Senior Project Manager - OptoElectronics / Photonics

Senior Project Manager - OptoElectronics / Photonics

+ Senior Project Manager

+ Product Development experience - Electronics or OptoElectronics experience required

+ Experience in large Engineering/Electronics - ideally OptoElectronics

+ Prince2, PMP

+ £80,000 to £100,000 per annum

+ Fabulous executive benefits package including bonus and stock options

+ Devon based role

The Role:

My client is looking for a Project Manager with certifications and large company experience. They are looking for somebody who is aware of the restrictions imposed by larger companies on individuals running projects.

Any optoelectronics or photonics type background would be nice to have - semiconductors/electronic type background would be okay.


The role is based in Paignton but there will be some travel to Caswell plus the possibility of some travel abroard.

The Client:

My client is a market-leading manufacturer of innovative optical and photonic products enabling optical networking and commercial laser customers worldwide.

The optical components and subsystems are part of virtually every type of Telecom, enterprise, and Data Center network. The Commercial Lasers enable advanced manufacturing techniques and diverse applications including next-generation 3D Sensing capabilities. Headquartered California, they have R&D, Manufacturing and Sales footprints worldwide.

The Telecom Transmission Business Unit is currently seeking for an experienced Senior Project Manager joining the R&D team in UK. The chosen candidate will be working with an international team and be responsible to deliver project management activities within a product development program.

Key responsibilities:

+ Facilitate the definition of programme scope, goals and deliverables.

+ Develop an effective relationship with all internal and external stakeholders, e.g. suppliers, customers and other business areas.

+ Work closely with internal technical teams to define plan, tasks and ensure that customer requirements are being met.

+ Owning the outcomes of and managing the day to day delivery of activities.

+ Accountable for the identification and management of project risk and issues along with mitigation and/or workarounds. Escalating risks and issues, with mitigation's to the team leader when outside of agreed plan.

+ Responsible for working with functional owners to manage resources, budget and Capex.

+ Responsible for delivery of all key milestones/Gates, need to be able to present/summarize status of key products to higher level management

Essential Skills:

+ Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in physics, electronics or equivalent technical discipline.

+ 5+ years' experience in Program/Project Management within product development within optoelectronics (preferred), semiconductor technology, automotive, manufacturing, R&D, Product Development, telecommunications

+ Experience developing "New Products" in an R&D environment

+ Prince 2, PMP certification and/or Six Sigma/Lean Certifications (preffered)

+ A methodical and organized team player with a flexible approach to work

+ Product Development process - Essential to have some experience of product lifecycles from concept through to production.

+ Experience of the full project life cycle of all milestones to work within budget and timescale.

+ Experience of project management and cost control.

+ Excellent communication skills in English to communicate in written, verbal and presentation

+ Process orientated mindset