Electrical Engineer / Electrical Design & Installation Engineer

12 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies – spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors.

They were originally established in 2009 to design and develop small Spherical Tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then, the strategy has evolved to prioritise building a pilot plant to exceed fusion energy breakeven.

The Role:

The candidate will be part of the Electrical Engineering team. The team is responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of a large number of pulsed power supplies as well as installation and commissioning of the controls, diagnostics and safety systems for the ST40 programme.

* High power busbar design and installation including temperature monitoring system.
* Earthing design and layout for stared system capable of handling high power impulse currents.
* Installation and commissioning of high voltage power supplies and high current power supplies.
* Design, commission and installation of PLC and HMI for equipment interlocks and LabVIEW for power supply control and remote user interface communications.
* Design and use of signal processing using analogue / digital filtering.
* Analogue (OpAmps etc) and digital electronic design.
* Design of risk assessments and installation method statements.

Contacts and Communication

* Liaising with other engineers responsible for cooling water systems, vacuum and physics parameters.

* Liaising with various manufacturing companies.
* Internally the post holder will communicate with the Electrical Engineering Group manager, other mechanical and electrical engineers working within the Company.
* Externally the post holder will be responsible for the management of electrical engineering manufacture contracts and will therefore have to liaise with manufacturers and component suppliers.

The Candidate:



* Degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering


* Experience of working on pulsed power supplies
* Relevant experience at an appropriate level.
* Health & safety IOSH or NEBOSH

Knowledge and Experience:


* High voltage and High current power supplies.
* Working knowledge of electrical power engineering control interface through PLC controls and LabVIEW.
* 3D and 2D CAD.
* Knowledge and understanding of fault finding techniques using test and diagnostic equipment.
* Earthing system.
* Busbar systems.
* Pulsed supply for TF joint measurement.
* Feedthrough and cabling systems.


* Electrical circuit simulation.
* PCB Creation.
* Experience handling LN.
* Design of Power electronics, including simulation, and hands-on experience. Using SCRs, IGBTs, Supercapacitors and other power components.

Personal skill and Qualities


* Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team, or alone.
* Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies.
* Effective written and oral communication skills.
* Strong self-motivation.
* Ability to be involved in a wide range of technologies as an electrical engineer.
* Good organized approach to complex problems.


* Able to make infrequent and short overseas and UK visits as part of work and training.
* Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
* Ability to devise and operate effective project schedules.


* 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
* Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months’ service
* Eligible for company share option scheme after one years’ service
* Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
* Private medical insurance after 3 months’ service
* Childcare voucher scheme

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Electrician, Electrical Engineer, Multi Skilled Electrical Technician, Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Electrical Technician, Installation Engineer, Testing Engineer, Power Supply Engineer, Installation & Design Engineer, may also be considered for this role.

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