interest in this role and we look forward to working with you in the future

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