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Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Salary: £33,441 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent b
Location: Oxfordshire
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Electrical Engineering Jobs

Job Ref: 3604

Job Title: Electrical Technician/Engineer

Job type: Permanent Full Time

Location: Culham, Oxfordshire

Salary: £33,441 - £50,936 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date: 24th June 2019



Are you an experienced Engineer or Technician with excellent communication and organisational skills?

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 HV/LV distribution and control equipment?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority has an excellent opportunity for an Electrical Engineer/ Technician to join the Electrical Engineering 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.

The scope of electrical work is wide ranging in an industrial environment and involves all aspects of project ownership from the design and specification stages to the final installation and commissioning end point, including planned maintenance.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:

- Manage / lead specific electrical work packages and all associated documentation, ensuring full compliance with current legislation, codes of practice and safety procedures.

- Manage / interpret supplier requirements, including review and approval of supplier documentation, and ensure costs are controlled within budgetary constraints.

- Manage / supervise multidisciplinary teams comprising electrical staff, agency supplied workers and external contractors where necessary, to support UKAEA operations.

- Use matrix management and collaboration while coordinating work to achieve supplier requirements.

- Take responsibility for design, specification, procurement, installation, commissioning and maintenance of assigned electrical systems.

- Preparation of engineering procedures, risk assessments, method statements and local rules.

- Provide assurance by calculation, analysis and review of existing electrical switchgear and cabling.

- Act as Project Engineer, and occasionally Project Manager, for projects within and beyond the department.

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 in Electrical Engineering (or related discipline) and experience in an electrical engineering role. Or an HNC/D (or equivalent qualification) in an Electrical discipline with significant industrial experience.

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

- Excellent level of technical and problem-solving skills.

- Ability to plan, prioritise and balance the workload.

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.


- Authorised or Nominated Person (Electrical) appointment

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

- Experience with 3 phase motor control centres (MCC`s) and 3 phase motors.

- Knowledge of uninterruptable power supplies (UPS).

- Membership of an appropriate Professional Institution.

Special requirements:

Special Requirements

- This role may require overtime to be worked

- On-call duties may also apply

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.


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