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Product Design Authority

Job Title: Product Design Authority
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
REF: 2666
Contact Name: Lesley Fulton
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Product Design Authority - Southampton

Do you want to work for one of the leading aerospace companies in Europe?  Based from their location in Southampton, They’re looking for a Product Design Authority to engage on development projects within high performance infrared focal plane array detector technologies.

This exciting opportunity covers the full product life cycle from early customer engagement, concept and development through prototype verification to handling over a fully qualified product to manufacturing.

You will provide leadership of technical teams and have a broad range of physics, mechanical and electronics experience.  Your key responsibilities will over the initial design, leading the lifecycle management of the product, including design reviews, verification and qualification activities. Responsible for the integrity and suitability of the design and for leading the lifecycle management of the product – including design reviews, verification and qualification activities.

Educated to degree level in Physics or a relevant engineering discipline (Electronics, Systems etc.) You will ideally have industrial experience in a related technical field or in systems engineering.  

You will be able to draw clear conclusions from complex numerical data, the ability to apply a range of physical principles, such as electrical, thermal, mechanical and optical to a wide range of technological problems. 

Ideally you will be able to coordinate efforts in, and over time, to lead the team’s understanding of some of the following areas:

  • Silicon IC processes & design procedures
  • Semiconductor manufacturing design
  • Infrared detectors & their applications
  • Qualification procedures for military applications
  • Cryogenic techniques


The role will be mostly based in Southampton, but with some travel involved in the UK and occasional overseas travel to meet with customers.  


In return they are offering a salary to £50,000 plus excellent company benefits.