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Power Supply Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
England, Oxfordshire, Didcot
£25702 - £27938 per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2022

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Power Supply Engineer

Salary: Band C: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum or Band D: £31,931 to £34,709 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist of Allowance of up to £2000 per annum is also available for this role.
Hours: Full time.
Contract Type: Open Ended.
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.

We are looking to recruit Power Supply Engineers to join our team at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source. These are unique and exciting roles that will best suit engineers and technicians with practical experience in repairing and maintaining electrical and electronic equipment. We are offering phenomenal development opportunities in these positions, both within the field of electrical engineering and through exposure to other engineering subject areas. You will be encouraged to learn new skills and contribute to exciting projects!

About this opportunity:

Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour is not possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to operate and maintain sophisticated equipment. Our ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility is the world's most productive spallation neutron source - providing beams of neutrons and muons to enable scientists to study the structure and properties of matter for the benefit of science and engineering in the UK and abroad!

There are two opportunities available based in the Magnet Power Supplies Group, who are responsible for all power supply equipment on the ISIS accelerator and beamlines. One role is within the Pulsed Power Section, working on systems that store large amounts of energy that is released at high frequencies, and the other role is with the DC Power Supplies Section who support equipment such as power converters.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Preventative and reactive maintenance of the power supplies and associated equipment.
  • Fault finding and problem solving.
  • Contributing to continuous improvement plans.
  • Installation and commissioning of new systems.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A background in Electrical or Electrical-and-Electronic Engineering.
  • Practical skills necessary to work on electrical, electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Capable of performing maintenance, fault finding and repair of power electronics equipment.
  • The ability to solve problems, fault-find and take pride in keeping the accelerator on-line.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team as well under your own initiative.

Employee Benefits:

We are offering permanent positions that will provide you with an incredible opportunity for learning and development within your field. We also offer a whole host of benefits including; 30 days annual leave (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 an excellent work-life balance.

We will ensure, where possible, that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

How to apply:

Applicants are required to submit a CV and a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please ensure you showcase your skills in relation to the defined criteria. Early applications are encouraged, as candidates may be invited for interview ahead of the closing date.

The closing date for applications 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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