Mechanical Engineer

Culham, Oxfordshire

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Mechanical Engineer

- UKAEA Culham or Rotherham, Culham/Rotherham, United Kingdom
- 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 a Mechanical Engineer to join our Central Engineering Department and be involved in a number of programmes of work. This role will allow you to be involved or lead in creating innovative design solutions to meet challenging requirements, and perform engineering calculations to support design decisions. If you are innovative in seeking creative ways to change, solve problems and push scientific and technical boundaries and have a relevant engineering degree or equivalent, we would like to hear from you.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will lead and support project engineering, mechanical design and analysis work on major fusion sub-systems, from concept through to detailed design. You will be experienced in performing engineering calculations, modelling to support design choices, whilst remaining determined, flexible and positive to the challenges we face.

What will you be responsible for?

- Design and project engineering work on major fusion sub-systems, enhancement programs for UKAEA’s facilities as well as for future fusion devices
- Ensuring that detail designs are appropriately validated
- Supervising detail design and manufacture
- Developing and effectively implementing systems for managing design requirements and interfaces for ensuring satisfactory performance/compliance
- Acting as a Technical Reference for other group members in areas of knowledge
- Producing technical reports, departmental notes and journal / conference papers where relevant

As part of this role, you could be asked to work in radiation-controlled areas or in beryllium-controlled areas (full training and medical assessments will be provided if this is necessary).

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- Experience in design and/or project engineering of components and systems
- Experience of taking ownership of tasks and working co-operatively to achieve quality outcomes
- Proven capability in engineering analysis and a good working knowledge of engineering materials and their properties
- Experience in producing technical documentation
- A relevant engineering degree or equivalent

Desirable skills, experience and competence

- Experience of working to design standards and design codes
- Experience with fusion relevant environmental factors such as radiation, vacuum and transient magnetic field
- Ability to perform exploratory design calculations
- Experience of supervising others
- Attained, or actively working towards, Chartered status with a suitable professional institution

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 17th of May. If you will be successful, the on-site interviews will be likely held w/c 18/6/2022.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 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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