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.
Essential Criteria and qualifications:
- Flexible working attitude with the ability to work as an individual or as a team member.
- Ability to interface with mechanical, mechatronic and control and software designs and systems.
- Understanding of governance, H&S and compliance issues.
- Ability to work in a cross-discipline team.
- Ability to work in a safety dominated working environment.
- Professionally registered or working towards suitable recognised framework.
- Engineering or technology HND/HNC or BEng with equivalent experience.
- Engineering design experience with manufacturing/manufacturability experience.
- Ability to interact efficiently with people in a variety of different situations.
- Experience of commissioning, problem solving and reverse engineering where appropriate.
- Able to produce high quality work to deadlines.
May be required to assist with general RACE activities from time to time outside of normal working hours.
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.
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