Power Systems Project Engineers/Technicians
Are you an experienced project engineer/technician with a good understanding of electrical and electronics engineering?
Do you have experience in design and implementation of power converter systems including their control systems from component through to system level?
If so, we have excellent opportunities for power systems project engineers and technicians to lead, support and deliver the specification, design, modification, procurement/construction, installation and commissioning of both continuous and pulsed power conversion plant for the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
Key areas of responsibility will include:
- Capture and / or contribute to the design and implementation for new power converter systems at UKAEA.
- Delivering defined parts of a power supply system from initial design through to final commissioning.
- Working with other team members to design and implement control, instrumentation and protection systems for existing and new plant.
- Preparation of safety and plant documentation as well as supervising staff and contractors to support with this.
You will work as part of the Electrical Engineering Department, which presently provides pulsed power to the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment and the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. Additionally, the department undertakes both new build and refurbishment projects for the existing Tokamaks and exciting new programmes at UKAEA.
You will be expected to be a flexible Electrical or Electronic Engineer willing to work with a range of technologies and circuit types from signal to power level, who will enhance our ability to design, implement and deliver power systems such as pulsed power and power conversion together with their associated control systems.
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.
Knowledge skills and experience
- A degree or HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline
- Relevant project experience in a C&I or electrical/electronic engineering role
Additionally, for the higher level you will also be required to possess:
- An honour’s degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline
- Significant experience in specification, design and implementation of power converter systems from system design through to detailed design and analysis, to component specification. The power converters must be greater than >1kW but desirable to have experience at the MW level.
- Experience of preparing safety documentation for the delivery of projects on site.
- Knowledge of project engineering and contract management, or exposure to commercial processes with competitive tendering.
- A practical approach combined with a good understanding of basic electrical and electronics engineering theory including the manufacturing and build of power electronic systems.
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.
-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 discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.
APPLICATIONS ARE WELCOME FROM LESS EXPERIENCED CANDIDATES SEEKING CAREER DEVELOPMENT WHO FULFIL THE ESSENTIAL CRITERIA FOR THE ROLE ATTRACTING A SALARY RANGE OF £33,441 - £37,579 (L4 INCLUSIVE OF MPP) OR £45,543 - £50,936 (L5 INCLUSIVE OF MPP)