Electronics Engineer

UK Atomic Energy Authority
£48208 - £51385 per annum
05 Nov 2020
30 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Electronics Engineer

Job Ref: 5052
Job Title: Electronics Engineer
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £48,208 - £51,385 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 30th November 2020

Are you an experienced Electronics Engineer with analogue and digital skills?

Do you have a background in electronics with a relevant degree, HNC or equivalent qualification?

Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience working on control and instrumentation electronics?

If so, we are keen to hear from you. The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for an Electronics Engineer to join their team within the Power Supplies Operations Unit. The team consists of circa 55 employees and is responsible for the operation and enhancement of the neural beam power supplies, and magnet power supplies of two fusion energy experiments - The Joint European Torus (JET) and MAST-U.

Working in a collaborative and inclusive team, you will be responsible for:

- Supporting very large, complex, high hazard power supply equipment that is critical to the operation of JET and MAST-U tokamaks
- Acting as a technical expert for sections of the plant managing operation, availability, reliability and safety
- Proposing and leading refurbishment and enhancements to the plant
- Mentoring less experienced colleagues and assisting with training

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our Inclusion 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 people.

Knowledge, skills and experience


- A background in electronics including analogue and digital control and instrumentation systems
- An honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related discipline or other equivalent and relevant qualifications. A lower qualification level may be accepted where there is significant demonstrated experience beyond the minimum below
- Experience of high hazard industrial working environment
- Experience of preparing safety documentation including risk assessments, method statements and using a formal permit system for work on complex, hazardous electrical plant


- High Voltage experience would be an advantage

Special requirements:

- This role will require you to work shifts
- Two shift pattern 0630-1430 and 1400 - 2230. 1 week in 4 envisaged

Selection Methods and Notes:

- We are hoping to carry out initial interviews on the 1st December. Please note that there may be changes to the dates specified, however rest assured that this will be communicated with you if you are shortlisted for interview

- 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

- We actively promote equality and value 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

- 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

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