Electrical/Electronics Engineer

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA)
£32,993 - £37,069 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
26 Sep 2018
23 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Job Ref: 3136

Job type: Permanent, Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £32,993 - £37,069 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date: 23rd October 2018


Are you an experienced Electrical/Electronics Engineer with design, test, and fault finding skills? 

Do you have a background in RF-industry/Nuclear-Industry/Military/Science with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification?

Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience working on RF plants or large electrical installations?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical/Electronics Engineers to join their team within the Heating and Fuelling department. The team consists of circa 90 employees and are responsible for Plasma Heating systems on the JET and MAST-U tokamaks.

The jobholder will be part of the ICRH group which carries out the operation, upgrading and maintenance of the RF (radio Frequency) plant and its power supply systems in support of the JET facility. The system delivers 10 MW of RF power (25-55 MHz) to the JET plasma. It is essential that the jobholder adopts outstanding safe working practices. 

After training the job holder will also become an RF Pilot for the ICRH system, liaising with the JET session leader and Engineer in Charge and taking responsibility for the operation of the ICRH plant during operational shifts.

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.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

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


- Degree in related discipline (Electrical/Electronics/Radio Frequency).

- Installation, commissioning, maintenance of electrical equipment including HV power supplies and RF.

- Experience of programmable electronic devices such as PLDs, FPGAs, etc.

- Experience of using Electronic Circuit Design and Simulation software such as OrCAD or Proteus.

- Good communication skills as the post-holder will need to collaborate as required with other groups.


- Incorporated Engineer Status (IEng) or several years working towards Incorporated status.

- Experience of working with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs).

- Experience in RF measurements (spectrum analyser, Network analysers).

- Experience in LabVIEW programing.

- Experience of high power RF systems and technologies applicable to JET. 

Special requirements:

- Note that during experimental campaigns, JET operations runs a two shifts system from 06:30 until 22:30; the jobholder is expected to be available for 8.25 hours shift work during this period. Occasional Saturday shift work could be requested (but not mandatory).

- The jobholder is expected to follow strict Health &Safety regulations related to ionising and non-ionising radiation, high voltage, pressurised air, chemical and mechanical hazards associated with the job.

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.

- 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.