Electrical Design Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

We have a superb opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join the Central Engineering Department. You will provide electrical engineering design support for the broad range of UKAEA’s Fusion programmes, this means you get to work on innovative and world leading technologies that are at the fore front of Fusion development.

As the Electrical Design Engineer you will take full responsibility for delivery of work and be accountable for it. You will be capable of working to the latest international standards and understand the latest technologies in the field. This will require you to have effective communication both orally and written, enabling you to to influence people at all levels.

The role would suit someone with a methodical and analytical approach to problem solving and enjoy working co-operatively withing a team.

Your Responsibilities include:

  • Providing Electrical Design support on major fusion sub-systems from concept through to detailed design.
  • Producing detailed schematics using CAD for complex industrial systems including robotics, safety systems and LV distribution.
  • Ensuring that design deliverables are validated and compliant with international & UKAEA standards.
  • Producing technical reports and procedures including design calculations.
  • Acting as a technical reference for UKAEA in areas of specialist knowledge
£49,396 to £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Central Engineering
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our 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. UKAEA 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.

This vacancy is due to close on 09/12/2022 . We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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.

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What can I expect from the application process at UKAEA?

Once you have submitted a formal application via our website, all CVs will be reviewed shortly after the closing date of the advert.

  • Submit online application

  • Phone interview

  • Face-to-face or virtual interview

  • Other assessments

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing 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 that capture the spirit of how we work. These values include being: Innovative, Committed, Trusted and Collaborative.

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