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Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Salary: £45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent b
Location: Oxfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs

Job Ref: 4022

Job Title: Electrical Power Engineer

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £45,543 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date: 2nd January 2020


Do you have a background in power distribution and possess the relevant electrical engineering qualifications to support this?

Have you obtained substantial knowledge and industry experience working on power transformers and their electrical feeds?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Power Engineer to join the Electrical Services Group which is responsible for the operation, maintenance and enhancement of the Culham site power supply infrastructure, including high voltage and low voltage distribution and control systems.

You will deliver new installations or modifications to existing plant, engage in fault-finding activities and monitor and evaluate technical data associated with this equipment.

Key accountabilities include:

-Plant Responsible Officer (PRO) for major power transformers and their feeds that form part of the power supplies for MAST-U and JET facilities.

-Provide and apply key technical skills related to high current and high voltage power conversion systems.

-Technical expert on power transformers leading and scheduling all maintenance, testing and inspection related activities.

-Lead fault finding and plant repair activities in a safe and effective manner ensuring relevant work control procedures are followed.

-Provide staff training on related plant to ensure operations and maintenance staff may fulfil their associated duties.

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.

Knowledge skills and experience


-Bachelor`s degree (Hons) in Electrical Engineering (or related discipline). A lower qualification level may be accepted where there is significant experience demonstrated beyond the minimum below.

-Extensive relevant experience in an electrical engineering role with high power transformers in an industrial, hazardous or harsh environment.

-Experience of preparing safety documentation including risk assessments, method statements and using a formal permit system for work on complex, hazardous electrical plant.

-A demonstrated ability to apply technical expertise and manage complex and/or extensive tasks involving others.


-Authorised or Nominated Person (Electrical) appointment

-Experience with HV/LV distribution systems e.g. switching, system protection and control and interlocking.

-Membership of an appropriate Professional Institution.

Special requirements:

Other duties may include being a rostered Power Supplies Operations Engineer (PSOE) for the JET or MAST-U experiment.

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.

Selection Method:

-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, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

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