Electrical Safety Engineer

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£32,993 - £37,069 (Level 4 inclusive of MPP) OR £44,959 - £50,272 (Level 5 inclusive of MPP)
29 Mar 2019
26 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Electrical Safety Engineer

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Job Title:
Electrical Safety Engineer

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

Closing date:
28th April 2019

Are you an experienced electrical engineer with an interest in safety and safety management?

Do you have knowledge and experience working in high-hazard industrial environments with strong communication and influencing skills?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for an electrical safety engineer to join their team within the Electrical Engineering Department.

Based out of our site in Oxfordshire, the Electrical Engineering Department operates, maintains and develops the Tokamak pulsed power converters and distribution equipment for the Joint European Torus (JET) and the UK`s MAST-U. 

The Department has three Authority to Operate Holders who are responsible for the safe operation and management of the sites power supplies facilities and distribution. The job role will provide professional engineering skills on electrical and plant safety and eventually deputise for the departments Authority to Operate Holders. 

Key areas responsibility includes:
- Developing short to medium term plans with the broad aim of improving safety and reliability.
- Assisting the Authority to Operate Holders in developing long term strategies.
- Leading safety related projects.
- Prepare and assess technical documentation such as maintenance procedures, safety assessments (safety case procedures), design reports, risk assessments and method statements.
- Assisting in the maintenance and development of the facilities safety cases.
- Engage in technically complex and sensitive interactions such as safety reviews, audits and incident investigations.
- Seeking to achieve high standards of safety, monitor and evaluate work-place safety standards, conducting incident investigations, determine root cause, and develop corrective actions.

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role attracting a salary range of L4 - £32,993 - £37,069 (Level 4 inclusive of MPP) OR £44,959 - £50,272 (Level 5 inclusive of MPP)

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.

Knowledge skills and experience

- An HND, degree or equivalent in Electrical Engineering or closely allied discipline or substantial relevant experience.
- A background of working with industrial electrical power systems. 
- Experience of safety and maintenance processes and procedures in a high-hazard environment.
- Excellent communication skills.

- Safety related qualification or certificate, (e.g. IOSH, NEBOSH, etc.).

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.

- 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. 

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role attracting a salary range of L4 - £32,993 - £37,069 (Level 4 inclusive of MPP) OR £44,959 - £50,272 (Level 5 inclusive of MPP)

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