Current Opportunities

As a young, dynamic and growing company, PowerPhotonic offers staff a challenging and rewarding career opportunity. Its engineering ethos is embedded in the culture of the organisation and the ability to work at the cutting edge of technology will be enough for many to consider PowerPhotonic a natural choice to further their career.

Headquartered in Dalgety Bay near Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, PowerPhotonic is situated in modern spacious offices with excellent facilities.  The company offers a breadth of opportunity that few others can offer in Europe.  Working in the heart of the company really does make a difference.  If you have a significant contribution to make, we’ll make sure it is significant for your success and the success of the company.  But for many, the opportunity to move to Scotland will be a key attraction.  Scotland is a great place to live and work. The countryside and beaches, rivers and glens are world renowned and all within easy reach of the city centres.  There is a wide choice of places to live, with lively towns and cities for those who are young or young at heart and rural communities for those who want a quieter life away from work.

 

 

We are a world-class company with the ambition to reach a global audience. No matter whether you are a graduate or an experienced engineer, an expert in optics or operations, if you want to be part of a growing company, give us a call.  We are always on the lookout for dynamic talent that wants to make a difference.

If you are interested in joining a dynamic and growing company, send your c.v. and a covering letter to HR@powerphotonic.com

Current Opportunities as of 31st August 2021:

(1) IT/Systems Engineer

(2) Accounts Assistant

(3) Supply Chain & Contracts Leader

 

IT/Systems Engineer

The Role

PowerPhotonic’s Digital Team is responsible for setting out the strategic vision of the company’s information and data ecosystem; for delivering innovative and dependable information services and systems; for establishing quality standards in software, coding, and data; and for upholding Cyber Security standards.

The IT/Systems Engineer takes a pivotal role in the planning, delivery, improvement, and support of PowerPhotonic’s IT Infrastructure and data-enabled systems.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • IT/Systems projects
    • Deliver projects that create, improve, and consolidate the company’s IT and network infrastructure, and the digital systems used throughout the business. Support other functions and external service partners in service and systems project delivery. Apply PowerPhotonic’s project management procedures, and document project progress.
    • Assist the Digital Strategy Leader in scoping, planning, and specification of delivery and change projects. Support the identification, research, and dissemination of digital opportunities and technology-driven innovation throughout the business.
  • Establish & manage configuration and asset management and processes
    • Create and manage a register of security and production-critical digital assets (clients, control computers, workstations, servers, cloud services, network infrastructure, remote working technology) used by the company, and capture their baseline configuration. Apply these configurations to assets, or validate external asset configuration. Ensure deviations from baseline are justified, approved, and recorded.
    • Generate, update, and contribute to administrative and configuration process documentation for systems and IT infrastructure. Facilitate external service delivery where possible, and ensure process documentation is being followed by our external service partners.
    • Support the implementation of IT/Systems change management procedures; keep a change control register.
  • Digital Service Desk
    • Establish a centralised support contact point for all staff that incorporates an externally provisioned IT help desk. Carry out, facilitate, and coordinate timely delivery of internal and external support activities.
    • Analyse tickets to generate operational data used in service desk performance reporting.

Carry out IT support duties, especially in support of specialist and in-house-designed digital systems and infrastructure, and emergency/disaster recovery response. User administration management including onboarding/offboarding; staff awareness activities.

Other duties will include:

  • Occasionally support other activities throughout the Digital team.
  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the line manager from time to time.

 

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • IT support or project delivery experience in a commercial environment.
  • Strong skills in general IT and IT administration, demonstrated through relevant work experience or related qualifications.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable requirements:

  • Industry/commercial experience, understanding of business requirements in high-tech manufacturing (e.g. optics, semiconductors)
  • Computer support, computer science, or related qualification
  • Report, documentation, or business writing skills with strong attention to detail.

Demonstrable experience some of the following:

  • IT Service Management (e.g. ITIL)
  • Information Security standards and frameworks (e.g. Cyber Essentials, ISO27001)
  • Administering, supporting, and configuring Windows Server 2012/2016/2019, Hyper-V environments, Active Directory.
  • Administering, supporting, and configuring Microsoft SQL Server
  • Administering, supporting, and configuring Windows 10 client environments
  • Remote Desktop Services, VPN
  • Network infrastructure: DHCP, DNS, WiFi; routing, network segmentation and segregation; VLANs. IP Telephony.
  • O365, M365. SharePoint, Teams, Azure. InTune or other MDM solutions.
  • Service Desk Platforms, ticketing systems, IT documentation software.

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Strong communicator with a positive, personable, and professional attitude. Ability to establish good working relationships with technical, non-technical and engineering colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure – effectively and independently manage workload and prioritise tasks based on their urgency and impact on the business.
  • Ability to work effectively in a project-driven environment, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Professional conduct in line with strict information security requirements. Demonstrate understanding of the importance of confidentiality in administrative IT roles.
  • Strong interest in technology, and motivation to update and expand knowledge and skills through continual professional development.

 

Working Conditions & Physical Demands

Office and manufacturing environment. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Occasional out-of-hour or weekend work as part of project or support delivery from time to time and as previously agreed.
  • Infrequent, unscheduled out-of-hour or weekend work may be required as part of emergency or disaster recovery response.

