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Project Manager

We have an exciting opportunity for a motivated, high energy Project Manager to join our outstanding development team and be an instrumental player in driving our next generation Optical circuit switches to market. 

About the Role

In this role you will be central to the development of cutting edge optical switches enabling the disaggregation of complex data networks worldwide. You will oversee the development and transfer into volume manufacturing, owning the budget, timelines and risk management. You will be the communication lead internally and externally, having responsibility for multiple simultaneous projects.  You will be an advocate of the development process and be instrumental to driving its adoption within HUBER+SUHNER Polatis. This role is positioned in a cross functional multi-specialised team environment, including electronics, optics, mechanical design, software, production and quality.


About You

This is a junior to mid-level role which reports into the Senior Project Manager who leads the Project Engineering Team and, as such, is an excellent pathway to develop and enhance your project management career.  To be successful you’ll need to have had approximately 3 years’ exposure to project management of multi-disciplinary teams and be confident  managing medium complexity projects within a structured development process environment. Exposure to a product design environment will be apparent on your CV.  You may have begun your  career as a Project Controller or as a Technical Lead and subsequently moved into project management, but you will certainly be comfortable managing  a small group of customer facing projects with the opportunity to be involved in internal improvement initiatives. You will be familiar with traditional and modern project management principles (Agile/Lean) with a proficiency in suitable tools like MS Project. You will be a collaborator with excellent organizational skills, focussed on driving and motivating engineering teams to deliver on commitments; and at ease with presenting project information, communicating effectively at all levels within the organization.


About Polatis

We offer a friendly and informal work environment in a prime location on the Cambridge Science Park, a competitive salary and annual bonus scheme, plus a range of benefits including private health care, non-contributory pension scheme, health shield cash back plan, and cycle to work scheme.

HUBER+SUHNER Polatis is the world leader in the design and manufacture of energy-efficient, all-optical switching solutions that connect optical fibers directly to make networks more flexible, agile and reliable.  We offer a range of market leading optical switching solutions used in a number of different markets including cyber surveillance, government systems, telecommunications, data center networks and oil and gas instrumentation.  


Founded in 2005 as a result of the merger of leading optical technology companies from Massachusetts and the UK, the company is now part of the HUBER+SUHNER group Fiber Optics Division.