Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC245967
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £48202 - £53558
Date Posted 06 August 2018
Grade RC-F
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 02 September 2018
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £48,202 - £53,588 (dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Grade: RC-F
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 2nd September 2018

About Us

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest 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 engineering.

Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour isn’t possible without a dedicated team of Engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. At STFC’s ISIS facility, a world-leading scientific research centre, each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossible. Our Engineers have the freedom to choose their own solution and the responsibility to take it to completion.

About The Role

We have an opportunity for a suitably qualified Electrical Engineer with an interest in accelerator based magnet power systems and a desire to ensure that these systems operate to a high degree of reliability.

You will hold an HND or equivalent qualification in an appropriate electrical engineering discipline with knowledge of DC and Pulsed power systems.

Reporting to the Magnet Power Supplies Group Leader you will lead the teams responsible for operating and maintaining the power systems as well as the magnet operations. Technically you will have expertise in power supply design, operations and fault finding techniques as well as the operation and maintenance of electro-magnets. You will be directly responsible for the operational reliability of the systems, ensuring compliance with the ISIS asset management system and implementation of predictive and reactive maintenance regimes. Knowledge of electrical safety and IET wiring regulations is required.

You will liaise with ISIS Scientists and Engineers to assist with future power supply developments and replacements; communicate with external power supply manufacturers and take an active role in networking with other accelerator facilities both nationally and internationally to ensure best practice is employed.

Organization Description

UK Research and Innovation is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation, and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. More information can be found at

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation, and our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world.

Shortlisting Criteria


  • HND or equivalent in appropriate electrical engineering discipline
  • knowledge of the current IET wiring regulations and their application
  • experience in the writing and reviewing of appropriate electrical safety procedures
  • experience of pulsed and DC power supplies for accelerator magnets
  • experience of  writing Power Supply Specifications
  • experience in the management of power supply operations teams.


  • experience in the use of asset management software
  • experience in identifying technical skills for power supply operations
  • project management.

Interview Criteria


  • knowledge of accelerator DC Power topologies
  • knowledge of accelerator Pulsed Power techniques
  • knowledge of compliance to IET wiring regulations for electrical installations
  • ability to write risk assessments and method statements
  • strong management/leadership skills
  • fully conversant with engineering drawings and circuit schematics
  • excellent communication skills when working in multi-disciplinary teams.


  • knowledge of asset management techniques and software
  • ability to identify and develop technical skill requirements for present and future accelerator based power supply operations
  • project management.

In addition to the competitive salary, an excellent index linked pension scheme and generous leave allowance are offered. Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process.

As this job does not fulfil the Home Office Code of Practice criterion for obtaining sponsored migrant worker status we will be unable to apply for sponsorship for anyone not eligible to work in the UK.   At interview, all shortlisted candidates are required to bring with them identification documents and original documents that prove they hold or can obtain the right to work in the UK. You can check your eligibility here:

Online applications only, please submit a covering letter and CV, ensuring that the IRC reference is included in the file name description of each document uploaded. No Agencies.

The closing date for applications is 2nd September 2018.

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