Electrical / Electronic Engineer - Clean Tech - Oxon - £32-36k

Cranleigh Scientific
£32400 - £36400 per annum + excellent pension
27 Sep 2016
20 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Electrical/Electronic Engineer / Clean Technology / Oxfordshire / £32k to £36k plus outstanding pension scheme Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Our client is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Their scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations. The company is seeking Electrical/Electronics Engineers to join their enthusiastic team responsible for operating, maintaining and developing enhancements to specialist multi-megawatt pulsed power supply systems. These systems are diverse and include high voltage and high current power converters (both ac/dc and dc/ac systems), transformer rectifiers, IGBT converters, plus all the associated control and protection systems. The technologies used in these systems vary from ultra modern high frequency IGBT inverters to older high power transformer-rectifiers and even Mega Watt vacuum tubes, using a correspondingly diverse selection of C&I technologies that range from simple analogue systems to modern FPGA based systems and PLC`s. These roles offer an exciting and rare opportunity for suitable candidates to develop and widen their experience of small signal electronics, power electronics and electrical plant, as well as the opportunity to become an 'in-house expert' for some systems. As the systems vary across a whole spectrum of electrical and electronics technologies it is recognised that the role may need to be adapted to align with the technical skills of a new recruit. The main responsibilities of the roles will include: As a Plant Responsible Officer (PRO) for one or more systems, undertake fault-finding activities at system level, seeking to both minimise the frequency of plant faults and enhance performance, prepare plant documentation and technical reports, including drawings and work procedures and provide staff training. . Leading and delivering small projects e.g. the installation and commissioning of power supplies plant and control systems including, where required, the supervision of craft effort and technicians. During specialist operations the job holder will be rostered as a Power Supplies Operations Engineer (MPSOE) ensuring the safe and effective operation of the pulsed power supplies. Working with a team of engineers and physicists to operate one of the world leading tokamaks with the opportunity to be involved in the experiments. Essential Aptitudes and Experience An honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or a related discipline and 2 years (minimum) post graduate experience in an electrical/electronic engineering role; or other equivalent and relevant qualifications and professional experience which demonstrates an ability to work at this level. Proven experience ideally working on power conversion and related control systems at component, sub-system and system level, including fault finding Ability to write reports in clear and unambiguous English. An ability to work well alone, or as part of a team. Desirable Experience Experience of working on megawatt power supply systems would be desirable but not essential as a new recruit would be given suitable experience and training before being appointed as a PRO or MPSOE. Special Requirements Salary range £32,404 to £36,400 dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/66728250