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Mechanical Design Engineer

Employer
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Location
Didcot, Oxfordshire, England
Salary
£31391.0 - £44166.0 per annum
Closing date
16 Jun 2021
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Job Details

Mechanical Design Engineer
Harwell, Oxfordshire
£31,931 - £34,709 or £39,748 - £44,166 per annum (plus annual allowance of up to £5,000)
Full time/Part-time
Permanent

Excellent opportunities for experienced Mechanical Design Engineers to work in a leading science environment offering exceptional employee benefits.

About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations. At STFC you will belong to a community of experts who are driving science and technology forward. Our incredible diversity of research, technology and engineering projects truly fire the imagination and lead to real-world solutions which shape societies and transform lives.

As an engineer in STFC's Central Laser Facility (CLF) you get to work with an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technologies to make our ground breaking research possible. Your expertise could inspire new products and equipment that change lives around the world.

About the role
We now have opportunities for Mechanical Design Engineers on both a full time and part time basis, to lead or support the design of our facility upgrades.

This is a varied role where every day is different and a dynamic, solution focussed, approach is required. The engineering challenges include either supporting or leading design of vacuum systems and hardware used in high vacuum, high purity gas systems, and motion systems for large optics.

About You
Suitable candidates will hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering, or a BTEC HNC, or equivalent, with experience working in an engineering field. You should also have an understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles, manufacturing techniques and materials, and knowledge of pressure systems and gas technology. You will have experience using a mainstream CAD system, including the ability to generate 3D CAD assemblies and drawings.

The role requires the candidate to work well in a team and to be able to operate independently. You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a highly organised approach to work, be innovative and inquisitive, with a desire to gain new skills in a broad range of areas.

Employee Benefits:
We are offering permanent positions that provide a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives.

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.

The closing date for applications is 20th June 2021.

About STFC

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity-driven, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people - and more broadly to the world.

One of Europe's largest research organisations, we're trusted to support, enable and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we're driving ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale.


How to Apply

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit your CV and a covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation to join STFC and the role you're applying for. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit your application without a covering letter may result in your application not being considered. You will only be assessed on the content of your CV and covering letter and not the 'experience' section of the application.


About UKRI

Launched in April 2018, UKRI is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Our organisation brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England, which is responsible for supporting research and knowledge exchange at higher education institutions in England, and the UK's innovation agency, Innovate UK to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.


How we support EDI in the workforce

At UKRI we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to flourish and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community.


Disability Confident Employer

As a Disability Confident employer, UKRI will offer an interview to a fair and proportionate number of disabled applicants that meet the minimum criteria for the job (this is the description of the job as set by the employer). To enable us to do this we ask the appropriate questions within the candidate application.

Company

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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