Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Recruiter
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
Location
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary
£44,959 - £50,272
Posted
13 Jul 2018
Closes
12 Aug 2018
Ref
2744
Discipline
Electronic
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Job Ref: 2744

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £44,959 - £50,272 pa (including MPP), dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme

Closing date: 12th August 2018

 

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations.

The Electrical Engineering Department operates, maintains and develops the pulsed power converters and distribution equipment for the Joint European Torus (JET), the largest operating Tokamak in the world operated on behalf of EUROfusion, and the UK`s new Tokamak MAST-U that will position UKAEA at the centre of international fusion research for many years to come. As a new department it is also starting an exciting pathway to explore new opportunities within the fusion technology programme, supporting UK growth with the UKAEAs business development team and helping meet the challenges faced with commercialising fusion.

There are exciting opportunities for Electrical and Electronic Engineers to join the departments vibrant growing team. Engineers are sought from all disciplines of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from small signal digital/analogue electronics through to working on large megawatt power electronic converters and high voltage ac pulsed distribution systems.

There are opportunities, predominantly with plant and operational responsibilities but also project engineering, to work on;

-Magnet coil power supplies

-High current thyristor rectification (up to 133kA)

-High current IGBT H-Bridge fast switching converters technologies

-36/400kVac HV Distribution

-HVdc (upto 120kVdc) systems for neutral beam heating systems

-Rotating machines (flywheel generators)

The work at UKAEA is diverse in nature and often unique to Fusion therefore it is recognised that candidates are unlikely to be able to fulfil all of these requirements. UKAEA is committed to developing and training its staff and actively promotes progression to Professional Registration status.

The work at UKAEA is diverse in nature and often unique to Fusion therefore it is recognised that candidates are unlikely to be able to fulfil all of these requirements. UKAEA is committed to developing and training its staff and actively promotes progression to Professional Registration status.

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.

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential

-Relevant post-graduate experience in an electrical/electronic engineering role in an industrial hazardous or harsh environment at a professional level.

-Honours degree in Electrical, Electronics or Power Engineering, or a related discipline such as Physics. A lower qualification level may be accepted where there is significant demonstrated experience beyond the minimum expected.

-Significant experience fault finding at both component and system level with a demonstrated ability to apply technical expertise.

-Ability to manage complex work tasks and to work as part of a team. 

Desirable

-Candidates with experience working on high current (kAs) and/or high voltage (kVs) power conversion systems are particularly invited to apply.

Special requirements:Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method(s):

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

Notes: 

-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. 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.