Electro Mechanical Support Engineer

Culham, Oxfordshire
£32,697 - £36,733 plus industry leading benefits
11 Aug 2017
01 Sep 2017
Job Type

Electro Mechanical Support Engineer
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £32,697 - £36,733 PA (Including Market Premium Payment) dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 1st September 2017

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.

The Central Engineering Department provides design, procurement, installation and support to plant required to confine and study the behaviour of plasma in conditions and dimensions approaching those required for a fusion reactor. These services are provided for existing plant at Culham, the JET Fusion Research Facility and the UKAEA`s domestic Fusion Research Programme MAST U, extending to future fusion devices like ITER, DEMO and beyond.

The Engineering Realisation Section works on many diverse projects from on-site facilities to international projects, providing technical skills from engineering strategy to shop floor implementation. This large diverse portfolio includes research into material properties, advanced manufacturing, mechanical and control & instrumentation leading to the commercialisation of a fusion power plant. 

We are seeking an Electro Mechanical Engineer with a multi-disciplinary skill set to support our development engineers. The role requires proactive participation in the project management, requirement capture, design, analysis, development, build, refurbishment, testing, safety management, life cycle and commissioning of systems related to the entire broad portfolio of the Engineering Realisation Section. 

It is understood that a candidate is unlikely to have all the requisite experience and knowledge due to the remit and broad level of skill sets required for this position and appropriate training will be provided.

Knowledge skills and experience


- HND or Degree in a suitable scientific or engineering discipline.

- Actively pursuing Continual Professional Development and in possession of or significant progress towards accreditation with a professional body (e.g. EngTech, IEng, CEng)

- Experience of the development of engineered electro mechanical systems and testing equipment including control and instrumentation (sensors, actuators, PLC, intelligent controllers, software etc.)

- Experience in authoring, production and upkeep of technical/safety documents, reports and diagrams.

- Strong organisational and time management skills

- Good interpersonal and communications skills, both written and oral are required.


- Experienced in the project management of small components/systems.

- Wide programming skill set from application to intelligent hardware system software

- Knowledge of quality control and assurance

Special requirements:- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received

- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.