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Domain Expert, Acoustics / Principal Transducer Engineer

Ref no. BHN549923
Location Buckinghamshire, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Closed

Job summary

Want to join a company a trusted and reputable company with a broad portfolio of capabilities across the Maritime domain?

Key skills required for this role

Acoustics, Transducer , Domain Expert, Engineering, SME


Acoustics, Transducer , Domain Expert, Engineering, SME

Job description

Important: All applicants must be able to obtain Security Clearance *minimum 5 years UK residency*

Working: Possible Flexible and some remote working potentials. This requires some travel between sites on occasion, and may require short periods away for trials or customer meetings.

Want to work for a successful business, who develop advanced specialist systems to deliver warfighting edge in the modern maritime and underwater battlespace?

The company have a number of awards, most recently been named as an Award winner (Gold Award) in MoD Defence Employer Recognition Scheme!

We are currently seeking to recruit diligent and highly capable people to work on cutting edge technologies and inspire our up and coming team members to deliver best in class results.

As a Domain Expert, Acoustics / Principal Transducer Engineer you will work as part of a team. This includes sonar analysts and transducer designers who use their specialist knowledge to design the functionality that underpins the performance of Ultra's acoustic products.

The domain specialism department plays a role in both the design of the company's current systems but also plays a large role in researching new techniques and sensors for future products.

As the Domain Expert, Acoustics / Principal Transducer Engineer you will work alongside the systems, analyst, electrical and mechanical teams to design acoustic sensors based on transduction materials such as piezo-electric material for current and future products. Naturally, you would need to be able to help interpret customer and system requirements to derive specifications for transducers, which they will then work with the other departments to design and test suitable sensors. Activities will include requirements derivation, design, simulation, prototyping, verification and validation.

As the Domain Expert, Acoustics / Principal Transducer Engineer within the company you will be expected to provide guidance and advice to junior members of staff and graduates as well as being able to support and substantiate their design solutions to a technical audience.

Domain Expert, Acoustics / Principal Transducer Engineer will be responsible for the following:

  • To interpret customer and system performance requirements to generate specifications for transducers
  • Develop transducer designs that meet the performance, physical properties and cost requirements
  • Simulate transducer performance in appropriate underwater environments
  • Work with and assist other engineering disciplines in the implementation of the transducer design.
  • Develop and assist in the execution of robust validation and verification of sensor designs
  • Develop broad knowledge of the company's transducer capabilities
  • Assist in developing the transducer aspects of technical specifications for programme bids.
  • Produce high quality design documentation to satisfy customer needs and educate others.
  • Contribute to the transducer roadmaps and R&D development of new transduction material sensors.
  • Represent the business as a transducer expert in meetings (internal and external) A variety of tools are used in the design of transducers, experience in some of these will help a candidate's application although training will be provided where necessary.


  • Finite element analysis e.g. COMSOL
  • Matlab
  • Orcaflex
  • Spice
  • Inventor or other CAD experience

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