UKAEA   Graduate Development Scheme

Andrew Martin
Electrical Engineer

Andrew Martin

“It has broadened my horizons enabling me to use my education as a foundation and branch into new disciplines”

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We normally have an attractive range of engineering opportunities for the right candidates.

What we offer
Typical positions can include:
Mechanical Engineers, Control & Instrumentation Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Electronic Engineers and Software Engineers.

Mechanical Engineers
Graduate engineers able to design, procure, commission, operate and maintain the complex systems used on the JET and MAST tokamaks at Culham. Engineers are required to undertake stress and thermal analysis of existing components procurement of new components and Project Management of significant projects aimed at delivering equipment for use at Culham and elsewhere.

Typical responsibilities include:
1. Responsibility for the FEA analytical design and procurement of complex mechanical systems, presenting work for peer and design reviews.
2. Management in design and procurement projects.

Electrical Engineers
Degree-qualified (or equivalent) electrical engineers to take responsibility for the pulsed power supplies system, including personnel and plant safety, operation, maintenance, fault-finding, repair and modification.
Typical responsibilities include:
1. Project and contract management of both small and large contracts involving complex power electronic systems.
2. Undertaking analysis, detailed design, preparation of technical specifications, supervision of installation and commissioning of modifications.

Software Engineers and Electronic Engineers
Computer scientists, or other science graduates with strong computing experience, and electronic engineers, to work on the software, hardware and electronics systems required for the operation of JET and MAST.

Typical responsibilities include the development and support of systems including:
Control and data acquisition software or hardware
Visualisation systems
Database systems and data archives for scientific data
Computing infrastructure (network, desktop, control and analysis platforms)
Electronic hardware to interface to plant systems

Working as part of one of our development teams, you would take responsibility for the lifecycle of the development of key systems, from requirements gathering, to design, im plementation and testing. You may also become responsible for key parts of the systems infrastructure to support JET and MAST operations.

In return we can offer a competitive starting salary and benefits, with a comprehensive and fully accredited graduate development programme to get your career off to a flying start.

What we're looking for
Engineering and Science Graduates that are inventive, persistent and team spirited with good communication and problem solving skills, initiative, self-awareness and above all, the ability to establish and build good relationships.

We like people who can think for themselves, work in a team and who are determined to find the best solutions. People who enjoy working under pressure, who strive for excellence and who can work to high quality and technical standards.
You will have obtained at least 2 x A Level (or equivalent) and a minimum 2.1 degree.
We offer a generous leave allowance and access to a generous pension plan.
Salary will be at the standard graduate entry level, starting at around 24,000 p.a.

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