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Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Field Service Manager, as a Distributed Sensing Applications Engineer, you will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Adhere to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices
  • Operating knowledge of the iDAS and ULTIMA systems
  • Operating knowledge of Silixa proprietary software packages for data handling and processing
  • Planning and execution of distributed sensing data acquisition, ensuring that a strict acquisition program is formulated and followed
  • Post job finalisation of client deliverables consisting of processed data plots, digital data and end of well reports
  • Handling of optical fibers in preparation for data acquisition (stripping, splicing, testing etc)
  • Carrying out recommended equipment test and verification procedures
  • Participating in field installations and performing system troubleshooting and corrective actions when necessary
  • Preparing supporting documentation for all aspects of project execution including operations manuals, hook-up drawings, system diagrams, installation & commissioning procedures, H&S documentation, etc
    Maintaining all project folders and all supporting documentation
  • Providing feedback and communication for all internal and external clients, presenting data in technical meetings and reporting to project teams and management
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment and contractors to both external and internal clients
  • Coordinating maintenance, troubleshooting and clients’ installations upgrades
  • Supporting ongoing in-house projects, installations and equipment manufacturing
  • Providing support to in-house projects and experiments and where appropriate, contributing to product development
  • Liaising with the business development managers and with Silixa’s technology advisors to ensure that DS surveys are well planned
  • Liaising with the Finance Department to ensure all projects are within budget and invoiced efficiently
  • Liaising with the Logistics Officer to ensure all shipments are on time and within budget
  • Adhering to company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promoting safe work practices

 The Candidate:

We are looking for an energetic and dedicated individual with fibre optic experience in the energy industry (petroleum, renewable, electrical power).  The candidate should have the ability to work on their own initiative while also contributing to team-oriented projects. The position will require the candidate to be versatile, flexible, hands-on, and a self-starter.

The candidate must possess the self-confidence to challenge actions that may compromise the performance of Silixa’s technology. As the role will require the candidate to undertake a range of industry HSE training & certification before they can be deployed to the field, they must fulfil the medical requirements required to obtain the required certifications.

Qualifications/Experience

Ideally the candidate will have a relevant engineering or similar technical qualification. However, candidates with extensive field installation experience will be also considered.

  • Field installation
  • Hands-on experience of fibre optic sensing systems
  • Minimum of an HNC in an engineering or scientific discipline
  • Knowledge of seismic acquisition and basic data processing
  • Knowledge of distributed fibre optics measurements

Additionally candidates must

  • Be physically able to meet industry certification requirements
    • A medical with a Silixa approved doctor will be required prior to any offer of employment
  • Have strong written and spoken communications skills
  • Be capable of creating technical reports and papers
  • Have proven problem solving and analysis ability

Health

Due to the nature of the business we will require the candidate to be in a position to obtain medical certificates for a variety of job locations, including offshore. Any job offer will be dependent upon the candidate undertaking an appropriate medical at Silixa’s expense to ensure their ability to undertake this role.

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Optoelectronics Products, the successful candidate is expected to adopt a hands-on approach and will be primarily responsible for the coordinating of day-to-day activities within the Production department to ensure timely delivery of finished products. This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join an expanding company with a view to delivering class leading optical fibre sensing products to customers across the world.

You will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Planning production schedule based on demand forecast from business units
  • Assessing and planning of resource requirements; Identifying potential bottlenecks and formulating mitigation plans
  • Managing production schedule and ensuring timely delivery of product to meet sales demand
  • Managing of stock and purchasing activities
  • Establishing and maintaining product quality control processes
  • Coordinating with product engineering team on the release of build and test procedures for use by production department
  • Liaising with members of product engineering and R&D on customer support, product service and repair, and product customisation requests
  • Organising routine maintenance, calibration and repair of production equipment
  • Supervising members of production department, reviewing work performance and identifying training needs as required
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices

 The Candidate:

We are looking for a dedicated and disciplined individual with a background in engineering and relevant industry experience in manufacturing of electronic or optical instrument. The candidate must possess excellent communication and organisation skills with a keen eye  for attention to details.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related engineering or science field
  • Proven ability in leading and managing a team (at least 5-10 members)
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience in production leadership role
  • Experience in stock management
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Good analytical skills and proven problem-solving ability
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of material resource planning (MRP) system
  • Capable of multitasking with proven teamworking and interpersonal skills
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Product Engineering Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Supporting the engineering of products based on specifications from R&D team
  • Designing, developing and implementing test stations for modular and full system testing of products
  • Building and testing of pre-production prototypes
  • Designing and optimising manufacturing and test processes for new and existing products
  • Creating and maintaining manufacturing documentation to support product releases
  • Leading and coordinating all relevant product compliance testing
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

 The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a background in physics or engineering and preferably relevant industry experience in photonics/optoelectronics. This is a hands-on position where the candidate is responsible for leading and implementing product designs and coordinating with multidisciplinary teams to transfer products into manufacturing.

Qualifications/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related engineering or science field
  • Experience in product release and testing in manufacturing environment is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of fibre optic distributed sensing technology would be advantageous
  • Experience in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Knowledge of programming languages for hardware testing is highly desirable
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Good communication & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

 

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Chief Technology Officer, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Leading the development of a new distributed sensing technique to be incorporated into the next generation of Silixa’s flagship opto-electronic instruments
  • Managing the technical aspects of the project, including developing the new system up to field-deployable prototype stage
  • Coordinating with the Lead Development engineer, overall responsible for the new instrument, and with the Engineering team who will launch the updated system into Production
  • Leading communication within Silixa, and with customers who will trial the new technology
  • Supporting initial field trials as needed
  • Assisting on other distributed optical fibre development projects as needed
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

 The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with a strong background in physics or engineering, and relevant industry or academic experience in photonics/optoelectronics. Depending on the candidate’s relevant project management experience, the position may be offered at a Senior level. This is a hands-on position where the candidate is responsible for leading a development project while coordinating with multidisciplinary teams to ultimately transfer idea into manufactured products.

Qualifications/Experience

A minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a related engineering or science field, though it is anticipated that the successful candidate will hold a master’s degree and/or PhD

  • Experience of optical fibre and/or optics technology is required
  • Experience of fibre optic distributed sensing technology would be highly advantageous
  • High level of confidence in using electrical and optical test instruments
  • Proven fault finding and troubleshooting ability
  • Knowledge of programming languages is desirable
  • Capable of multitasking and able to work under time pressure
  • Good communication & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel and Words
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment

Job Type: Permanent

Location: Elstree, London WD6

 

The Role

Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • Building and testing of optical and electronic assemblies
  • Assembly and repair of Silixa products
  • Create/maintain process and procedure documentation to ISO 9001 standards
  • Frequent use of the IT system
  • Adhering to Company’s and clients’ HSE requirements and local legislation at all times and actively promote safe work practices.

 The Candidate:

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated individual with relevant experience in electronics/optoelectronics manufacturing environment.

Qualifications/Experience

  • HND or higher-level qualification in the relevant technical field, ideally electronics
  • Experience in electronics soldering, circuit testing, cable assembly and product assembly
  • Experience in fibre handling would be advantageous (i.e. splicing and cleaving)
  • Capable of multitasking, able to work under time pressure and stress
  • Good interpersonal & organisational skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • IT Literate – Good Knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

The Package

An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.

Application/Enquiries

Candidates are advised to email an up to date CV stating the job role they are interested in to: ukjobs@silixa.com

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK without any restriction.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Roxanne Trainor at 020 8327 4210.

Silixa promotes equal opportunity in employment