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Electrical Electronic Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Harwell, Didcot
£53,818 to £59,199 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Electrical Electronic Engineer

Salary: £53,818 to £59,199 per annum (depending on skills and experience)

Hours: Full time

Contract Type: Permanent

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


The ISIS neutron and muon source is a world leading research centre at UKRI-STFC’s Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. At the heart of ISIS is a high power particle accelerator. The Low Energy Beams Group, (LEBG) is responsible for creating the initial particle beam and delivering it to the ISIS accelerator for 24×7 operations.

The Electrical Section of the group is responsible for maintaining and developing all the electrical and electronic equipment used by the Low Energy Beams Group. This includes equipment required for both ISIS operations and for R+D test stands. The equipment is a mix of commercial and in-house developed systems including: 100 A pulsed power supplies; 25 kV pulsed power supplies; 65 kV DC power supplies; 100 kW 2 MHz RF systems; temperature control systems; pulsed gas control systems; timing systems; interlock systems; and a host of smaller low voltage/low current power supplies and sub-systems required for monitoring and controlling the operation of ion sources and low energy beam transport systems.

You will fault-find, repair, design, develop, procure, build and install electrical and electronic equipment. You will write documentation for new systems and maintain existing documentation including circuit diagrams, manuals, risk assessments and method statements.

About you

  • HNC or equivalent in an appropriate Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline.
  • Experience of software for circuit design/layout or simulation.
  • Broad range of electrical and electronic knowledge and or practical experience covering three or more of below:
  • Low level analogue signal conditioning and processing using operational amplifiers
  • Digital logic circuits using CMOS Logic, (gates, counters, multiplexers, oscillators)
  • Fibre optic systems, glass & plastic fibres, optoelectronic devices
  • RF
  • Power electronics
  • High voltage
  • Pulsed Power
  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) measures (screening, earth planes, earth loops)
  • PCB layout and prototyping
  • Test equipment
  • Vacuum electronics (tubes/valves)

What we offer

We are offering a whole host of benefits including:

•  30 days holiday FTE (in addition to 8 bank holidays and 2.5 privilege days)

•  flexible working hours

•  an excellent defined average salary pension scheme

•  employee shopping/travel discounts

•  excellent learning and development opportunities

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. They turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe’s largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what’s possible.


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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