Electrical Design Engineer


Job summary

Webrecruit Ltd
£49,396 to £52,293
Electronics, Nuclear
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

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

Company Description

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.

Job Description

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 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?

-Provide Electrical Design support on major fusion sub-systems from concept through to detailed design.

-Producing detailed schematics using CAD for complex industrial systems including robotics, safety systems and LV distribution.

-Ensuring that design deliverables are validated and compliant with international & UKAEA standards.

-Produce technical reports and procedures including design calculations.

-Act as a technical reference for UKAEA in areas of specialist knowledge


Essential skills, experience and competence required

-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 on at least one 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

Additional Information

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. The Executive team with support from our EDI ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) partner and 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 25th September 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.

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