Control and Instrumentation Engineer

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  • SALARY & BENEFITS £35,486 - £51,385 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
  • EDUCATION LEVEL Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Job Level Graduate
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Engineering
Job Description

Are you an experienced control and instrumentation engineer, with knowledge of large scientific experimental devices?
Do you have a background in controls with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification?
Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience working on control systems?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a C&I engineer to join their team within the MAST-U enhancement projects.
The Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak Upgrade (MAST-U) is a UK funded, leading plasma physics experiment. It has ties to numerous UK & International Universities and Fusion Laboratories throughout the world. The experiment is investigating key physics and engineering issues related to the production of commercial fusion energy. Two major areas of research are the control of the plasma density and the management of the hot plasma exhaust.
The MAST-U tokamak is equipped with a multi-Megawatt Neutral Beam Injection System providing Heating and Current Drive. The Post holder will be integrated in The Beamline Systems Group, responsible for providing control and instrumentation (C&I), interlocks and data acquisition units serving the neutral beam heating systems on MAST-U and JET tokamaks. In this role a strong emphasis is placed on the design, development, commissioning and maintenance of control and instrumentation hardware that is required to control and monitor the neutral beam plant.

Key responsibilities include:
-Lead or contribute to the design, development and commissioning of the MAST-U-NBI control and Instrumentation system.
-Responsible Officer for sub-systems, the job-holder continuously assesses system performance and proposes improvements and upgrades.
-Lead or contribute to UKAEA studies for the implementation control and Instrumentation for Heating and Current Drive systems on future devices, for example MAST-U-Enhancements or STEP.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

-A minimum of an Honours degree in Electrical Engineering/Control with proven experience of process control and instrumentation.
-Demonstrable experience with C&I for vacuum, water cooling, interlocks, fast data acquisition (high bandwidth), fast timing or high-power/HV electrical systems.
-Experience in programming and integrating advanced control and data acquisition systems including electronics, FPGAs, PLC`s, embedded systems and SCADA systems on both hardware and software levels using tools such as iFIX, VBA, LabView, C++.
-Good interpersonal Skills
-Excellent communications skills, both oral and written, and ability to interact with various stakeholders (Project managements, MAST-U management, design office, MAST-U, Power-Supplies, Control & Instrumentation, etc)

Special requirements:
-This role will require you to work shifts

Selection Methods and Notes:

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

-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.