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Project Engineer

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

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Project Engineer Salary: £31,931 to £44,166 (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £3000 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


At the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source facility, we are recruiting a Project Engineer to lead the design, engineering and delivery of neutron instrument projects for the ISIS facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.


Within this role, your responsibilities will include:


  • Lead the engineering through the complete project lifecycle (from concept to commissioning). Curate and manage requirements and engineering specifications for, top system level definition, and sub-system work packages. Ensure the successful delivery of engineering equipment from internal design teams and external suppliers to meet the project goals, and the scientific & business need. Project management.

About you


We are looking for someone with a confident understanding of the engineering design & delivery process, and a high competence in project management and technical leadership. The role requires a person with great interpersonal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating, networking and team building.


You will be skilled at solving sophisticated engineering challenges with a methodical structured approach, and be able to draw upon a good knowledge of mechanical engineering design and manufacturing fundamentals.


We are looking for someone who will be passionate about delivering high quality solutions to meet the project objective.


Get to know us


The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Through the use of a proton accelerator and a high-power target facility, we produce beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology.


Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour is not possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. At the ISIS facility, each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossible. Our engineers have the freedom to choose their own solution and the responsibility to take it to completion.


What we offer


We are offering permanent positions with a whole host of benefits including:


  • 30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days) Flexible working hours. An excellent defined average salary pension scheme Employee shopping/travel discounts Excellent learning and development opportunities Visa Sponsorship for candidates applying outside of the UK

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:


For full details of this post view: Insert Link. Early applications are encouraged as interviews will be taking place on a rolling basis.


Closing Date: 12th 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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