Electronics / Electrical Engineer

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16th February




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Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers, and business support teams explore the unknown and turn what they find into work that changes the world around us. Whether it's discovering new materials, sending probes into space, or finding new ways to treat cancer, everyone here plays a vital role in making a positive difference to society.

Come and discover how much you can achieve when you're surrounded by world-leading experts, encouraged to constantly learn, and empowered to explore your curiosity.

The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory is home to one of the world's leading research facilities, the ISIS neutron spallation source. ISIS uses neutrons to probe the structure of matter to the atomic level. Our scientists carry out 1000s of experiments every year on samples from simple and complex compounds to new alloys, to superconducting materials, to pharmaceuticals and biological samples. The work at ISIS also includes testing engineering fabrication and new engineering materials, as well as the effects of radiation on electronics.

The ISIS Electrical and Electronic User Support Group (EEUSG) is offering an exciting opportunity to work within our Project Development section. This team already enjoys much success with a diverse portfolio of technical projects that support the work of our scientific community. This sections work plays a key role in the success of all experiments carried out at ISIS.


The Post:

You will be:

Developing ISIS electronic and electrical projects from concept to commissioning.

Working within the principles set out in the ISIS Project Management Framework.

Taking part in all design reviews and reporting on the progress of your projects.

Providing all documentation required by the end user and EEUSG Support section.

Providing On-Call (including silent hours) technical support.

Showcasing your work at conferences and workshops in the UK and internationally. (Travel to conference and workshops, in the UK and overseas, is fully supported and encouraged).

Providing guidance, help and encouragement to all graduates and apprentices working within the Project Development section.


Person Specification:

The below criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I), or both (S&I)

Either qualified to HNC/HND in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering, or have a significant experience in electronics/electrical work (S)

Be able to describe a range of individual and team contributions to electrical/electronic projects that showcase their technical abilities and achievements (S&I)

Be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of basic project management practices (I)

Have an appreciation of safety in the workplace (I)

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Whatever our role, we have the freedom to explore, learn and connect, as part of a community that loves to share knowledge and support one another. 

As one of Europe's largest research organisations, this is a place where there's always something new to learn - about the world around us, about your career, but most of all, about yourself. Join us and discover what's possible.


About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

As one of Europe's largest research organisations, we ask the biggest questions in the universe to find answers that change the world around us. We seek understanding. We're proud of the impact we make. And we're committed to helping build a globally competitive, knowledge-based UK economy. Being part of all this means contributing to work that pushes boundaries and creates possibilities. You'll work with, and learn from, true experts. Whatever your role, you'll be free to question, and encouraged to share ideas. And, in a positive and supportive culture, you'll discover just what a difference you can make when you're equipped and inspired to excel.

We're a place where curious minds thrive. Not bound by profit, we explore ideas that others don't, ask questions that others won't, and discover answers that others are not equipped to find. And, alongside Mars landings and black holes, we also explore diverse, international projects in everything from science and engineering to computing and technology. Whether it's at the cutting edge or behind the scenes, our work is intellectually challenging. It's very often ground-breaking. And it's endlessly, irresistibly fascinating.


About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

Supporting some of the world's most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

Choosing to come to work at UKRI means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits from a defined benefit pension scheme, excellent holiday entitlement, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme. For more details, visit our website.

The role holder will be required to have the appropriate level of security screening/vetting required for the role. UKRI reserves the right to run or re-run security clearance as required during the course of employment.


How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit our website.


Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 


How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience' section of the application.

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion - a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us. 

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