Are you an experienced operations engineer with excellent communication and analytical skills?
Do you have experience working with remote control of significant high hazard plant using computer-based mimics and operations procedures?
Do you have a background in electrical or mechanical engineering with a relevant qualification and ability and aptitude to train to become a member of a dynamic control room-based operations team?
The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Power Supplies Operations Engineer to join their team within the Power Supplies Operations Unit. The team consists of circa 45 employees and is responsible for ownership and safe operation of pulsed power convertors in support of JET and MAST-U operations. Comprehensive training will be provided to enable successful candidates to become fully conversant with the requirements of the role.
Key responsibilities include:
- Operate complex pulsed power supply systems from JET and MAST-U control rooms
- Ensure all power supplies are correctly configured and available, and that all parameters and limits are set as requested by the relevant Engineer-in-Charge
- Ensure compliance with all standard operating procedures, abnormal operating procedures and operating references
- Review JET and MAST-U power supplies post-pulse data, work with the session leader, EIC/MEIC and physicists to establish the optimum operation for subsequent pulses to enable the physics programme to achieve a high level of success
At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.
The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.
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Knowledge skills and experience
- HNC in an engineering or related discipline. Lower qualification will be considered where significant, relevant, practical experience can be demonstrated
- Electrical or mechanical engineering background
- High level of IT literacy
- Previous experience of operating high hazard plant from computer-based mimics and operations procedures
- Experience in a dynamic control room environment
- Analytical/data experience
This role will require you to work shifts
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.