Electrical Manufacturing Engineer

Electrical Manufacturing Engineer

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world’s energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs. UKAEA are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is a business unit, based at Culham, within the UK Atomic Energy Authority specialising in remote handling and automated systems. As part of the global programme for fusion, RACE is developing remote handling systems for the next generations of power stations.

RACE is also at the centre of the UK effort to apply novel technologies to all challenging and harsh environments for the protection of people and advancement of industry. RACE designs, procures commissions, operates and maintains the wide range equipment is used for maintenance and implementation of enhancements of the JET Tokamak and is active in the design and development of remote maintenance systems used in ITER and DEMO fusion reactor.

Job Description

Who are we looking for?

Do you have extensive experience creating intricate solutions in a diverse range of complex environments?

Are you a logical problem solver with the ability to produce finished product from minimal design input?

RACE is seeking an enthusiastic electrical manufacturing engineer with advanced knowledge and abilities. You will be engaged in the supervision, design, modification and building of equipment for new robotic remote handling projects being designed and developed at RACE. The job holder is expected to have a practical and hands-on approach to designing and building control panels and cubicles. We also require someone with an eagerness to learn new skills and knowledge whilst being supportive and helping to coach less experienced staff. 

Special Requirements

The role holder may be a required to attend site out of normal working hours on an on-call basis or to work shifts as required during Remote handling operations.

What will you be responsible for?

The main responsibilities of the role will be in the design and build of electrical systems for robotic remote handling and related systems. This will include:

  • Supporting Electrical Engineers in developing complex hardware for equipment used in remote handling applications particularly from a manufacturability and maintenance point of view.
  • Overseeing the process of production of complete electrical equipment designs from initial concept stage to project completion.
  • Taking responsibility for electromechanical integration within this equipment.
  • Participate in design reviews.
  • Producing high quality layout designs for equipment enclosures and panels from schematics.
  • Assisting in the construction, testing and commissioning of systems ensuring compliance of systems with both site requirements and legislated safety standards.
  • Defining and setting standards and best working practices.
  • Taking responsibility for equipment; including maintenance schedules and calibration schedules.
  • Maintaining design guide and component data base.
  • Assist in the training of graduate engineers and apprentices in workshop practises and design strategies

Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • A recognised and subject-related Engineering qualification (City and Guilds, ONC, HNC, BSc, BEng)
  • Experience of reverse engineering complex electrical systems.
  • Experience of producing high quality manufacturing drawings.
  • Excellent workshop skills, both electrical and mechanical.
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of working to IPC standards.
  • Experience of designing and working with high density looms and large electrical cabinets/cubicles.
  • Experience of using electronic/electrical/mechanical CAD systems.
  • Experience of working in a safety dominated working environment.
  • Flexible working attitude with the ability to deliver set tasks within a given timeframe as an individual or as a team member.

Desirable skills, experience and competence required

  • Experience working with robotic systems
  • Experience of designing complex mechatronic systems.
Additional Information

What we offer

  • A competitive salary  
  • A culture committed to being fully inclusive, supported by a Being Inclusive Strategy and Inclusion Ambassadors 
  • An Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders, with a full calendar of health and wellbeing initiatives 
  • Flexible working options including family friendly policies  
  • Emergency leave (paid) 
  • 30.5 days annual leave (including privilege days and 3 days between Christmas and New Year) increased with length of service 
  • Wide range of career development opportunities (e.g professional registration, internal promotions, coaching and mentoring programme)  
  • Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme  
  • Annual corporate bonus scheme  
  • Relocation allowance (if eligible) 

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particular from individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, including nationality and citizenship, people with disabilities, (visible and hidden) and women. Our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Partner, with the support of our Inclusion Ambassadors, is actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. We are easily accessible by car and are a 10 minute walk from Culham Railway Station.  

Please be advised that this vacancy is due to close on 7th March 2021. We may close earlier than this date if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

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.

RACE Operations
Type of Employment
£36,397 to £38,620 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension