Sensor Design Engineer

Sensor Design Engineer

Working in a multi discipline product design team to create sensors and analyzers to measure properties of water and gas. The work will include areas such as: sensor design, product design and evaluation. The ideal candidate will have experience in the development of optical sensors for instrumentation products

Tasks:

• Demonstrates solid competence in technologies, tools and methods in own specialist area through solving complex industrial problems. Maintains recognized expertise in specific area by externally reviewing current technologies. Determines effective applications, equipment and methods to develop, market or manufacture new products or new software to respond to customer requirements cost effectively
• Contributes to the development of strategic technology plans and project portfolio in own organization
• Performs a variety of complex technology/engineering assignments, which typically require the use of advanced and innovative techniques
• Demonstrates sound working knowledge of relevant processes and tools and is able to train junior team members when needed. Acts as a project leader or experienced project member
• Ensures has solid understanding of the drivers, as well as state-of-the art technologies, tools and methods in own competence area. Actively seeks and implements initiatives to improve operations and increase customer satisfaction
• Serves as a subject matter expert to the project, providing guidance to colleagues and more junior team members, acting as a mentor and sharing lessons learned
• Provides consulting services to business operations and customers within own area of expertise. Represents own group/team in Engineering forums, both internal and external to ABB
• Has overview of IP in own specialist area and develops project IP strategies. Identifies and manages risks in research and development (R&D) projects as well as in own organization

Requirements:

Essential
• A BSc or higher in physics, chemistry, engineering or a related subject
• At least 4 years of relevant experience
• Experience in product development
• Proven ability in sensor design
• Practical, hands on creative designer able to generate design concepts from scratch
• Experience in design of optical sensors for instrumentation
• Laboratory experience of photonics testing & measurements
• Aptitude for problem-solving
• Self-motivated and able to demonstrate attention to detail

Desirable
• PhD in relevant field
• Experience in light scatter & light absorption measurements
• Expertise in optical principles, materials, and measurement techniques
• Knowledge of Optical Design programs such as Zemax

Location:
Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Contract type:
Regular/Permanent
Business unit:
Business Unit Measurement & Analytics
Date posted:
2017-09-01
Job function:
Research and Development
Publication ID:
GB59296319_E17

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a pioneering technology leader in electrification products, robotics and motion, industrial automation and power grids, serving customers in utilities, industry and transport & infrastructure globally. Continuing more than a 125-year history of innovation, ABB today is writing the future of industrial digitalization and driving the Energy and Fourth Industrial Revolutions. ABB operates in more than 100 countries with about 132,000 employees www.abb.com

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