Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC246528
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £26560
Date Posted 07 September 2018
Grade UKRI-Band C
Contract Type Graduates
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 28 October 2018
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £26,560
Grade: UKRI-C
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 28th October 2018

The assessment centre for this vacancy will be in December 2018 or January 2019 and will be held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

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, technology and Engineering.

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. To find out more about STFC please see one of our videos:

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 new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

Estates Services is a diverse department providing professional Estates management to enable science. The department covers all aspects of Estates operations including managing the significant capital development programme, planned and reactive maintenance, asset replacement, site works projects and improvements. The Estates team consists of professional project managers, MEP design Engineers and core technical staff.  The in house team is supported by 3rd party SME’s managed through service contracts.  

The Estates department is looking to recruit up to 3 graduates. The roles available will cover differing Estates disciplines including building surveying, construction project management and mechanical & electrical design. Duties will vary depending on the area however as a member of Estates services all staff are expected to contribute appropriately to a number of Estates disciplines.

The roles will include:

  • the on-going review and inspection of the Estate and its building portfolio; to include maintaining an accurate condition survey record and successful delivery of assigned minor works to programme and within allocated budget
  • engage with and consult with RAL stakeholders and connected third parties as appropriate ensuring accurate capture of the “brief”, interpretation of requirements and preparation of Valued Engineered specifications, with the aid of other specialists
  • energy efficient Building Services design for STFC projects, which are compliant with current legislation for all new, re-modelling and refurbishment projects and which also meets client/user requirements; to include overseeing the successful delivery of assigned works to programme and within allocated budget
  • this role will see you take on some supervisory responsibilities for projects, and managing externally appointed professional teams and contractors
  • undertake Project Management and Site Supervision to ensure that design and specification requirements are met and appropriate levels of quality achieved
  • prepare estimates, specifications and tender documents relating to Projects at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
  • instruct, implement and manage projects using NEC3 TSC and NEC3 ECC processes and protocols
  • procurement and supervision of contractors with minimal impact to the site location, including works coordination, integration, Safety and Quality assurance
  • ensuring CDM requirements are met for relevant schemes, including the issuing F10 notices where appropriate
  • ensure the Users acceptance and sign off the completion of Project works
  • provide general building services advice to clients and other disciplines
  • proactively and strategically plan project activities to avoid impacting upon the scientific programme.

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 (S) and Interview (I) Criteria


  • obtained first degree bachelors or Masters, (not doctorate) in Construction, Building Services, Building Surveying or related subject in either 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019 (S)
  • expected or have achieved a 2:1 or above (S&I)
  • the right to live and work in the UK (S)
  • good interpersonal skills, particularly in communication, negotiating networking and team building, motivation and problem solving (S&I)
  • good knowledge of  UK building control and the application of current building regulations (I)
  • excellent numeracy skills (S)
  • good ICT skills, including MS Office and CAD (S&I)
  • self-motivated (I)
  • good time management skills (I)
  • able to work well within a team but also show excellent initiative alone and work independently (I).


  • knowledge of Health & Safety regulation, especially fire, asbestos and CDM regulations (I)
  • post qualification experience of diagnosing building defect sand specifying remedial repairs (S&I)
  • practical experience of using design packages (e.g. AMTECH, Relux, BIM, AUTOCAD etc.) (S&I)
  • approving contractors work quality (I)
  • contract management (S&I)
  • applying legal interpretation of standard forms of contract in particular NEC3 (I)
  • design and specifying minor alterations (I)
  • knowledge of electrical drawing standards (I)
  • commercial awareness (I)
  • experience of working in a multi-disciplinary design office. (S&I)
  • 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
  • STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, 10.5 public and privilege holidays, flexible working hours and an exceptional pension scheme
  • 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

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 2018 or be due to receive it in 2019
  • expected 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.

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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 ongoing basis until our assessment centres are filled.

Closing Date: 28th October 2018

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