Lead Engineer - Materials Test Facility

Zoek Pin Culham, Oxfordshire, England

Permanent (Full time)

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Who are we looking for?

We have an exciting opportunity for a Lead Engineer to join UKAEA and provide direction, leadership and technical expertise to the engineering team within the Materials Research Facility (MRF) - a unique UK laboratory, comprising of a number of hot-cells and shielded research rooms for sample preparation and scientific evaluation of fusion and fission materials (note that UKAEA is not a licensed site and the MRF handles only low activity materials).

This role includes activities ranging from hands-on CAD design and machine certification strategies to inputs towards the MRF Capability Development plan. The MRF has multiple robots and remote systems interfacing with multimillion pound microscopes, and the facility is part of a broader Materials Division that works closely with Technology, Robotics and Tritium Science business units in a vibrant and growing fusion community.

As Lead Engineer you will work closely with other members of the MRF leadership team, as well as UKAEA’s Central Engineering Department and the Office of Chief Engineers/Design Office. If you are good at cross-functional team leadership and creative thinking within engineering delivery, this vacancy might be the perfect opportunity for you.

What will you be responsible for?

* ​​​​Daily supervision of a team of mechanical, electrical and C&I (control instrumentation) engineers working on a variety of high value commissions for research equipment, overseeing their adaptation for remote / robotic handling and integration into radiation control rooms.

* Leading the MRF’s efforts in supporting the JET, H3AT (and other programmes) equipment in the facility, ensuring that engineering carried out within the MRF is in alignment with those programme teams and deadlines

* Authorising engineering designs for legislative compliance.

* Design of bespoke equipment and systems for characterising materials samples, thermophysically, microstructurally and mechanically.

Please note that you must be willing to travel and attend occasional meetings abroad

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