Optical Design Engineer – Lasers Mechanical Engineering

We are looking for an versatile Optical Design Engineer to join a dynamic company focusing on developing Laser and LED systems across a wide range of applications. As the Optical Design Engineer, you will apply your skills in physics and mechanics of optical devices to the development of LED and Laser platforms.


  • Development of optical and mechanical concepts and designs for laser module products, tooling and production test equipment (mechanical models and associated drawings, specifications etc.)
  • Prototyping, testing and validation of concepts and products, ensuring appropriate documentation of results and build process.
  • Adherence to documentation control procedures to satisfy ISO9001 requirements.
  • Hands-on practical approach, where appropriate, to the design and test process of products.
  • Liaison with customers, suppliers and production teams
  • Providing technical support to sales, marketing and production.


  • A Degree in Physics, Mechanical Engineering or Optical Engineering
  • Experience in design and development of opto-mechanical components
  • Experience with 3D CAD packages (preferably Autodesk Inventor)
  • Knowledge of standard machining/manufacturing processes
  • Ability to work in a practical manner and get involved with the required tasks

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience in optical modelling concepts for the correct selection of components to achieve required module optical output
  • Ability to understand and select optical properties of components such as laser diodes and lenses to establish the optimal conditions for customer requirements
  • Ability to use Zemax (or equivalent)
  • Knowledge or experience in thermal analysis, optics and microelectronic packaging

Job Details

  • Job Ref: 11758
  • Salary: £35000 - £40000
  • Consultant Name: Adam Mayne
  •   Hatfield
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