Electrical Design Engineer / Draftsperson

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Job Title Electrical Design Engineer / Draftsperson
Job Reference DIA1000/NH
Post Type Full time / Permanent
Division Technical
Salary information Circa £33,000 for Engineer, circa £26,000 for Draftsperson
Application deadline 20/10/2015
Date of interviews


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.
 
We are now seeking to appoint at either level:
 
Electrical Design Draftsperson: To provide electrical design drafting support to Diamond projects
  • Develop knowledge and understanding in technologies such as; programmable logic controllers, Sensors, motors, actuators and encoders;
  • Use of Computer Aided Design software package AutoCAD;
  • Assist in procurement of equipment through commercial suppliers;
  • 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;
  • Produce electrical detailed design drawings for technical systems such as;
  1. Motion control for optical systems
  2. Vacuum control systems for vessels & beam tubes
  3. Safety interlock systems for personnel protection
  4. Electrical installations for buildings and experimental areas including power distribution, lighting, telecoms, HVAC, etc.
Electrical Design Engineer: To provide electrical engineering design support to the technical systems of the Diamond facility.
  • 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 electrical installations for buildings and experimental areas including power distribution, lighting, telecoms, HVAC, etc.;
  • Develop and apply expertise in technologies such as Programmable logic controllers, Sensors, actuators and encoders;
  • Use of Computer Aided Design software package AutoCAD;
  • 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

Electrical Design Draftsperson:

  • HND or equivalent  in relevant discipline;
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD system;
  • Ability to work reliably and minimum of supervision;
  • Demonstrate production of good quality electrical detail drawings with reference to specifications;
  • Background in electrical engineering;
  • Team player and good communicator.

Electrical Design Engineer:

  • HND or equivalent  in relevant discipline;
  • Ability to provide ideas and creative solutions to design problems;
  • Good working knowledge of a CAD system with significant 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 background in electrical engineering;
  • Excellent working knowledge of engineering drawings and working to 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;
  • Background in the use of computers and data handling including Microsoft office systems, Word, excel, power point, publisher, Microsoft project and MathCad;
  • 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

Electrical Design Draftsman:

  • Degree or equivalent qualification;
  • Engineering Council registration and membership of relevant professional body;
  • Technical Apprenticeship;
  • Understanding of controls and electrical designs;
  • Experienced in the use of computers and MS Office including Word, and excel;
  • Experience of working within a QA system;
  • Experience of manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems;
  • Competence in at least one of the following; Motion control, safety systems, building services, PLCs, instrumentation;
  • Occasional travel on work related business.

Electrical Design Engineer:

  • Degree or equivalent in relevant discipline;
  • Engineering Council registration and membership of relevant professional body;
  • Technical Apprenticeship;
  • Driving Licence;
  • Demonstrate ability to lead, motivate and manage internal and contract staff;
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD;
  • Some appreciation of electrical calculations packages;
  • Experience of supervising design office work; 
  • Experience of working within a QA system;
  • Good appreciation of project management;
  • Experience of overseeing manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems;
  • Knowledge of developments in the field;
  • Competence in two or more of the following; Motion control, safety interlock systems, electrical installations for buildings and experimental equipment including power distribution, lighting, telecoms, HVAC, etc. PLCs, sensors, actuators, encoders, vacuum technology.

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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