Graduate RACE Safety Engineer – Graduate Scheme 2024

Overview of Responsibilities

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to make a difference? Join our team and contribute to the future of fusion energy. As Graduate Safety Engineer, you will play a pivotal role in performing a variety of Safety Engineering tasks designed to provide experience & familiarisation with staff, methods, practices, & programs of the organisation. This may include elements of systems engineering, design review, statistical analysis/modelling and safety architecture design across one of more of the following domains; electrical, mechanical, automation, robotics and software. Work is cross-functional in nature and will include elements of engagement & co-operation with a wide range of projects/engineering disciplines. Work will be peer reviewed by supervisors or higher level engineers. 

UKAEA’s two-year graduate scheme is split by 80% of your time developing both your general work-related skills and professional qualifications and 20% of your working time dedicated to graduate training and development.  Within the 20% training and development, there is a core suite of activities designed to develop your professional and business skills. Elements of this programme are flexible and can be tailored to your personal development needs and to those of your specific job role. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Specification and design of safety architectures through both electronic/electrical and mechanical measures, leveraging technology.
  • Provide physical review of built systems for electrical, mechanical and human factors hazards across the project lifecycle. 
  • Identifying critical safety requirements and ensuring through life compliance.
  • Working with and supporting design engineers and technicians with hazard identification during the design and build process.
  • Application of model based and/or probabilistic analysis techniques such as Fault tree analysis, Goal Structure Notation and Safety Performance calculations.
£31,320 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
RACE Operations
Type of Employment

Additional Information

A full list of our benefits can be found here

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.

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: 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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