Cryogenics Systems Engineer (TOK154)

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

Company Background

What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source, providing much needed global energy security?  What if that energy source could also help reduce climate change?  We believe that’s fusion energy.  Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK.  We are taking established science and building on it by pioneering the use of spherical tokamaks in conjunction with high temperature superconducting magnets.

The company, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, currently employs a growing team of over 180 people with talent from the UK and around the world including expert scientific, engineering, industrial and commercial capabilities.  The company has more than 55 families of patent applications and has raised over £100m of private investment.

Once realised, fusion energy will be a key enabler for meeting world energy requirements and climate policy goals.  Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are striving to  provide a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

In this role, you will:

  • Be responsible for completing thermodynamic analysis and design;
  • Manage of cryogenic system projects;
  • Liaise with key external suppliers and subcontractors;
  • Liaise with stakeholders internal to Tokamak Energy;
  • Conduct safety analysis and safety case preparation for cryogenic plant and systems;
  • Prepare technical reports and specifications;
  • Support commercialisation of the company’s HTS magnet technology;
  • Generate and document IP;
  • Develop of manufacturing processes and techniques;
  • Develop design tools and modelling code, where appropriate

Requirements and attributes we value:

  • Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering or Physics based discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with and / or delivering cryogenic systems, compressed gases, or vacuum technologies.
  • Thorough understanding of the physical principals of thermodynamics, heat transfer, and fluid mechanics, with the ability to apply this knowledge to real engineering problems.
  • High degree of self-organisation, motivation, and commitment to working to defined timescales.
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to work in a mixed team of engineers, physicists, designers, and technicians designing innovative and complex devices.
  • Demonstrated track record of innovation, creativity and project delivery in a complex engineering / technology development environment.
  • A broad engineering experience would be useful, as cryogenics interfaces with many disciplines within Tokamak Energy.
  • Some experience working with large scale cryogenic plant would be very beneficial.
  • Project management experience.

 Benefits available to you:

  • 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

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 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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