Electrical Engineer (ELEC001)

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

Overview of the role

The successful candidate will be part of the Electrical Engineering team. The team is responsible for the design, installation, commissioning and operation of all DC and pulsed power supplies as well as the installation and commissioning of the power distribution, controls, diagnostics and safety systems for ST40 and future tokamak projects. Due to Tokamak Energy’s fast rate of growth and ambitious project programmes, we need to further develop the electrical engineering team to meet the requirements of future programmes and systems. We are, therefore, able to offer an exciting and diverse role to an enthusiastic and adaptable candidate.

Main duties/role and responsibilities

The Electrical Engineer will work to support operation of the current toroidal and poloidal field coil power supplies on ST40, as well as forthcoming power supplies for ST40 coils, and associated plant, including gas and vacuum systems, auxiliary heating, and diagnostics. Within operations, the successful candidate will be trained to fulfil roles including Power Supply Engineer and ST40 Operator. They will also be involved in the specification and design of future power and associated systems for ST40 and other tokamak projects.

Responsibilities will include

  • Specification, design and commissioning of electrical and electronic systems
  • Authoring design documentation, as well as commissioning and operating manuals
  • Authoring risk assessments and installation method statements for projects
  • Liaising with engineers and scientists responsible for ST40 systems including cooling, vacuum, gas, diagnostics and controls
  • Fulfilling the operational roles of Power Supply Engineer and ST40 Operator
  • Internally the post holder will communicate with the Head of Electrical Engineering, and other engineers working within the Company
  • Externally the post holder will be responsible for the management of electrical and electronic engineering manufacturing contracts, and will therefore liaise with manufacturers and component suppliers

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

This job includes the following hazards or safety-critical activities:

  • Working at height (ladders, scissor lifts, cherry pickers & scaffolding)
  • Occasional night working (11pm-6am)
  • Working with ionising radiation
  • Working with electricity (LV & HV) (training will be given as required)
  • Working with materials that are managed under the control substances hazardous to health of regulations (COSHH)
  • Travel outside of Europe or North America on company business

Essential skills, experience and competence

  • A degree-level qualification or equivalent experience in electrical or electronic engineering
  • Ability to author and edit and interpret electrical drawings or AutoCAD or equivalent
  • Experience in the design, specification, commissioning and operation of industrial electrical and electronic systems
  • Familiarity with industrial control, including discrete controllers and centralised control systems
  • Familiarity with PLCs and fieldbus communication
  • Experience with mains power distribution
  • Strong understanding of electrical safety, including knowledge and understanding of the application of BS 7671
  • Good decision-making, problem-solving, planning and organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High proficiency with Microsoft Office

Desirable skills, experience and competence

  • Experience in the design, specification, commissioning, and operation of power electronic converters
  • Experience of power electronics simulation in PLECS or equivalent
  • Experience of mechanical design, fabrication and assembly
  • Experience of PCB CAD using Eagle, Altium or equivalent
  • Experience of high-power busbar design
  • Familiarity with Functional Safety Systems
  • Experience of planning and supervising electrical installations
  • Familiarity with the safe operation of high voltage equipment
  • Understanding of power distribution, including power network modelling and analysis
  • Experience of thermal and magnetic analysis of room-temperature and superconducting coils

 Benefits

  • 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company pension scheme
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after 1 year’s 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 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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