United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, (UKAEA)
Are you a lead electrical systems design engineer with extensive experience of designing complex mechatronic systems?
Are you a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer with extensive experience designing machinery directive compliant systems?
Are you recognised by a professional engineering institute and hold an electronic / electrical engineering or technology degree?
If so, we are seeking a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer, responsible for leading the electrical engineering aspect of the refurbishment of remote handling equipment used to inspect, service and repair the world-leading experimental fusion reactor Joint European Torus (JET), which is hosted at Culham Science Centre.
You will be responsible for the technical leadership of a team of electrical engineers to deliver the project on time and on budget. The role will require the creation of functional requirements, optioneering of systems architecture and component choice that is suitable for operational and maintenance activities. You will be technically responsible for the full engineering lifecycle design, including the build, test, integration and commissioning of the refurbishment project.
RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, specialising in remote handling and automated systems. We design, deliver and operate remote handling solutions for extreme environments using the latest technologies in robotics and automation.
Key areas of responsibility:
– Provide deep technical knowledge of electrical principles to support RACE projects in delivering remote handling system solutions.
– Delivery of electrical design and implementation work packages ensuring budget, schedule and maintaining high quality standards.
– Develop system requirements in collaboration with other project engineers and delivering robust and verified solutions that meet the agreed requirements.
– Evaluating electrical CAD designs and documentation, reviewing these to ensure compliance with appropriate standards and EU directives.
– Strong understanding of technical documentation control and being able to follow UKAEA quality procedures
– Establishing Manufacturing Quality Plans to support the manufacturing, testing and commissioning requirements to ensure a safe and functional system.
– Authorise and sign off major project activities/milestones/reports of associated work packages
– Responsible for the management and development of staff in the Electrical Systems Group; including agreeing personnel development plans and areas of professional development, providing job performance feedback, setting objectives, completing staff APS reports and ensuring that all the relevant UKAEA mandatory training requirements are completed.
At UKAEA, we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the Organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.
The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UKs MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding, two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in people.
Knowledge, skills and experience
– Electronic/Electrical degree.
– Chartered Engineer or progressing towards chartership.
– Electronic/Electrical degree or equivalent experience.
– Substantial experience of designing and managing complex electrical systems.
– Ability to deliver highly complex engineering projects from requirements definition through to commissioning of the systems.
– Strong understanding of governance, H&S and compliance issues.
– Proven ability to interact efficiently with people in a variety of different situations.
– Ability to manage people and equipment to deliver complex engineering projects from conception, through planning to execution.
– Substantial experience of designing complex mechatronic systems.
– Ability to work with project stakeholders to resolve technical conflicts and be proactive in problem solving
Selection Methods and Notes:
– As part of the selection process, you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
– Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
– Please note, UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
– 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.
– 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.
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