Electrical Design Engineer x 2

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Job Title Electrical Design Engineer x 2
Job Reference DIA0963/NH
Post Type Permanent / Full time
Division Technical
Salary information Circa £33k
Application deadline 22/09/2014
Date of interviews 10/10/2014


Job Description

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron science facility. Located on the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire a 20 minute drive south of Oxford in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Diamond Light Source conducts world-class research in virtually all fields of science and offers rewarding career opportunities covering both technical and scientific disciplines.

Duties include:

  • Work closely with internal & external scientific and engineering staff to produce electrical designs for projects including; motion control for optical systems, vacuum control systems for vessels & beam tubes, safety interlock systems for personnel protection and diagnostic (instrumentation) systems;
  • Develop and apply expertise in technologies such as Programmable logic controllers, distributed I/O systems, motion controllers, sensors, actuators and encoders;
  • Use of AutoCAD Computer Aided Design software package;
  • Procurement of equipment through commercial suppliers;
  • Supervision of internal and contract design staff and control of quality;
  • Contribute to hazard analysis and risk assessment exercises;
  • Maintain and update engineering drawings and documentation on projects;
  • Work within DLS procedures and contribute to their development.

Qualification & Experience - Essential

  • HNC or equivalent in relevant discipline;
  • Ability to provide ideas and creative solutions to design problems;
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD software with significant fulltime experience;
  • Demonstrate self-motivation;
  • Demonstrate ability and initiative to get to the heart of a problem and take it efficiently through to completion;
  • Demonstrate good oral and written communication skills with peers, subordinates, customers and suppliers;
  • Good post apprentice background in electrical engineering;
  • Excellent working knowledge of engineering drawings, working to standards and specifications for controls and electrical designs;
  • Experience of working in a team, discussing work with other team members and presenting ideas and solutions to engineers or customers;
  • Competent in the use of personal computers, working with Microsoft Office software applications;
  • Experience of overseeing manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems;
  • Competence in two or more of the following; Motion control systems, Safety interlock systems, PLC control systems and distributed I/O, Diagnostic / instrumentation systems, Vacuum technology
  • Must be available to travel on work related business with some overnight stays occasionally;
  • Light manual tasks may be involved during commissioning.

Qualification & Experience - Desirable

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline;
  • Technical Apprenticeship;
  • Engineering Council registration and membership of relevant professional body;
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, motivate and manage internal and contract staff;
  • Some appreciation of electrical calculations packages;
  • Experience of supervising design office work; 
  • Experience of working within a QA system;
  • Good appreciation of project management and Microsoft project software;
  • Knowledge of developments in the field;
  • Driving licence.

Further Information

Applying for employment

For further details on applying for employment at Diamond, please visit our 'Application Form' page.

Appointments will be made depending on the skills and experience of the candidate. Electronic Diamond application forms in MS-Word are preferred. These should be emailed to recruitment@diamond.ac.uk



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