Senior HTS R&D Engineer

Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK

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£52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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About the job

Senior HTS R&D Engineer
Abingdon Rd, Culham, UK
Salary: £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Division: Fusion Technology
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
Confirmed Grade: Level 5
Department: Technology Department

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 leads the way in realising fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for ground-breaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative.

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
- Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies and the right to request flexible working from the start of your employment.
- Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
- Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays.
- Wide range of career development opportunities.
- A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive.

The salary for this role is £52,293 (inclusive of a Market Premium Payment (MPP))

Job Description

This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

The Role

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Senior HTS R&D Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in helping rapidly de-risk the re-mountable joints of the STEP toroidal TF coils and building global relationships to enable the testing of re-mountable joints to reduce overall risk.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Manage 5+ engineers in a highly focused agile technology development programme
- Development of safety cases prior to conducting experiments
- Development of relationships with global collaborators


Essential Requirements:

- The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree with a relevant technical degree with a minimum of 5 years of work experience in the superconducting magnets industry. Or a PhD with 3+ years of experience in the superconducting magnets industry.
- 3-5+ years’ experience of scoping out tests, performing sizing calculations (electromagnetic and circuit calculations) and simulations (ideally using COMSOL AC/DC or ANSYS Multiphysics) and performing tests on superconductors at cryogenic temperature utilising cryostats, DAQ and required instrumentation (voltage taps, temperature sensors, strain gauges) and LABVIEW.
- Experience working with cryogens such as Liquid Nitrogen, Liquid Helium and Gaseous Helium.
- Experience in testing mechanical properties of superconductors, insulators, and solders.
- Experience working with high field magnets, preferably HTS.
- Experience building small test coils, preferably HTS.
- Experience in preparing and characterizing REBCO using optical and electron microscopy tools.
- Experienced in DoE (Design of Experiments) and statistical analysis.

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits and to apply, select the apply button to be taken through to the UKAEA careers pages.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

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