Electronics Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

In this role you will provide electronic engineering capabilities and expertise working across UKAEA projects and programmes.

You’ll be responsible for leading and delivering electronic systems for UKAEA projects and programmes. This includes specification, design, development, build, test, commissioning and maintenance of electronic cards/assemblies/sub-assemblies and control & instrumentation systems.

You will lead and take full ownership for medium to large work packages associated with potentially hazardous equipment, complex installation / modification tasks, and technical studies including preparation of documentation.

You’ll also supervise staff and contractors in the installation and commissioning of electronic systems.

What will you be responsible for?


  • Working with Engineers and Technicians to design, install and commission electronic systems. 
  • Ensuring timely delivery of assigned projects within specification, informing project budget holders and working with a project manager.
  • Electronics design, including to generate schematics and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) layout using CAD software.
  • FPGA programming.
  • Make appropriate use of modelling and design tools (e.g. PSIM, MatLab, Simulink, and CAD).
  • Prepare work control documentation for plant related activities and supervise electricians/fitters and technicians that are undertaking the work.
£52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
IED - Electrical & Electronic Engineering Unit
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

A full list of our benefits can be found here https://careers.ukaea.uk/life-at-ukaea/employee-benefits/

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

All employees at the UK Atomic Energy Authority must complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) and other appropriate security checks, including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the following link for information on criminal records checks: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/criminal-records-checks-for-overseas-applicants If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot 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

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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