Mechanical Engineer

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Culham, Abingdon
£45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
Closing date
5 Oct 2019

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Are you an experienced engineer with excellent communication and influencing skills?

UKAEA are currently seeking Mechanical Engineers who have experience in one or more of the below areas. As a Mechanical Enginer, you will support projects at all stages from establishing the initial outline requirements, through the design and implementation phases to the verification that the final delivered solution meets the original intent and function required.

Experience in one of the below areas is essential: 

-High Heat Flux Component Design

-Magnet System Design - Core Architecture OR Supplementary Magnets

-Design Evaluation

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

- Ability to perform exploratory design calculations using first principles, with particular expertise in one or more of the following:
o heat transfer
o superconducting magnet systems
o cryogenics
o high temperature materials

-Experience with relevant environmental factors such as vacuum and transient magnetic fields.

-Demonstrable experience of taking a leading role in teams engaged in an engineering development activity

-Experience of interacting with experts across a range of engineering disciplines e.g. systems, mechanical, nuclear, electrical, software, Human Factors (HF), control and analysis

-Good working knowledge of structural and thermal engineering, solid mechanics and engineering materials.

-Good communication and technical writing skills.
-Excellent interpersonal skills.

Special requirements:
As part of your role you could be asked to work in radiation-controlled areas or in beryllium-controlled areas. Full training and medical assessments will be provided if this is necessary.

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):
-Initial interviews will be held via telephone or Skype during September.
-As part of the selection process you may be expected to show that you understand engineering calculation methods and to complete 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.

Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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