Electrical / Electronics Engineer SME

Full Time
  • Job Reference 4192
  • Salary Range £50,000+
  • SALARY & BENEFITS £55,610 - £62,197 including MPP + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Job Description

Are you an experienced electrical or electronic engineer with expert technical skills and practical experience in electronics or electrical engineering?

Do you have a desire to apply your skills to a technically challenging environment and help develop a new source of electricity that is carbon free, with fuel reserves for millions of years?

This is not science fiction – this is Nuclear Fusion – the process that powers the Sun. The UK Atomic Energy Authority are recruiting for an electrical / electronic engineering specialist to provide technical expertise to support with all queries relating to power supply systems on UKAEA`s fusion experiments.

The Electrical Engineering Department operates, maintains and develops the power converters for the Joint European Torus (JET), the largest operating Tokamak in the world and the UK`s new Tokamak MAST-U that will position UKAEA at the centre of international fusion research for many years to come.

Expert electrical and electronic engineers are being sought who would be regarded as subject matter experts in the design, modification, troubleshooting, commissioning, operation, and maintenance of the large megawatt power electronic converters, rotating machines and high voltage pulsed distribution.

Your key areas of responsibility will include:

-Be the technical expert for testing and commissioning of power systems, including calibration tests, injection of protections, functional tests of control systems and high voltage testing
-Proposing improvements in performance and reliability of power systems by proposing and developing enhancements deliverable both in the short term and long term
-Analyse complex systems to understand faults and performance limitations
-Providing mentoring, coaching and technical training to engineers at UKAEA; including new starters, apprentices and graduates
-Act as peer reviewer for power supplies projects

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. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge, skills and experience

-Honours Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, or another relevant discipline. A lower qualification level may be accepted where the candidate demonstrates a technical expertise at the level expected
-Extensive technical expertise and practical experience in electronics or electrical engineering
-Experience in analytical and simulation methods for complex power systems
-Ability to manage complex work tasks and to work as part of a team
-Ability to prioritise work and work under pressure
-Good team working and communication skills

-Registered as a professional engineer

Special requirements:
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.

Selection Method(s):
-Formal second stage interviews, will include a presentation to be prepared.
-As part of the selection process you will be expected to complete a personality profile online.

-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.