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Location: Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom, Abingdon

Controls Systems Engineer

Oxford, South East England, United Kingdom, Abingdon

Job Description

Control Systems Engineer - UKAEA
Culham, Oxfordshire

Are you an experienced Control System engineer?

Do you have Electromechanical or Mechatronic experience?

Do you have a passion for problem solving and working with a team to provide solutions?

Come and join the team at RACE, (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments). We design Remote Handling equipment for fusion and non-fusion applications in challenging environments according to established project methodology
RACE is part of UK Atomic Energy Authority, and together they are working help shape the future of the world`s energy playing a part in our carbon-free energy future.
In your role you'll assist in the design and implementation of controls systems for robotic remote handling systems, comprising of a wide range of electromechanical devices varying in size up to a 400kg capacity robotic arm with a reach of 10 metres operating within the Joint European Torus (JET).

In your role you will be accountable for:

Specification, design, and implementation of control systems for robotic remote handling systems.

Research and development of control systems algorithms for manipulator robots

Specification of control interfaces to remote handling devices.

Testing control performance using hardware test facilities

Integrating and commissioning systems.

Supporting other engineers and managers with control issues.

Representing RACE with customers and collaborators.

You'll need:

PhD or Master's degree in Control Engineering or a related subject

Good interpersonal and communication skills, and a proven ability to function as part of a team

An excellent working knowledge of English

Knowledge of designing and implementing control systems

Experience working with electromechanical or mechatronic systems

Experience of specifying sensors, actuators, and other control systems components

Understanding of control theory and mathematical techniques related to robotics

It would be helpful if you have:

Understanding of software engineering processes including lifecycle, version control, documentation

Experience with network-based communications, E.g. TCP, UDP, DDS

Experience working with mobile robotics

Understanding of sensor fusion techniques

Experience of Computer Vision

Professional registration.

Strong programming ability with C++

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is a large UK government research organisation based on an expansive site just outside of Oxford. UK AEA's mission is to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy. With over 1,000 employees, this is an exciting and vibrant place to work.
- Please note, this role is strictly within IR35 and only available on PAYE/Umbrella basis.

- All employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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