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Mechanical Engineer

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

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Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £3000 per annum is also available for this role.

Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.

The ISIS Muon and Neutron Source Design Division has an immediate requirement for a mechanical engineer to join its Target Design Group. As part of this group, you will create innovative engineering solutions, which will make ground-breaking research possible! Your expertise will ultimately assist in the development of new products and processes that will change lives in the UK and around the world, as well as inspiring the next generation of engineers.

About us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) owns and operates the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. It is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences where our suite of neutron and muon instruments give unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale.

Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour is not possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. Our engineers provide the tools to push the boundaries of science and play a key role in building and running our world-leading facility, which is looking to help solve some of the largest problems and transform our global future. We empower our engineers with the freedom to choose their own solutions and the responsibility to take them through to completion.

Do you have:

  • A suitable qualification in an appropriate engineering discipline.
  • Knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering principles.
  • Experience in performing engineering calculations and simulations.

Then this could be the role for you!

Main duties include:

  • Carry out engineering calculations and simulations to ensure the design brief is met.
  • Prepare risk assessments and method statements.
  • Ensure all design and development activities are carried out safely and to required codes of practice.
  • Manage budgets, tendering processes, procurement and the delivery of approved designs and equipment or services.

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 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.

How to apply:

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Closing Date: 20th 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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