Interview Date: 5th May 2020
STFC - Technology - Graduate Control and Instrumentation Engineer
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://youtube.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 training 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.
A vacancy exists for a talented graduate to contribute to the design and development of complex, distributed control and instrumentation systems for world-leading particle accelerator and scientific research facilities.
The role is based at STFC’s Daresbury Laboratory on the SciTech campus near Warrington and offers the opportunity to work as part of team with experience in a range of exciting fields including:
Distributed control systems
Advanced Process Control and SCADA systems
High Integrity Safety systems
Development of complex software systems
Design of FPGA-based embedded solutions.
Personal Skills and Attributes
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Demonstrate a good understanding of electronic design and software development
Be practically-minded and have good problem solving skills
Be able to work well either individually or as part of team
Have good written and verbal communication skills
Occasional UK and overseas travel may be required.
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.
The following will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I)
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)
Evidence of an interest in the practical applications of electronics and computing (S)
Experience of at least one high-level computer language (S)
Good presentation and verbal communication skills (I)
Good problem solving skills (I)
Ability to work well in a team (I)
Good time management and organisational skills (I)
Experience of managing Windows and/or Linux systems (S&I)
Practical experience of computer interfacing techniques (S&I).
This role may require occasional UK and overseas travel
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.
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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.
Closing Date: 29th March 2020
To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit: http://www.stfccareers.co.uk/careers/graduates/
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