Job: Acoustic Engineer, Thales


Templecombe, Somerset

Closing Date
30 April 2024

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Our opportunity

You will be responsible for engaging in the design, development, manufacture and test of acoustic transducers and Sonar hardware within the Thales MMS Acoustics Team. Acoustic Engineers are involved throughout the product engineering lifecycle, from research and initial design concepts through to supporting production and in-service product support.

Thales Underwater Systems (UWS) who design, develop and support Sonar Systems applications for anti-submarine warfare and mine hunting, have a fantastic opportunity for an Acoustic Engineer to join a small, specialised and ever-growing team.


What can we offer you?

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes:

  • Performance Related Bonus
  • Half day every Friday, usually finishing around 13:00pm
  • Pension Scheme
  • 28 days annual leave (Plus Bank Holidays)
  • Life Cover
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts


Key Responsibilities and Tasks

  • To conduct the design and development of the underwater sensing technologies of the future
  • Modelling, prototyping/proof of concept, acoustic testing, integration and qualification activities, design for cost/manufacture, technical reporting
  • To conduct research on novel and low maturity sensing technologies and materials
  • Work with our Operations teams to support the manufacture and test of deliverable hardware.
  • Support the enhancement of in-house acoustic test methods and facilities
  • Complete activities in accordance with company procedures, safety and security regulations
  • Actively engage in continuous personal development, working with your Team Leader to build a fulfilling career development path


Skills and Expertise

  • A Master’s degree or equivalent in an appropriate engineering, maths or science discipline (e.g. acoustics, physics, product design, manufacturing engineering, mechanical and electrical engineering)
  • Have a background in acoustics
  • Prior experience in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) modelling is a plus
  • Knowledge of transduction materials
  • Knowledge of relevant physics (e.g. acoustics, vibration and resonant systems)
  • Strong data analysis skills and sound mathematics
  • Experience in conducting basic experimental laboratory testing
  • A passion for undertaking underwater acoustic hardware research, design and development activities, interfacing with others as required
  • A logical problem solving approach
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude that performs effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, promoting the values of inclusiveness and diversity


Security Clearance Statement

  • This role requires full SC level security clearance without any restrictions or caveats (Either current or ability to gain full clearance is essential). For more information and guidance, please visit the UKSV website.


Posted on 12th March 2024 in Job Opportunities in Acoustics, Early Careers Group