Development Manager - Precision Engineering - Suffolk

My clients based near the borders of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex are looking for a Development Engineering Manager - Precision Engineering / Fibre Optics.

This role is commutable from Cambridge, Saffron Walden, Royston, Dunmow, Braintree, Haverhill, Newmarket, Bury St.


This organisation designs & manufactures an extensive range of optical fibre based sub-systems with superior hermeticity & optical termination, as well as high efficiency coupling of lases, fibres & detectors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing a team of around a dozen engineers & technicians for the delivery of multi-disciplined engineering projects to target in a fast-paced mid-size company.

The role will involve product development, project management, staff management, and hands-on engineering.

A collaborative attitude and interpersonal skills are important.

• Manage, coach, and support a broad team - design, development, test, and process engineers and technicians.
• Implement, monitor, and develop a technology roadmap - providing fiber optic solutions for multiple end markets.
• Communicate the development team goals and performance to senior management.
• Coordinate with internal teams to ensure all project timelines and budgets are met.
• Be a proactive member of the engineering team performing hands-on development activities.
• Work closely with manufacturing, procurement, and sales for new product delivery.

• Degree in Science or Engineering discipline (or other qualification with equivalent experience).

• Proven people management experience.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills, easy-going.
• Project management skills - ability to successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously.
• Experience in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, electronics engineering, optical engineering or a similar high technology area.

• Experience with fibre optic products development, manufacturing and testing.
• Experience of reliability testing & quality control.

• Experience of technology transfer.

Your current job title may be Engineering Manager, Project Manager, R&D Manager, Development Manager or similar.

Basic salary to c£55k for the right candidate, plus a range of benefits.

To apply for this Development Engineering Manager - Precision Engineering / Fibre Optics role based near the borders of Suffolk, Cambridgeshire & Essex please contact us ASAP!

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