Electrical Design Engineer

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Job Title Electrical Design Engineer
Job Reference DIA0545/SB
Post Type
Division Technical
Salary information Circa £34k (depending on skills, qualifications and relevant experience)
Application deadline 12/02/2010
Date of interviews 25/02/2010

Job Description

Diamond Light Source is a new synchrotron and a leading scientific facility of its type in the world. Located on the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire, we host facilities supporting cutting edge research in all fields of science.

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

  • HNC or equivalent in relevant discipline;
  • Background in the use of computers and data handling including Microsoft office systems, Word, excel, power point, publisher, Microsoft project and MathCad;
  • Good working knowledge of AutoCAD;
  • Ability to provide ideas and creative solutions to design problems;
  • Good working knowledge of a CAD system 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 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;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Experience of overseeing manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems;
  • Knowledge of developments in the field;
  • Competence in two or more of 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;
  • Technical Apprenticeship;
  • Engineering Council registration and membership of relevant professional body;
  • 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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