Power Systems Project Engineers/Technicians

Recruiter
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
Location
Culham, Oxford
Salary
£32,993 - £50,272
Posted
12 Jul 2018
Closes
10 Aug 2018
Ref
2962
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Power Systems Project Engineers/Technicians

Job Ref: 2962

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £32,993 - £50,272 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date: 10th August 2018

 

The Electrical Engineering Department presently provides pulsed power to the JET and MAST-U Tokamaks, including the magnet power supplies, neutral beam power supplies and HV distribution. In addition, the Department undertakes both new build and refurbishment projects for the Tokamaks and is expanding to grow into the new programmes at UKAEA such as materials research, fusion technology and RACE.

The job holder will join the core team of engineers who lead and deliver the projects that are undertaken on behalf of our customers; utilising the expert skills from throughout the Department to deliver projects on-time, to budget and often meeting strict technical performance requirements. The job holder is expected to be an Electrical or Electronic Engineer who can design and implement power systems from a range of areas such as pulsed power, power conversion and control systems.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment.

UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. 

Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77D3F3ILl98

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack by clicking the apply now button.

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential

For Level 4 experience and Aptitudes:

A degree or HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline, with relevant project experience in an electrical/electronic engineering role. 

For Level 5 aptitudes and experience:

- An honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline, and relevant professional experience in an electrical/electronic engineering role. Or an HND in an Electrical/Electronic discipline, or equivalent qualification level, with a greater breadth and depth of experience/knowledge. 

- Significant experience in design and implementation of power converters from component through to system level. The power converters must be greater than >1kW but desirable to have experience at the MW level.

- Experience of preparing safety documentation for the delivery of projects on site.

Desirable

- a knowledge of project engineering and contract management, or exposure to commercial processes with competitive tendering.

- A practical approach combined with a good understanding of basic electrical and electronics engineering theory including the manufacturing and build of power electronic systems.

Special requirements:

- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

- PLEASE NOTE WE WELCOME APPLICATIONS ACROSS 2 LEVELS AND HAVE ATTACHED APPLICATION PACKS FOR BOTH, THE LEVEL IS DETERMINED BY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE AGAINST THE CRITERIA WITHIN THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS. THE LEVEL 4 ROLE ATTRACTS A SALARY RANGE OF £32,993 - £37,069 AND THE LEVEL 5 ATTRACTS A SALARY OF £44,959 TO £50,272

- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role. 

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