Electrical Systems Engineer

Location
Culham, Abingdon
Salary
£32,993 - £50,272 (Inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Posted
15 Feb 2019
Closes
06 Mar 2019
Ref
2652
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Are you an experienced electrical systems design engineer with the ability to design complex mechatronic systems? 

Do you possess an engineering or technology degree or have equivalent relevant experience? 

If so, we are seeking an electrical systems design engineer, responsible for defining the Electrical System requirements and specifications, generating layout designs and overseeing detailed design drawings within our RACE Department. 

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, specialising in remote handling and automated systems. We design, deliver and operate remote handling solutions for extreme environments using the latest technologies in robotics and automation. 

From our brand-new purpose-built facility, the RACE team is working on several multi-year projects to design, manufacture and supply complex, innovative and yet to be conceived solutions to work in challenging environments. 

Key areas of responsibility will include: 

-Preparing electrical schematics and BOMs for new prototype equipment 
-Producing electrical systems specifications for large complex remote handling systems 
-Producing high quality layout designs for equipment enclosures and panels from schematics 
-Assisting in the testing and commissioning of systems including ensuring compliance of systems with both site and legislated safety requirements 
-Producing electrical equipment designs from specifications 
-Approves quality of design work performed by contractors 
-Maintaining and upgrading legacy plant 
-Supports project managers in preparing project bid documentation, estimating cost and timescales 
-Interpreting regulations and national requirements 

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

Applications are welcome from less experienced candidates seeking career development who fulfil the essential criteria for the role attracting a salary range of £32,993 - £37,069 (Level 4 inclusive of MPP) or £44,959 - £50,272 (Level 5 inclusive of MPP) 

The Level 4 job description will be provided at a later stage. 

Knowledge skills and experience 

Essential 
- Engineering or technology degree, or equivalent experience. 
- Extensive engineering design experience and the ability to assess and perform mechatronic design work. 
- Proven ability to interact efficiently with people in a variety of different situations. 
- Able to produce high quality work to deadlines. 
- Flexible working attitude with the ability to work as an individual or as a team member. 
- Ability to design complex mechatronic systems. 

Desirable 
- Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership. 
- Knowledge of remote handling systems and remote operations is highly desirable as is knowledge of nuclear. Operations and/or petrochemical operations. 
- Experience of maintenance of legacy equipment, reverse engineering where appropriate. 
- Ability to deliver complex engineering projects from cradle to grave. 
- Able to coach less experienced staff. 
- Understanding of governance, H&S and compliance issues. 
- Experience of working in a cross functional team. 
- Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment. 

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

Notes: 
- 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.

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