Systems Engineer (CAD)


Mechanical Engineering CAD specialist required to own the integration strategy for a future Quantum Computer.

Oxford, Oxfordshire UK
Permanent
£35,000 - £42,000 + Benefits

Your new company
The Department of Engineering Science within The University of Oxford is one of the most highly regarded centres for engineering excellence in the world. We have now become a key academic partner of the NQIT (Networked Quantum Information Technologies) Programme, a £270 million investment by the UK government to establish a quantum technology industry in the UK - currently creating the first iteration of this future technology, the Q20:20 engine.

The realisation of a practical quantum computer will be one of the biggest scientific and engineering achievements of this century, accelerating discoveries in science, medicine and information processing at a blistering pace. We now look to appoint a Systems Engineer to take critical ownership for the modular design and integration of its multifaceted technology.

Your new role
As the successful candidate in this role, you will take overall responsibility for developing the designs for how these core systems will work together. You will create highly accurate CAD (computer aided design) models of the complete system by working from specifications and laboratory demonstrations provided by physicists and engineers within the programme. With oversight of the whole blueprint, you will encounter mechanical challenges and then work with specialist teams from a range of difference scientific disciplines to overcome problems and integrate specialist components.

What you'll need to succeed
Your background will originate from mechanical engineering, encompassing optics and electronics with particular expertise in creating CAD system designs and how to translate them onto physical hardware. You will have knowledge of how to integrate different systems including optics, electronics and mechanics whilst minimising space requirements. A core part of your role will be to interact with everyone from academics and scientists to 3rd party suppliers and project directors. Therefore, it is essential that you are a natural communicator, able to build lasting professional relationships and influence colleagues towards your vision.

What you'll get in return
As a brand new position within our programme, you will have the unique opportunity to maintain oversight of the whole design of a project which is starting on the 'ground floor' of future quantum technology. With a world leading facility, highly-advanced technology and a wide range of training and mentoring opportunities at your disposal, The University of Oxford is an excellent choice for those looking to enhance their skills and experience.

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Job reference information
Advertiser Hays West And Wales
Contact Name Jonathan Liston
Telephone 01189070329 (Please reference Dice when calling)
Reference 3088243_1504013017

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