Electrical Systems Design Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

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.

Who are we looking for?

As the RACE Electrical Systems Design Engineer you will support project managers and technical leads with defining the electrical system requirements across a varied project portfolio. You’ll create design specifications, generate layout designs, oversee/create detailed design drawings, develop commissioning schedules and deliver operational systems and equipment. 

This is a self-sufficient role where you’ll use your engineering skills and experience to complete assigned work packages. You will also identify opportunities and methods to improve processes or the use of equipment and provide technical guidance and support to less experienced members of the team.   

 What will you be responsible for?

  • Producing electrical systems specifications for large complex remote handling and robotic systems. 

  • Designing across a very varied project portfolio. 

  • Designing for challenging requirements for cable management. 

  • Producing electrical equipment designs from specifications. 

  • Interpreting regulations and international requirements and standards. 

  • Preparing electrical schematics and BOMs for new prototype equipment and final radiation hardened equipment. 

  • Supports project managers and leads in preparing project bid documentation, estimating cost and timescales. 

  • Actively grows knowledge of technical developments in field. 

  • Producing high quality layout designs for equipment enclosures and panels from schematics. 

  • Assisting in the testing and commissioning of systems including ensuring compliance of systems with both site and legislated safety requirements. 

  • Being an active part of an electrical lead, working to support the program lead and developing junior staff. 

£38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
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Additional Information

RACE work is fascinating, exciting, and challenging. Learn more about some of the exciting RACE projects that you can be involved with, such as JET, ITER, ESS Active Cell Facility, LongOps, and many others. 

Some of the benefits that we offer: 

- Competitive salary 

- Hybrid working 

- Flexible working options, including family-friendly policies and part-time arrangements 

- Generous 30.5 days annual leave allowance, increased with the length of service 

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme 

- Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders 

- Emergency paid leave 

- Wide range of career progression opportunities supported by our employee development programme 

- Corporate bonus scheme, up to 7% Base Salary 

- Relocation allowance (up to £8K, subject to eligibility) 

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  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants. 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.

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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

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