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Location: South East England, Culham, United Kingdom

Development Engineer

South East England, Culham, United Kingdom

Job Description

Do you hold a Masters degree, PhD or post-Doc in a science or engineering subject? Or do you have industrial experience working on research programmes? If so, we need you here at UKAEA!
As an engineer or scientist have you ever wanted to use your problem-solving skills & critical thinking to help drive research in to the future of zero carbon energy? Here at the UK Atomic Energy Authority, we are researching Fusion Energy and aiming to create truly clean energy to power the world for future generations.
As part of the Engineering Realisation Group, you could be involved in R&D projects developing novel solutions for a wide array of complex technical and engineering problems. You could be involved in component design, systems design and analysis, supporting the Central Engineering Department's broader activities.
As a development engineer you'll have an opportunity to drive projects that may cover low Technology Readiness Level concepts through to prototyping, implementation of industrial scale solutions and life extension of components/installations.
Your experience and knowledge could include, but is not restricted to, some of the following; thermal and structural design, NDT and in situ health monitoring, design of experiments, manufacturing and joining, additive manufacture, synthesis of materials and magnetics and superconductors.
Furthermore, you may be required to represent UKAEA on an international forum, participate in conferences and meetings both in UK and overseas.
Your role will involve:

Work on projects investigating novel technologies and designs and contribute to the development of internal bespoke equipment and components or the sourcing of external solutions.

Deliver packages of working investigating the effects of harsh environments on required component performance assuring the quality and safety of these activities.

Work with external collaborators (including universities, public sector research establishments and industry in fusion and related fields) in order to complement UKAEA's internal capability, offer access to additional expert knowledge and to facilitate new project proposals.

Present novel activities at conferences and submit associated papers for journal publication

You'll need:

Degree or higher in engineering, physics, chemistry, technology or similar science

Highly self-motivated and demonstrates initiative

Demonstrated experience in implementation of science/ engineering skills in R&D programmes

Good verbal and written communication and diplomatic skill

Understanding health and safety issues and, ideally, previous experience working within a highly regulated industry.

Background or experience of multi-disciplinary R&D programmes is desirable

Knowledge of issues affecting material and component performance in harsh environments is desirable

Possession or significant progress towards accreditation with a professional body (e.g. CEng) preferred

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

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