Control and Instrumentation Technician

Culham, Abingdon
£33,441 - £37,579 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
09 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Job Type
Engineer, Graduate

Are you a control and instrumentation technician with a desire to develop rapidly in a technically varied and interesting environment? 

Can you imagine a source of electricity that is carbon free, with fuels reserves for millions of years and is inherently safe? This is not science fiction - this is Nuclear Fusion - the process that powers the Sun! The UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories.

The Electrical Engineering Department, operates the pulsed power converters and electrical distribution for the Joint European Torus (JET) and the UK`s new Tokamak MAST-U, and participates in many programmes across UKAEA by providing services such as control and instrumentation. 

Technicians are being sought to work on the installation, maintenance, commissioning and fault finding of the control and instrumentation systems across all of UKAEAs programmes; including both new and existing systems.

Your key areas of responsibility: 

- Leading the installation, maintenance, commissioning and fault finding of control and instrumentation systems.

- Assisting engineers to operate, fault find and commission large industrial power supplies plant and their control systems.

- Be involved in the design and implementation of new, and enhancements to existing, control and instrumentation systems.

This is an excellent opportunity for a person with a passion to develop their career. The unique nature of the work at UKAEA means that all recruits receive a high level of training and development supported by our mentoring scheme.

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

- HNC/HND in an appropriate subject such as electrical or electronics engineering but other qualifications and subjects will be considered.

- Experience of working in industrial environments with control and instrumentation systems.

- Good team working and communication skills. 

Further development will be provided to successful candidates.

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:

- Candidates will initially be contacted for a telephone interview.

- 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, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns. 

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