Control and Instrumentation Engineers
Are you an experienced control and instrumentation engineer or senior engineer looking to develop your career in a technically varied and interesting environment?
Would you enjoy the challenge of working with a wide range of C&I and data capture systems such as; discrete analogue and digital, SCADA and PLC based systems through to high performance FPGA systems?
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!
You will be responsible for leading, supporting and delivering the specification, design, modification, procurement/construction, installation and commissioning of C&I systems for a range of projects.
Key areas of responsibility will (depending on experience and level) include:
-Leading or contributing to the design, implementation, commissioning and maintenance of hardware and software C&I for new and existing systems used on the Tokamaks and other programmes within UKAEA.
-Delivering defined parts of a C&I 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.
-Leadership and supervision of staff and contractors to assist you with the above activities.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories and is seeking a range of experienced C&I Engineers to join the team. You will work within our Electrical Engineering Department, which participates in the design and implementation of systems for many new and exciting programmes across UKAEA, providing electrical and electronics services including control and instrumentation. The department undertakes both new build and refurbishment projects for UKAEA`s existing Tokamaks (JET and MAST-U).
You will be expected to be flexible and willing to work with a range of technologies, software and circuit types from signal to power level, enhancing our ability to design, implement and deliver C&I and safety systems associated with the operation of facilities.
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.
Knowledge skills and experience
-A degree or HND/HNC in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline
-Relevant professional experience in a C&I or electrical/electronic engineering role including C&I
-Good interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral are required.
-A sound understanding of safe working practices.
Additionally, for the higher level you will also be required to possess:
-An honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering including computer science; or a related discipline, and relevant professional experience in a C&I role. OR an HND/HNC or equivalent qualification level, in an Electrical/Electronics discipline, with a greater breadth and depth of experience/knowledge.
-Extensive experience of the control and instrumentation hardware and software, including SCADA and PLC programming for highly complex processes.
-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/electronics engineering theory including the implementation and programming of control & instrumentation systems.
-A working knowledge of IEC61131-3 programming languages would be advantageous.
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.
-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. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential. 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.
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)
Your Level will be asset during the interview. Applications pack for each levels are available to view.