Process Operations Engineer

Overview of Responsibilities

Who are we looking for?

Working on one of the only tritium processing and separation facilities in the world will give the candidate a unique opportunity to learn about the operational aspects of future tritium plants firsthand. The work allows a good mixture of document based technical work as well as being physically present on site to manage our technicians in undertaking physical maintenance, installation and commissioning work. Key competencies for the role include a good attention to detail and good organisational and communication skills in order to plan work from a technical and safety standpoint as well as to plan and execute individual packages of work.

What will you be responsible for?

The candidate will be responsible for supporting the continued operations of the Active Gas Handling System (AGHS) within J25 at Culham. As a Process Operations Engineer, the candidate will support the Lead Process Operations Engineer in providing technical input and support into the continued operation, maintenance and design of operations sub-systems or integrating the design of new experiments / experimental facilities.  Part of this will involve the creation of Work Control Packs, Method Statements and Risk Assessments to allow the safe completion of work. The successful candidate will also be expected to support maintaining system records and the design baseline of the sub-systems.

Opportunity to support AGHS Operational Shift Work.

£29,799 to £31,661 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Type of Employment

Additional Information

What we offer

Our comprehensive 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. 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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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

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  • 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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