Mechanical Design Engineer


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About the job

Mechanical Design Engineer

- Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
- Full-time

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?

This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic, qualified and experienced mechanical design engineer to join the diverse and growing team at UKAEA.

The Central Engineering Department offers the opportunity to design products for a wide range of UKAEA programmes and Business Units, no two jobs are the same and the technical challenges are wide and varied.

You will help lead the Mechanical Design of fusion systems and related technology. You will have significant responsibility for the design of fusion systems and related technology, from concept through to detailed design.

To be successful as the Mechanical Design Engineer, you will require a sound understanding of CAD tools and their application within the design process.

This is an important role which requires you to have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a diverse team across a range of disciplines

What will you be responsible for?

They are experienced in the development of components, equipment and systems and can use CAD tools and validation techniques to propose engineered solutions that meet design requirements.

- Take a leading role in the technical delivery of an engineering solution, from concept to commissioning
- Develop designs using CAD tools, permit only the required level of detail required to validate, manufacture, inspect and install an engineering solution
- Ensure the delivery of designs within the agreed scope, time and budget
- Adhere to design codes and legislation as relevant to the application
- Ensure all technical documents, both CAD and non-CAD are of sufficient quality and conform to UKAEA specifications

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Proven capability in engineering design and a good working knowledge of manufacturing techniques/engineering materials and their properties
- Experience using Mechanical CAD tools to develop products from concept through to detailed design
- A good understanding of configuration control and the importance of managing Engineering Data
- Ability to identify and use the most appropriate and efficient calculation methods to substantiate design decisions
- A relevant engineering degree/HNC/apprenticeship or equivalent

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- Experience with relevant environmental factors such as vacuum, tritium, remote handling and transient magnetic fields
- Formal CAD training

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 increased with length of service (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) plus bank holidays
- 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 26th May 2022. 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.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government’s website. If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state, then we are unable to process your application.

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