Mechanical Design Engineer

Employer
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Location
Daresbury, Warrington
Salary
£30,782 to £33,459 with the possibility of an RRA up to £3000
Closing date
24 Nov 2019

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Mechanical Design Engineer

Daresbury Laboratory

UKRI - STFC

Salary in the range of £30,782 to £33,459 with the possibility of an RRA up to £3000.

Full time

About The Role

We have a great opportunity for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Projects and Mechanical Engineering Group in our Technology Department. Based at our Daresbury Laboratory, you will be responsible for delivering scientific systems on international collaborative projects.

You will be contributing to technical specification, planning, procurement, construction and development of bespoke multi-discipline systems. You will also be expected to provide innovative and cost-effective mechanical design solutions to engineering problems.

The role will require some UK and overseas travel.

About You

We are looking for a design engineer with extensive mechanical engineering skills and technology experience. You will hold a HNC/HND or equivalent in mechanical engineering with experience in the specification and procurement of engineering systems.

You will have wide-ranging technical abilities to deliver a variety of interesting and complex mechanical CAD design solutions and manufacturing drawings.

In addition to the above you will also have:

  • Excellent communications skills including the ability to explain technical concepts effectively.
  • Good people management and working within a team experience.
  • Ability to provide creative ideas and cost effective solutions to challenging design problems.

About Us

The Projects and Mechanical Engineering group is part of STFCs Technology Department, which focus’ on delivering projects for the STFCs programme and facilities. The group works on a wide range of diverse and exciting projects at from the local level up to large international collaborations, such as CERN, the UK Space Agency, Advanced Oncotherapy.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, 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 defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.

The closing date for applications is 24th November 2019.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering. STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

At STFC, our engineers provide the technology that allows our world-leading science to make a real difference in areas that really matter: from cancer treatment to airport security, high-tech jobs to hydrogen powered cars, energy generation to accident scene emergency care, our impact is felt in many aspects of daily life. We provide and exploit space and astronomy technology, a world-leading neutron scattering facility, ultra-fast supercomputers, amazing scientific instruments and some of the most powerful lasers in the world. We work with industry and academia throughout the UK, Europe and the world.

STFC can offer you an excellent working environment. Our laboratories are based in beautiful rural locations in Cheshire, Oxfordshire and in Edinburgh, with great amenities and quality of life for you and your family. We are at the centre of burgeoning high-tech campuses buzzing with economic investment and even more promise for the future. Our people enjoy attractive benefits and plenty of opportunity for development. Whether you are beginning or furthering your career, we can offer you excellent opportunities to test out and broaden your skills and experience and to gain real technical and managerial expertise working in dynamic team and project environments.

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