Engineer / Technician Opportunities

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Engineer / Technician Opportunities at the Central Laser Facility, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire

Are you interested in engineering? Perhaps you have recently graduated and are dreaming about an exciting STEM career or you may be an experienced professional who is looking for the next challenge at the cutting-edge of technology and engineering? Would you like to join a vibrant, multicultural and multi-disciplinary team of engineers working towards solutions to some of the grand challenges we face – such as health, environment, energy and security? If so, then we have a range of exciting opportunities for you at the Central Laser Facility (CLF) at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) on the Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire.

As a key part of RAL, the CLF is one of the world’s leading laser centres, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental aEurope with access to an unparalleled range of state of the art laser technology.  The CLF has around 180 staff and its function as a user facility for international research makes it a very friendly, outgoing, externally facing environment.  It has a welcoming and inclusive culture, and you will find that people will naturally help and support you.

We are looking for people like you, engineers at all stages of their career to be a part of our friendly and enthusiastic team.

We currently have a number of exciting engineering opportunities available, please visit Careers and use the job reference to find out more.

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  • Mechanical Design Engineer (Job Ref: 2100000Z)
  • Mechanical Workshop Technician (Job Ref: 2100000R)
  • Electrical Engineer – Pulsed Power (Job Ref: 21000005)

With more engineering roles coming up soon, please do visit our website or contact me on to find out more.

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 around 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, a career average defined benefit pension scheme, as well as onsite social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on our Careers pages.


The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.  With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community

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