STFC
Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC242600
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26297 - £26297
Date Posted 31 August 2017
Grade RC-C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 30 October 2017
Interview Date



Salary: £26,297
Grade: RC-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date 1: 30th October 2017
Assessment Centre Date 1: 12th & 13th December 2017

Background

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest science research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and technology.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a whole new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

The ISIS neutron and muon source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Our suite of neutron and muon instruments gives unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. Professional engineers maintain and enhance the facility to ensure it remains a world leading facility

Opportunities exist within the ISIS Design Division for Graduate Mechanical Design and Project Engineers. The position will provide a unique opportunity for a wide variety of design, analysis and project engineering experiences across exotic materials, cutting edge joining techniques, high precision moving equipment and powerful magnets. The diverse nature of the facility is mirrored in its variety of mechanical systems: state-of-the-art precision mechanisms and motion systems, high power magnets, cryogenic and vacuum systems, very high pressure and extreme temperature sample environment systems.

Summary of Key Duties:

  • to deliver engineering solutions for scientific requirements
  • to be involved in each aspect of the delivery process from engineering concept, design, procurement, installation/commissioning, testing to final reporting.


Responsibilities:

  • produce concepts, designs and engineering drawings through the use of 2D & 3D CAD systems
  • create and manage specifications based on customer requirements
  • produce calculations to validate designs
  • present designs for peer and stakeholder review
  • present work both in writing and verbally to a wide range of audiences
  • procure manufactured items and bought out components.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:

  • highly motivated, innovative and inquisitive
  • strong ability to think creatively
  • willing to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • ability to work independently
  • ability to read and understand technical information
  • ability to communicate well both technically and non-technically
  • ability to produce good written work and reports
  • suitable for employment as a Classified Worker
  • should be available for short overseas visits and occasional periods away from home in the UK (courses, seminars, etc.).

Qualifications

Essential:          
 

  • obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2017 or be due to receive it in 2018
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • the right to live and work in the UK.

Desirable:  

  • Degree is IMechE/IET Accredited for CEng.


Knowledge, Skills and Experience

Essential:  

  • Individual and Team Project working during degree.

Desirable:   

  • some industrial experience
  • motion project experience during degree or  industrial experience.

Personal Skills, Qualities and Attributes

Essential:

  • good communication skills, able to influence people at all levels
  • demonstrate good team working capabilities.

Desirable:

  • ability to communicate well both technically and non-technically
  • ability to produce good written work and reports
  • shows an interest in the world outside of engineering
  • shows an appreciation of engineering in the wider context of society
  • suitable for employment as a Classified Worker
  • should be available for short overseas visits and occasional periods away from home in the UK (courses, seminars etc.).

 

STFC’s Graduate scheme is accredited by the; Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, the Institute of Physics and the British Computer Society. You’ll get the chance to work on cutting-edge projects with international collaborators.

We offer 30 days leave allowance, plus 10.5 public and privilege holidays. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s Career Pages.

Every graduate is provided with a mentor to help support them through the graduate scheme and to become chartered. Providing you perform well and make good progress with your training plans, you will be promoted after two years with us, receiving a significant salary increase.

From April 2018, STFC will be part of UK Research and Innovation. UK Research and Innovation will bring together the seven Research Councils, Innovate UK and a new organisation, Research England. The aim is to create a system that maximises the contribution of each of the component parts and creates the best environment for research and innovation to flourish. The vision for the new organisation is to be the best research and innovation agency in the world. More information can be found online here.

In order to apply for this role you must have:

  • obtained your first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in a relevant subject in either 2017 or be due to receive it in 2018
  • expect to or have achieved a 2:1 or above
  • the right to live and work in the UK.

Please apply online only. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role.

Please ensure that your name and the IRC reference are included in the file name description of each document uploaded. Please also state where you saw this role advertised. No Agencies.

We recruit on a rolling basis therefore we recommend you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Applications will be reviewed and considered on an on-going basis until our assessment centres are filled.

Rolling Closing Date 1: 30th October 2017

To find out more about our graduate assessment process please visit our Graduate Page.