Senior Mechanical Project Engineer
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary £50,702 - £56,336 per annum (dependent on skills and experience, plus annual role-based allowance of £5,000)
Full time/Part-time (minimum 30 hours)
Excellent opportunity for a skilled Mechanical Project Engineer to work in a leading science environment offering outstanding employee benefits.
About the Central Laser Facility
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 the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) and many more around the world.
The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is one of the world's leading laser centres, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental Europe with access to an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology. The CLF has around 180 staff and its function - user facility, international research - makes it a very friendly, outgoing, externally facing sort of place.
The CLF is currently working on multiple projects, the biggest is the building a new laser centre - the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC) and is seeking new team members to help to build this and to contribute to our existing facilities. EPAC is an £81M facility that will use lasers developed by our team to drive new types of novel particle and radiation beams that can be applied to a wide range of problems in science and industry. We are looking for people like you, to be a part of our friendly and enthusiastic team.
STFC is an award-winning employer and RAL is a superb place to work - there is groundbreaking work going on all around the site and the environment, facilities and conditions are excellent.
About the role
You will be working within the Mechanical Engineering group providing design oversight various projects for the CLF.
Your responsibilities will include:
- Determining and production of specifications by working with scientific teams.
- Leading and steering the design of complex mechanical engineering components and systems from concept through design, procurement, commissioning.
- Managing tendering, procurement and delivery and installation of approved designs, equipment and services.
You will have a relevant degree (BEng) in mechanical engineering along with extensive experience working in an engineering field and able to display evidence of responsibility e.g. budgets, management, risk and safety. You should also have a broad understanding of other engineering fields, such as civil or electrical engineering.
You will also have experience working in mechanical engineering or a multi-disciplinary engineering environment. You will have extensive CAD experience producing manufacturing drawings, 3D Models and have the ability to perform engineering calculations. The successful candidate is likely to be able to multi-task and prioritise against a heavy work load and achieve demanding targets. Previous experience in the management of projects and/or people would be beneficial.
We are offering a permanent position that provide 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.
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 19th September 2021, however applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.