Mechanical Project Engineer


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£36,397 to £52,293
Contract Type:
Full Time
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About the job

Mechanical Project Engineer

Fusion Technology Facility, Unit 2a Lanchester Way, Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham, Yorkshire, United Kingdom


Department: Central Engineering

Salary: £36,397 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension

Confirmed Grade: Level 4 / Level 5

Site Location: UKAEA Rotherham, Yorkshire

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?

The UKAEA have multiple permanent opportunities for Mechanical Project Engineers to join us, working from our brand new and state of the art Fusion Technology Facility (FTF) in South Yorkshire.

As the Mechanical Project Engineer, you will be leading one or both of the following activities:

Supervising suppliers and contractors on-site and in the supply chain in delivery against the technical specification

Engineering design and design integration of experiments and qualification activities to be conducted at the FTF.

For this Mechanical Project Engineer role, you will lead the development of CHIMERA and other facilities and support the experimental research programme in the FTF. Along with your technical experience, you will need to bring flair and diversity to our dynamic and enthusiastic team.

What will you be responsible for?

You will lead in upholding the performance requirements, including managing verification activities on a plant level.

You will have the experience and ability to advise on technical solutions, designs and/or critical plant operational and commissioning issues.

You will develop and implement policy and guidance on best practice, as well as ensuring adherence to accepted standards and producing peer-reviewed technical papers/reports.

You will make or facilitate timely critical technical decisions that steer the project to delivery in a timely manner, whilst meeting performance requirements and managing risk.


Essential skills, experience and competence required

A relevant engineering degree or equivalent.

Proven ability in supervising teams of other staff, on-site contractors, and/or suppliers

Proven ability in a project or mechanical engineering role, leading delivery of a product and verification of compliance with a specification through analysis, testing, or commissioning.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Good communication and technical writing skills.

Desirable skills, experience and competence

Chartered Engineer status with a suitable professional institution.

Ability to perform exploratory design calculations using first principles.

Experience with relevant environmental factors such as vacuum and transient magnetic fields.

Proven capability in engineering analysis and a good working knowledge of engineering materials and their properties.

Experience with working to recognised engineering standards (particularly experience with implementation of CE/UKCA marking).

Experience in on-plant operations, or responsibility for resolving issues on complex/critical plant and associated processes.

Please note that this role is split over two levels and the Level 4 offers a salary of £36,397 - £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) and the Level 5 offers a salary of £49,396 - £52,293 (inclusive of MPP). Your level will be assessed as part of the interview process.

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 5th January 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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