Graduate Electrical / Electronic Engineer

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Culham, Abingdon
£27,322 - £30,788 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
02 Jul 2019
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Graduate Electrical / Electronic Engineer

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Job Title:
Graduate Electrical / Electronic Engineer

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£27,322 - £30,788 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
5th August 2019

Are you a recent graduate engineer with a desire to develop rapidly in a technically varied and challenging environment? 

Can you imagine a source of electricity that is carbon free, with fuels reserves for millions of years and is inherently safe? This is not science fiction - this is Nuclear Fusion - the process that powers the Sun! The UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. 

Graduate Engineers with some practical experience are being sought for all disciplines of Electrical, Electronic and Control/Instrumentation Engineering. 

The Electrical Engineering Department, operates, maintains and develops the pulsed power converters for the Joint European Torus (JET), the largest operating Tokamak in the world and the UK`s new Tokamak MAST-U that will position UKAEA at the centre of international fusion research for many years to come. 

Your key areas of responsibility: 

- Leading and delivery small projects and technical studies. 

- Assisting engineers to fault find, commissioning and enhance large industrial power supplies plant and their control systems. 

- Assisting with the operation of the power supplies and high voltage distribution. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a passion to develop their career. The unique nature of the work at UKAEA means that all recruits receive a high level of training and development supported by our mentoring scheme. 

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. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people. 

Knowledge skills and experience

- An honour’s degree, or equivalent, in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related discipline such as Physics. A lower qualification level may be accepted where there is demonstrated experience beyond the minimum expected. 

- Some practical industrial experience gained after qualification. Experience gained before or during attending the degree may also be considered. 

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

- Ability to prioritise work and work under pressure. 

- Good team working and communication skills. 

Further development will be provided to successful candidates. 

Special requirements:
Selection Method: 

- Candidates will initially be contacted for a telephone interview. 

- Formal second stage interviews, will include a presentation to be prepared. 

- As part of the selection process you will be expected to complete a personality profile online. 


- 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.

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