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Location: England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Electrical Engineer

England, Oxfordshire, Abingdon

Job Description

Electrical/Electronic Engineer

Are you an experienced Electrical Engineer?

Would you like to work on complex power supplies for the worlds largest experimental Fusion device?

This is a chance to join one of the world's leading Fusion Research facilities. With considerable investment from government into fusion energy research, now is an exciting time to join the business

UKAEA is the home to JET (the Joint European Torus) and MAST-U (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak - Upgrade), with plans for both experiments to be in operation for the next 2 years.

The purpose of this role is primarily expected to provide C&I engineering expertise to the Electrical Engineering Department working across different groups, and on a wide range of control and instrumentation systems. This shall include system analysis and modelling, working both within a workshop environment and on industrial plant to construct, enhance and repair C&I systems.

During JET and MAST-U operations you'll may be expected to provide operational support to the Power Supplies Operations team.


The role shall also include leading and proposing enhancements to the power supplies equipment that they are responsible for, and supporting other projects or studies undertaken by the Department.

In your role you'll:

* Act as Plant Responsible Officer (PRO) for major parts of the Pulsed Power Supplies Plant for MAST-U and JET; these very large, complex and high hazard plant items are critical to the availability of the MAST-U and JET experiment. The JH will:
- Be the technical expert on this power supplies plant and the co-ordinator for all plant related activities.
- Be responsible for ensuring that plant information is maintained up to date including overseeing the preparation of documentation (e.g. drawings and work procedures), and that they are stored in line with current practice and policies.
- Lead fault finding and plant repair activities in a safe and effective manner and ensure relevant work control procedures are followed.
- Propose and lead refurbishment and enhancements to this power supplies plant.
- Provide staff training for relevant staff to ensure they can fulfil their duties related to the above plant. E.g. Operations and maintenance staff.
- Discuss plant related issues with the relevant Local Plant Managers (LPM), Group Leader and Authority to Operate (ATO) Holder including advising them on the intended implementation of plant changes, repairs and upgrades.
- Ensure the above plant is operated safely and maintained in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
- Responsible for defining stock levels of spare parts and consumables to meet the required plant availability and usage, and for ensuring these components are available.
- Seek to minimise the number of plant faults and safety incidents by identifying and implementing improvements and promoting good behavioural safety.
* Rostered PSOE or APSOE for the JET or MAST-U experiment. When on duty:
- Take sole responsibility for the operation of the JET or MAST-U power supplies and HV distribution from the Tokamak control rooms or plant control areas.
- Keep the respective (MAST)Engineer in Charge ((M)EiC), Power Supplies Operations Manager and Plant Responsible Officers informed of plant faults and failures, and the progress of fault finding/repair work.
- Liaise with other control room staff and the power supplies shift team as required.
* Project Engineer - provide and apply key technical skills related to high current and high voltage power conversion systems and the associated control and instrumentation to support the successful delivery of projects for JET, MAST-U, Fusion, Technology, RACE and any other new opportunities. This could include the role of Contract Project Manager (CPM) or Project Engineer depending on the project in question.
* As a technical expert on the power supplies plant the JH will be required to:
- Provide advice to the group on fault finding, enhancements and solving power supplies plant related problems on JET and MAST-U.
- Develop and train staff on working with and operating large pulsed power electrical systems.
- Use commercial modelling/simulation packages to analyse power systems and power conversion systems, and where required translating theoretical results into practical engineering of large-scale facilities.

You'll need:

* An honours degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, or a related discipline. Or an HND in an Electrical/Electronics discipline, or equivalent qualification level, with significant industrial experience.
* Professional experience which demonstrates an ability to work at this level.
* 5 years (minimum) relevant experience obtained following award of the qualification, in a C&I engineering role in an industrial hazardous or harsh environment.
* Significant experience in component, sub-system and system level fault finding of these systems.
* Experience of preparing safety documentation including risk assessments, method statements and using a formal permit system for work on complex, hazardous electrical plant.
* A demonstrated ability to apply technical expertise and manage complex and/or extensive tasks involving others.
* Candidates with experience of working on high current and/or high voltage power conversion systems will be preferred.

Knowledge of power supply protection systems.

Rullion celebrates and supports diversity and is committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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