 

Job Progression Opportunities

PowerPhotonic is committed to the career and personal development of its employees. While no specific guarantees can be given as to future career development, which will depend on business requirements and any vacancies which may arise, the company looks to employ individuals who have the interest, skills and potential to progress within the company, possibly in different departments. Potential routes for future career development from this role could include:

  • Pursuing training and opportunities to take up new responsibilities within the company.
  • The Digital function is a key part of our expanding and ambitious business. This role could lead to a Senior/Leading position within a larger team of IT/Systems professionals.

 

This is a full-time position.

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

Occasional travel may be required in order to attend training courses, customer visits and industrial events.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

Accounts Assistant

The Role

As part of our continued growth, we are looking for an Accounts Assistant to join our ambitious team. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter to join PowerPhotonic at a key period in the company’s growth.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

  • Sales ledger and invoicing – assisting the Accountant with raising sales invoices and posting to the sales ledger, assisting with export control documentation, recording and administration.
  • Purchase ledger – assisting the Accountant with processing, recording and monitoring purchase requisitions, placing purchase orders up to approved limits, checking and posting purchase invoices and resolving queries with suppliers.
  • Stationery & office supplies – responsible for the stock of stationery, office, cleaning and canteen supplies and for replenishment as required.
  • Cash – manage petty cash and cash purchases.
  • Employee expenses – recording employee expenses, posting to the ledger and arranging payment.
  • HR – assisting the Accountant with maintaining HR records on BreatheHR.

Other duties will include:

  • Opening and distributing the incoming mail.
  • Assisting with documenting accounting processes and procedures.
  • Arranging and booking off-site meetings and events.
  • Any other activities as may reasonably be required by the Financial Controller or the Accountant from time to time.

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

  • Educated to Scottish Higher Level (SQF Level 6) or equivalent.
  • Highly numerate and IT literate, with good basic skills and experience in the use Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.).
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some previous experience of administration and working in an office.

 

Desirable requirements:

  • HNC/HND in accounting, maths or similar.
  • Experience of working in a bookkeeping or junior accounting role in a commercial organisation.
  • Experience of using mid-tier accounting software.
  • Intermediate Excel skills.

 

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

  • Ability to balance the conflicting interests of multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to support the company in working towards a shared vision.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

 

In addition, this particular role requires:

  • Flexible approach to work and comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment, responsive and adaptable to changing requirements and priorities.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work to a high degree of numerical accuracy and with good attention to detail.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise tasks and escalate issues as required.
  • Appreciation and understanding of confidentiality requirements in dealing with sensitive data and information.
  • Interaction externally to the business with customers, suppliers and other third parties, which require a high level of professionalism.

 

This is a part-time position (25-30 hours per week)

All applicants must already hold the legal right to work in the UK.

Limited UK travel may be required in order to cover attendance at training courses, conferences or meetings.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

 

Supply Chain and Contracts Leader

The Role

The Supply Chain and Contracts Leader will lead PowerPhotonic’s supply chain activities supporting the satisfaction and realisation of products and services in a timely manner. Ensure PowerPhotonic has sourced goods and services, for all aspects of the organisational operation, which are robust in supply and efficient in cost.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Key areas of responsibility comprise:

    • Manage key supplier relationships ensuring excellent communication channels, timely response to query, quotation and procurement acknowledgement. Oversee the purchasing process
    • Routinely identify and mitigate risk within the supply chain where supply, timeliness or cost could be adversely impacted.
    • Where strategically important and/or to minimize cost and lead time, establish supply agreements
    • Define and implement a supply chain development roadmap which supports the business growth and clearly details current and future capabilities
    • Enhance the supplier approval and qualification processes
    • Establish control and routine monitoring for the different type of suppliers utilized by PowerPhotonic.
    • Collate and publish supplier score cards highlighting S.W.O.T. within the supply chain
    • Manage supplier corrective action requests ensuring effective implementation of action. Garner technical support from within PowerPhotonic.
    • Supplier Audit and, if necessary, timely corrective action, assuring continued product or service quality and timely delivery
    • Ensure the company values are always upheld when performing this role

Required qualifications and experience

Essential requirements:

    • Min B.Sc. Degree – Business  or equivalent
    • M-CIPS or equivalent qualification.
    • 5+ years’ experience supply chain management
    • Experience drafting, reviewing, negotiating and advising on terms and conditions of contracts
    • Operated in an ERP environment

Desirable requirements:

    • Operated in a regulated/export control environment
    • Experience in a precision manufacturing or technology industry.
    • KPI collation and presentation

Preferred skills

PowerPhotonic’s core values of Innovation, Collaboration, Transparency and Excellence are the foundation for the company’s growth and success.  The company is looking for candidates who share these values and can demonstrate the following:

    • Comfortable operating in a small and fast paced company environment
    • Flexible and responsive approach to managing workload
    • Ability to plan and prioritize work independently and flag and escalate issues as required
    • Self-starter – solutions focused, with a hand-on approach to problem solving
    • Team player, communicates effectively and builds good working relationships
    • Maintains social, ethical and organizational norms in conducting internal and external business activities
    • Tenacious and resilient – sees issues through to resolution

This is a full-time position.

The successful applicant must have the right to work in the UK.

The position will require both UK and International travel in order to fulfil the role and should maintain a valid passport.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter to hr@powerphotonic.com.

 

 

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