Electrical and Controls Engineer

4 days left

Band D £30,782 - £37,459 Band E £38,318 - £47,576 dependent on skills and experience
31 Oct 2019
17 Nov 2019
Job Type

Electrical and Controls Engineer

UKRI - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary: Band D £30,782 - £37,459 Band E £38,318 - £47,576 (dependent on skills and experience and inclusive of sector-based allowance)

Full time/Part time (minimum 30 hours)

Open Ended

Excellent opportunities for a skilled Electrical and Controls Engineer to work in a leading science environment offering exceptional employee benefits.

About the Central Laser Facility

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is one of the world’s leading laser centres, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental Europe with access to an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology.  The CLF has around 180 staff and its function - user facility, international research – makes it a very friendly, outgoing, externally facing sort of place.  It has a welcoming and inclusive culture, and you will find that people will naturally help and support you.

The CLF is building a new laser centre - the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC) and is seeking new team members to help to build this and to contribute to our existing facilities. EPAC is an £81M facility that will use lasers developed by our team to drive new types of novel particle and radiation beams that can be applied to a wide range of problems in science and industry. We are looking for people like you, scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers to be a part of our friendly and enthusiastic team.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations and operates at a number of sites within the UK, including RAL and many more around the world. RAL is home to about 1,200 staff that work with a community of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers mainly from the research sector, which spans the scientific spectrum including energy, security, materials healthcare, life-sciences and the environment to address important challenges facing society.

STFC is an award-winning employer and RAL is a superb place to work – there is pioneering work going on all around the site and the environment, facilities and conditions are excellent.  RAL has a real buzz and the people working here have a profound sense of pride in what they achieve.  Alongside an excellent working environment and comprehensive continued professional development STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional career average defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

About the role

You will join a team of Electrical and Controls engineers playing a critical part in supporting the work carried out by the Central Laser Facility.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Designing and maintaining Vacuum and Gas Control Systems - PLC.
  • Maintenance and development of motion control systems.
  • Ensuring safe operation of the electrical equipment in use, issuing the relevant safety documentation, and implementing improvements where necessary.
  • Supporting the laser science and experimental teams to trouble shoot electrical issues related to electrical systems.

The role requires the candidate to be self-motivated, to work well in a team and to be able to operate independently.

About You

You will have an HND, or equivalent degree (BEng) in electrical engineering along with extensive experience working in an engineering field, as well as knowledge and practical experience of modern electrical engineering components and techniques.

With working knowledge of PLC ladder logic you should also have experience of working in a supporting role.

To be considered for the Band E position, as well as the above you will have knowledge and experience of project management techniques, as well as expertise in the development of systems from customers’ requirements to commissioning.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the visit website button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 17th November 2019.

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