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Senior Electrical Engineer

Diamond Light Source
Harwell, Didcot
£43,790 to £51,517 per annum
Closing date
12 Jun 2022

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Electrical, Scientific
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Senior Electrical Engineer

Salary: £43,790 to £51,517 per annum

Full time / Permanent

Ref: 10777

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

About the Role

At Diamond we now have an opportunity for a talented Senior Electrical Engineer to join our Installation and Facilities Management (IFM) Group. IFM is responsible for all technical aspects of the electrical facility ensuring it is statutory compliant, while integrating new projects, buildings and electrical enhancements to the existing facility. IFM is responsible for all power on site, from the High Voltage distribution to Low Voltage network supplying the accelerators, beamlines, laboratories and offices.

The key duties will include:

  • Acting as the High Voltage Senior Authorised Person; providing technical support with operating, switching and enhancing the HV including protection grading studies, resilience and reliability. A technical specialist in electrical systems including; protection, harmonics, inverters, solar PV, electrical noise / EMC and earthing systems. Providing high level technical support including technical reports, fault diagnosis and assessment investigations, electrical enhancement and efficiency proposals. Project Management of small to medium sized projects ensuring technical compliance. Management of external consultants, contractors, service engineers and suppliers including “design and build” contracts. Carrying out Safe Systems of Work including permits, risk assessments, method statements and controlling of contractors applicable to both CDM and non-CDM projects.

The electrical facility encompasses:

  • 11kV & 3.3kV High Voltage Network including protection relays. LV Switchboards & Protection Relays and metering. Critical and essential supplies with UPS and standby Diesel generator systems. Earthing and Lightning Protection systems. Lighting & Emergency Lighting systems. Fire Alarm & Voice Activation system including smoke extract fans and curtains. Energy conservation; Solar PV systems.

About You

You will have a Degree in Electrical Engineering or demonstrate equivalent experience, and either be chartered or working toward being a Chartered Engineer.

You will demonstrate experience of:

  • HV & LV Electrical systems including protection grading, harmonics, EMC, electrical noise, and associated earthing systems to counter electrical noise. Project management, including working on significant engineering projects. HSE and CDM legislation, preparations and reviewing of RAMS, operating Safe Systems of work, and issuing electrical permits.

You will display excellent interpersonal and communication skills.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

The closing date for applications is 12th June 2022 with interviews scheduled for the last week in June 2022.


Diamond Light Source is one of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities. We’re home to the UK’s synchrotron light source – a giant microscope producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun. Probing the structure and composition of matter, our work drives innovation in everything from vaccines to nanotech.

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01793 442 000
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