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Electrical and Control Engineer


Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

2020-01-15 10:02:01

salary: 37459.00 British Pound . GBP Annual

Job location London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job type: fulltime

Job industry: Engineering

Job description

Electrical and Control Engineer

UKRI - STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary: Band D £30,782 - £37,459 Band E £38,318 - £47,576 (dependent on skills and experience and inclusive of sector-based allowance)

Full time/Part time (minimum 30 hours)

Open Ended

Excellent opportunities for a skilled Electrical and Control Engineer to join a team playing a critical part in designing control system architecture for a new multimillion pound project and operational working in one of the world's leading laser facilities.

About the Central Laser Facility

The Central Laser Facility (CLF) is one of the world's leading laser centres, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental Europe with access to an unparalleled range of state-of-the-art laser technology. The CLF has around 180 staff and its function - user facility, international research - makes it a very friendly, outgoing, externally facing sort of place. It has a welcoming and inclusive culture, and you will find that people will naturally help and support you.

The CLF is building a new laser centre - the Extreme Photonics Applications Centre (EPAC) and is seeking new team members to help to build this and to contribute to our existing facilities. EPAC is an £81M facility that will use lasers developed by our team to drive new types of novel particle and radiation beams that can be applied to a wide range of problems in science and industry. We are looking for people like you, scientists and engineers at all stages of their careers to be a part of our friendly and enthusiastic team.

As part of UK Research and Innovation, the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe's largest research organisations and operates at a number of sites within the UK, including RAL and many more around the world. RAL is home to about 1,200 staff that work with a community of more than 10,000 scientists and engineers mainly from the research sector, which spans the scientific spectrum including energy, security, materials healthcare, life-sciences and the environment to address important challenges facing society.

STFC is an award-winning employer and RAL is a superb place to work - there is pioneering work going on all around the site and the environment, facilities and conditions are excellent. RAL has a real buzz and the people working here have a profound sense of pride in what they achieve. Alongside an excellent working environment and comprehensive continued professional development STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance. This includes 30 days' annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege days, Christmas shut down, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, an exceptional career average defined benefit pension scheme, and social and sporting activities and societies. Full details can be found on STFC's careers pages.

About the role

You will join a team of Electrical and Control engineers playing a critical part in designing control system architecture supporting the work carried out by EPAC.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Getting user requirements and translating them into working solutions
  • Evaluating the best technical setup for the future of the facility
  • Collaborating with mechanical designers, software engineers and scientists to build new systems
  • Designing and commissioning PLC based control systems
  • Ensuring all project schematics and designs detail are accurately monitored and maintained.

The role requires the candidate to be self-motivated, to work well in a team and to be able to operate independently. You will work closely with research scientists, electrical engineers and leading university research groups from Europe and the UK.

About You

You will have an HND in either electrical engineering, or electrical and electronic engineering along with knowledge and practical experience of modern electrical engineering, components and techniques.

With working knowledge of PLC ladder logic you should also have experience of working in a supporting role and task management awareness.

To be considered for the Band E position, as well as the above you will have experience working developing systems from customers' requirements to commissioning, as well as proven skills in designing and programming PLC based systems.

To Apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on (0).

The closing date for applications is 16th February 2020.

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