Diamond Light Source Ltd

Head of Engineering Group

Didcot, Oxfordshire
£66,962 - £78,778 per annum (Discretionary range to £90,596)
18 Jan 2019
15 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Engineering Group

Diamond Light Source

Didcot, Oxfordshire

£66,962 - £78,778 per annum (Discretionary range to £90,596)

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An exciting opportunity exists for an exceptional engineering manager to lead a large, multi-disciplined group engaged at the forefront of technological application at Diamond.

Diamond is the national synchrotron facility serving the UK and international academic and industrial scientific communities and its pioneering capabilities are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

Diamond accelerates electrons to produce extremely bright X-rays for use by scientists in 33 independent experimental stations. These beamlines are made up of optical elements and sample environments that employ sub-micron, multi-axis, precision motion systems operating in Ultra High Vacuum environments and often at cryogenic temperatures. Add to that all the technologies including magnets and RF involved in accelerating and focusing the electrons through three different accelerators, and you can begin to imagine the enormous breadth of this role.

You will join Diamond at an exciting time as we embark on a major upgrade of the facility, which will replace the current electron storage ring with an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy as well as install new, and upgrade existing, beamlines.

To help maintain our status as a world-class facility, we require a dedicated technical professional with a proven track record in leading a substantial multi-disciplined engineering group to lead and develop a group of more than 80 staff engaged in the design, specification, procurement and construction of technical systems employed across the accelerators and beamlines. If you possess the passion and drive to push the boundaries of engineering within a scientific arena; are an excellent communicator and collaborator and are excited by the opportunity Diamond is offering to advance your career then we want to hear from you.

We offer comprehensive benefits including flexible working arrangements.

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

Closing date: 24 February 2019.

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.  If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

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