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Senior Electrical Technician

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
£38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Closing date
16 Jun 2023

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Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid. As we work towards our mission and goals, UKAEA has devised values (Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative) that capture the spirit of how we work.

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is based at Culham, within UKAEA, specialising in remote handling and automated systems. RACE’s objective is to create an internationally recognised centre of technical leadership for Remote Applications in Challenging Environments, delivering complex solutions, developing new technologies and supporting UK industry.

Job Description
Who are we looking for?

As a Senior Electrical Technician, you will be involved in a wide range of electrical system build and installation projects, across all RACE activities. You'll need to be a self-starter and have initiative to take ownership of situations and find solutions. You must also be experienced in managing and developing teams of technicians, including apprentices.

What will you be responsible for?

The Senior Electrical Technician is responsible for electrical systems build activities, and supervising technician teams for electrical work across the RACE portfolio.

Key duties:

- Undertake electrical wiring, installation and cubicle build tasks.
- Supervise technician teams in the above activities.
- Review build information and design packs for electrical builds and installation.
- General workshop management, supporting Workshop Manager.

Essential skills, experience and competence required

- A relevant engineering degree /HND or HNC/ apprenticeship or equivalent with significant industry experience
- Qualified to the current BS7671 Wiring Regulations
- Ability to understand and work from drawings and schematics
- Comprehensive knowledge of crimping and soldering techniques
- Knowledge and experience of assembly of high-density connectors
- Experienced in fault finding techniques in electrical systems and devices
- Experienced in the supervision of a workshop and management of technicians

Additional Information
What we offer

Our comprehensive benefits package includes a vibrant culture committed to being fully inclusive, an Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, Flexible working options including family friendly policies, Emergency paid leave, Generous annual leave allowance (30.5 days) increased with length of service, wide range of career development opportunities, outstanding defined benefit pension scheme; Corporate bonus scheme and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities and women. The Executive team with support from our ‘Equality, Diversity and Inclusion’ (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting EDI and taking steps to increase the diversity of our people through reinforcing best practice in recruitment and selection, and revaluating approaches where it is clear we can remove barriers to success.

Please note, all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Note for applicants who are applying for employment with UKAEA either from outside the United Kingdom or who have spent time outside the United Kingdom in the last five years. Please visit the UK Government website. If the country you are resident in or have resided in is not listed on this website or that the UK Government is not aware of how to obtain a criminal records check from that state then we are unable to process your application.


Do you want to help shape the future of the world's energy? If so, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy is the place to be and we can offer a range of career opportunities. These include scientific and engineering roles, as well as technical and administrative positions supporting our research programme.

We have professionally accredited training schemes for graduate engineers and apprentices, and strong links with universities around the UK for PhD placements, as well as job vacancies for various positions when they occur, working in a friendly international environment. 


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