Controls Modelling Engineer (TOK079)

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon
Salary: Competitive
Job type: Permanent

The role

The senior modelling engineer will create the framework for, and help develop, a library of system and subsystem models of the Tokamak and its ancillary systems from which simulation models may be built as required. S/he will also structure and perform simulation studies of Tokamak systems to assist with the development on control systems in a quality framework.

The successful candidate will join the Control Systems Group, a small but growing team of engineers responsible for developing the systems necessary to control and manage Tokamak Energy Fusion devices as they expand in power and complexity over the next decade, and beyond.

S/he will form part of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals to develop control systems and software in a quality framework.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

  • Creation of the framework and procedures for the development, validation and maintenance of a library of models of fusion devices and ancillary equipment.
  • Development, validation and maintenance of subsystem and system models.
  • Development and maintenance of tools for automated configuration, parameterisation and simulation of models.
  • Conducting simulation studies (predominantly of control system performance) using the models and writing reports on the results.
  • Working within a Quality Framework.
  • Working within a team and collaborating closely with members of other teams.
  • Use and development of tools and processes to automate and facilitate working to quality standards.
  • Liaising closely with tools vendors to facilitate the development of internal tools/processes.

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities which will require successful pre-employment health screening through our Occupational Health Service before the successful candidate will be allowed to start work:

  • Lone Working
  • Driving on Company business
  • Working with Ionising Radiation
  • Travel outside of Europe or North America on company business

Experience required

A good degree in a technical subject (Maths, Physics, Engineering or similar) will be required for this role

  • Experience of Mathworks tools (Matlab, Simulink, Stateflow)
  • Experience of modelling electrical/magnetic systems

Desirable selection criteria

  • A further degree (MSc, PhD)
  • Knowledge and experience of Quality Standards (ISO 26262, IEC 61508, DO 178)
  • Physical/Acausal Modelling Experience (e.g. Simscape/Dymola/Modelica)
  • Experience of Object-Oriented Design Methodologies
  • Experience of modelling magnetic systems
  • Experience of Version Control systems (GIT, SVN)

Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 years’ service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependant on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months service
  • Cycle to work scheme

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position.  If you do not hear back from us within 10 days of submitting, your application then unfortunately you have been unsuccessful.  However, we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

No terminology in the advert or job description is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person’s gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation.  Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.

How to apply

If you are passionate about accelerating the development of fusion power and want to join our dynamic team, please send your CV with a covering letter detailing your experience to careers@tokamakenergy.co.uk or bond@tokamakenergy.co.uk

Important information for candidates

Pre-employment screening

Please note that the appointment of the successful candidate will be subject to standard pre-employment screening, as applicable to the post. This will include right-to-work, proof of identity and references.

Data Privacy

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy as part of the job application process will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation, for more information regarding GDPR please see:  https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation

Equality of Opportunity

Entry into employment with the Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration. No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

 


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