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Electrical Controls Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
England, Didcot, Oxfordshire
£31931.0 - £34709.0 per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2021

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Electrical Controls Engineer

Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum
Hours: Full time or Part time
Contract Type: Open Ended
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire



We now have an opportunity for a Controls Engineer to join our ISIS Muon and Neutron Source department. You will be part of the group which provides both large-scale distributed and stand-alone control and drive systems throughout our ISIS accelerator, target and neutron/muon beamlines.

About us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest multi-disciplinary science research organisations. Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour is not possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. At STFC's ISIS facility, a world-leading scientific research centre, each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossible. Our engineers and technicians have the freedom to choose their own solution, and the responsibility to take it to completion.

Do you have:

  • HNC or above in an appropriate electrical engineering discipline, or a recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship with relevant equivalent experience.
  • Experience in the design, implementation and/or maintenance of Instrumentation & Control (I&C) systems.
  • Experience in the use of office software and CAD packages such as AutoCAD
  • Experience in PLC and HMI programming.

Then this could be the role for you!

Main duties of the role would include:

  • Design and develop PLC-based interlock, plant and motor control systems
  • Oversee or undertake the manufacture and assembly of control system hardware.
  • Specify logic sequences and carry out the programming of PLCs and HMIs.
  • Produce test schedules and complete the installation and testing of new or upgraded control systems.
  • Project-manage new installations and upgrades to systems.
  • Prepare drawings and technical documentation, using AutoCAD, Meridian and other standard office software packages.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent defined average salary pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

Closing Date: 13th June 2021


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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