STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC250647
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26932
Date Posted 28 October 2019
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 17 November 2019
Interview Date




Brief Description


Salary: £26,932
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 17th November 2019
Interview Date: Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centre in January 2020 - exact date TBC

 

STFC - ISIS - Graduate Electrical Engineer - Magnet Power Supplies - IRC250647

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering. For more information on STFC please view one of our videos - https://youtu.be/k9gaDSDzRQQ 

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these. See all our current graduate vacancies here.

ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. The suite of neutron and muon instruments give unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. Producing neutron beams by the spallation method involves a complex engineering infrastructure to accelerate particles to high energies.

The Magnet Power Supplies Group are responsible for the operations and development of all power supplies for the magnets on the ISIS accelerator. The range of equipment includes DC power supplies from 3 kW to over 1 MW, a 10‑cell 90 MW resonant circuit, and pulsed power systems with rise times below 100 ns for 5 kA and 40 kV.

Working at ISIS provides a rare opportunity to contribute to a variety of interesting and complex engineering projects that make a real difference to the progress of UK and international science programmes, whilst gaining valuable professional training and collaborating with some of the industry’s top experts.

Summary of Key Duties & Responsibilities

During the first two years of the Graduate training scheme, the job holder is expected to participate in a series of placements with various Groups within ISIS, and possibly further afield, where they will take on a variety of engineering projects, learn the core skills to become a professional engineer and gain familiarity with the facility and the people who work here. The work will contribute to the operations and future capability of the facility from the very first project.

During the placement period, duties will be varied but may include:

  • Electrical system and electronic circuit design
  • Modelling of magnets and circuits using FEA or simulation software
  • Produce calculations to validate designs
  • Build and run test systems
  • Write software for data acquisition and analysis, control and interlock systems
  • Presentation and documentation of ideas using 2D and 3D CAD
  • Specification writing, tender evaluation and procurement
  • Work with and understand the requirements of projects set by a variety of customers
  • Manage project workload to ensure targets are met
  • Present work both in writing and verbally to a wide range of audiences
  • Support the operations teams in investigation and repair of faults
  • Liaise with staff at all levels and disciplines across STFC.

After the first two years, you will settle in one role and start the route to becoming an expert in their field. Support will be given to assist you to achieve Chartered Engineer status.

Additionally, duties and responsibilities in the Magnet Power Supplies Group:

  • Design and implement upgrades to existing equipment to improve reliability, efficiency and function
  • Research and development of new and future technologies
  • Design, review and test of new electrical and power electronics systems
  • Management of small teams and contractor effort
  • Project management of small and medium sized projects
  • Represent ISIS at national and international meetings, workshops, conference and visits. Liaise with international experts from academia, industry and national laboratories.

Organization Description


UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at www.ukri.org.

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

To be assessed at Shortlisting (S) and Interview (I)

Essential:         

  • Obtained first degree (Bachelors or Masters, not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020 (S)
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above (S&I)
  • The right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • Individual and Team Project working during degree (S)
  • Good understanding of electrical/electronic principles (S&I)
  • Good written and spoken communication, in English (S&I).

Desirable:

  • Experience in industry or similar research facility (S)
  • Shows an interest in the world outside of engineering (S&I)
  • Shows an appreciation of engineering in the wider context of society (S&I).
  • Current starting salary of £26,932, plus annual incremental increase, a £1,000 welcome bonus and a £2,000 salary increase after the first year
  • Subject to performance you will be promoted after two years with us, resulting in a further salary increase
  • STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by: the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology and the Institute of Physics. STFC is also organisational member of the British Computer Society, The Chartered Institute for IT
  • You’ll get the chance to work on cutting-edge projects with international collaborators
  • STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours and an exceptional pension scheme
  • Every graduate is provided with a mentor to help support them through the graduate scheme and to become chartered.

UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

In order to apply for this role you must have:

  • Obtained your first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2018, 2019 or be due to receive it in 2020
  • Expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • The right to live and work in the UK

Please apply online only. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Please ensure that your name and the IRC reference are included in the file name description of each document uploaded. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. No Agencies.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.

The assessment centre for this vacancy will be in December 2019 or January 2020 and will be held at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

Closing Date: 17th November 2019

To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/graduates/

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