Pulsed Power Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
England, Oxfordshire, Didcot
£31931 - £44166 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Pulsed Power Engineer

Salary: £31,931 to £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £4000 per annum is also available for this role.

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

Contract Type: Permanent

Join our growing team of Electrical/Electronic Engineers working in an exciting scientific environment which offers outstanding employee benefits.

About the role

This is a job where no two days are quite the same! You will be part of the Pulsed Power Supplies team on the ISIS proton accelerator, providing preventative and reactive maintenance of the power supplies and associated equipment, as well as installations and commissioning of bespoke systems.

Pulsed Power equipment delivers large amounts of energy in a short period of time. At ISIS, one the protons reach near the speed of light, a short magnetic kick extracts the beam from the synchrotron - requiring a 5 kA pulse with a 1µs pulsed width and 100ns rise time.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Operation and maintenance of Pulsed Power supplies and associated equipment.
  • Fault finding, problem solving and contributing to improvement reviews.
  • Installation and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Collaborating with teams of engineers, scientists and key suppliers.

About you

Are you looking for an exciting career? This role not only offers you the opportunity to work with pioneering technology, it will also expose you to an abundance of learning and development opportunities.

You will have a HNC, or equivalent, as a minimum in Electrical or Electronic Engineering. You will have experience of maintenance, fault finding and repair of electrical equipment and experience of analogue, digital or programmable electronics.

What we offer

We are offering a permanent position with an outstanding benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes:

  • 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 bank and privilege days.
  • Flexible working hours.
  • A workplace nursery.
  • Exceptional defined salary average pension scheme.
  • Social and sporting activities and societies.
  • Support with visa sponsorship if required.
  • A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

How to apply:

Please provide a copy of your CV and a cover letter that showcases your skills in relation to the criteria for this role.

The closing date for this role is 5th June 2022


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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