Diamond Light Source Ltd

Electrical Project Engineer

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£32,805 - £38,593 (Discretionary range to £44,382)
21 Feb 2018
21 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron. It works like a giant microscope, harnessing the power of electrons to produce bright light that scientists can use to study anything from fossils to jet engines to viruses and vaccines.

The machine accelerates electrons to near light speeds so that they give off light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. These bright beams are then directed off into laboratories known as ‘beamlines’. Here the light is used to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

We are seeking an experienced electrical engineer to work on development projects and operations support of our electron accelerator complex. Your involvement will be through the full life cycle of design, procurement, installation, test and commissioning working closely with a wide range of scientific and technical staff to achieve successful results.

You should have qualifications leading to Chartered status and experience in some of the following areas:

  • Design of control systems and hardware arrangements;
  • Precision motion control using stepper motors and piezo actuators;
  • Vacuum control systems;
  • Safety circuits;
  • Low Voltage systems;
  • Programmable logic controllers;
  • Distributed I/O;
  • Pneumatic controls.
  • Preparing Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS);
  • Collating information for technical files.
  • Ordering materials and maintaining spares holdings;
  • Safety inspections on electrical systems;
  • Competence in using AutoCAD or ElecWorks would be desirable.

You should have the ability to communicate effectively, show initiative and have lots of enthusiasm.

For further information and to apply, please click on the apply button, to visit our website.

Closing date: 25 March 2018.

Diamond is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all sections of the community.

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