Permanent Full Time
£44,959 - £50,272 (inclusive of MPP) PA + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
20th March 2019
Are you an experienced mechanical engineer with excellent communication and influencing skills?
Do you have knowledge and industry experience working with large industrial machines?
Do you have a relevant degree or equivalent qualification?
The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a mechanical engineer to join their team within the Electrical Engineering Department. You will be part of a collaborative, large team, responsible for the operations, maintenance, repair and provision of upgrades/refurbishments to two large 775tonne Flywheel Generator Converters (FGCs) used on one of our fusion experiments.
Key areas of responsibility will include:
- Providing mechanical engineering expertise to other major parts of the pulsed power supplies plant
- Manage the operations and maintenance of 2 off 775t flywheel generators
- Act as a technical expert as well as the coordinator for all plant related activities
- Provide engineering expertise for mechanical aspects of large rotating machines
- Lead fault finding and plant repair activities in a safe and effective manner, ensuring relevant work control procedures are followed
- Responsible for defining stock levels of spare parts and consumables to meet the required plant availability and usage, and for ensuring these components are available
- Produce engineering solutions for upgrade/refurbishment of same
- Lead external contractor team
- Act as duty engineer for power supplies operations
- Seek to minimise the number of plant faults and safety incidents by identifying and implementing improvements and promoting good behavioural safety
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.
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 full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.
Knowledge skills and experience
- Degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline (or equivalent)
- A lower qualification level may be accepted where there is significant demonstrated experience beyond the minimum below
- Must demonstrate the ability to apply technical expertise and manage complex tasks
- Must demonstrate the ability to manage a small highly skilled engineering team
- Experience in relevant heavy industry
- Mechanical engineering role working on electrical plant in a high hazard environment
- Experience leading technical teams
- Experience working on large rotating machines would be highly advantageous
- This role will require you to work early/late shifts
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.
- 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.