£49396 - £52293 per annum
Electrical Design Engineer
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Department: Central Engineering
Salary: £49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Confirmed Grade: Level 5
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.
Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.
As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.
Who are we looking for?
We have a superb opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join the Central Engineering Department. You will provide electrical engineering design support for the broad range of UKAEA's Fusion programmes, this means you get to work on innovative and world leading technologies that are at the fore front of Fusion development.
As the Electrical Design Engineer, you will take full responsibility for delivery of work and be accountable for it. You will be capable of working to the latest international standards and understand the latest technologies in the field. This will require you to have effective communication both orally and written, enabling you to influence people at all levels.
The role would suit someone with a methodical and analytical approach to problem solving and enjoy working co-operatively withing a team.
What will you be responsible for?
Providing Electrical Design support on major fusion sub-systems from concept through to detailed design
Ensuring that design deliverables are validated and compliant with international & UKAEA standards
Producing technical reports and procedures including design calculations
Acting as a technical reference for UKAEA in areas of specialist knowledge
Essential skills, experience and competence required
A working knowledge of electrical design standards and practices
Experience in complex industrial control systems Sound knowledge of LV systems and able to perform simple calculations
Competent CAD user with experience of SolidWorks Electrical, AutoCAD Electrical or Eplan
Relevant engineering degree, HNC or apprenticeship qualifications
Desirable skills, experience and competence
Experience with motor drives and position control
Experience with Functional Safety of Machinery. BS EN 13849, BS EN 61508 for example
Experience with 3D CAD package
Completed full electrical engineering apprenticeship
ATEX qualified. BS 7671
What we offer
A competitive salary
A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors
An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives
Flexible working options including family friendly policies
Emergency leave (paid)
30.5 days’ annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service
Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g. professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)
Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme
Annual corporate bonus scheme
Relocation allowance (if eligible)
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 dedicated ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner, with the support from our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10-minute walk from Culham Railway Station in Oxfordshire.
Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 11th August 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
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.