Do you relish the challenge being part of a growing business, a team, an industry, and seeing the energy you help generate? Are you at your best when contributing to a range of projects and collaborating across teams to solve the problems of the future?
Within CSA Catapult we look beyond the status quo. We look to employ people based on ability and attitude; we measure what you deliver and how you do it. We encourage collaboration in everything we do as we value the diversity of thought that we each bring to every challenge.
Who are we? The next wave of emerging technologies will have an enormous impact on our lives. 5G communications will enable a host of new and exciting applications such as connected autonomous vehicles and multimedia services. Increasing demand for clean energy will require new electricity networks, while advanced sensing will open-up new opportunities for health diagnostics and security. These developments will be underpinned by Compound Semiconductor (CS) technologies.
We are a Not for Profit organisation; here to help the UK economy grow, and we work across the UK with a range of industry sectors from automotive to medical, and from digital communications to aerospace. Through employing leading minds and investing in technology, we help bridge the gap between idea and implementation by removing the barriers often faced by SMEs.
We have an expanding multi-disciplinary technology team that is undergoing rapid growth and so we need to expand our Photonics team with an individual to work in a diverse environment on a range of R&D programmes.
Provide line management and leadership of PH engineering team, providing coaching and mentoring, and addressing skills gaps
Work with the team to develop technical capabilities through people, skills and equipment
Create and refine engineering practices and processes around design, development, and testing including effective documentation and training support
Work closely with Head of Tech (Photonics and RF) to ensure team is in-line with company strategy
Act as a technical strategic thinker responsible for the development of new and emerging technologies in Quantum, Communications and Sensing applications and deliver innovation in these areas through the technology roadmap
Plan projects, estimate resources to budget, and work on bids, technical proposals, and quotations, working closely with the bid team and project management team
Technical lead for multiple, complex collaborative and commercial Photonics R&D projects for a variety of customer applications
What do we offer?
Up to £ 62,400 salary (FTE)
Staff bonus scheme
5 hour full time working week but can consider part time or job share suggestions
Development – as you grow in the role we will support you throughout that journey
Payment for a professional membership each year
Flexible working – we operate core hours of 10-4. The balance of your hours can be worked around what works for you
Generous pension scheme – g. you put in 5% and we’ll put in 10%
28 days leave plus 8 bank holidays
Private medical insurance for you and your family
A happy, healthy working environment and great group of people to work
About you; you will have
Experience of leading or co-ordinating technical teams
Significant and relevant engineering industry experience, being recognised as an expert in your domain
A clear and in-depth understanding of Photonics and Quantum technologies
Proven experience in acting as a Technical Authority/Technical Lead, or equivalent, on technology products and projects ideally across a multitude of different markets
Proven experience in multi-disciplinary engineering activities including design, test, manufacture, and instrumentation/testbed development
Master’s degree/PhD level qualification within Photonics or equivalent
Industrially proven analytical and problem-solving skills, including the ability to quickly understand complex issues and to propose solutions.
Excellent team working skills with the ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with colleagues getting the best out of the people around you
Systems engineering approach to projects
8D problem solving methodology
Embedded systems control
Familiar with engineering lifecycle management
History of translating research output into working prototypes
Behaviours and attributes
Enthusiasm, drive, and commitment
Able to translate technical jargon and processes into something accessible
A team player; understanding that the value you bring is more than the sum of a job Able to bring people together both inside and outside a business to share a common goal
Tenacious and versatile; you’re excited at the idea of multiple projects
Mobile; collaborating will mean getting out of the office from time to time, though overnighting is likely very minimal
The CSA Catapult needs dedicated and talented individuals to join its team in south Wales.
Would you like to join a well-funded, growing business in the heart of a pivotal technology cluster in south Wales? Do you have a positive ‘can-do’ approach and a flexibility to be involved in a range of inspiring activities?
CSA Catapult will give you the opportunity to contribute to and shape a business in its early stages. It has a collaborative, supportive and inclusive culture which is reflected in its new facility, the Innovation Centre, where agile workspaces and different settings for different types of working behaviour are part of the culture and environment.
The Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult is already connected to some exciting projects, working with companies and academic institutions on industry-changing innovations. Want to be a part of this exciting journey?