Organisation STFC
Organisation Detail Science and Technology Facilities Council
Reference Number IRC251070
Location Didcot See on Map
Salary £38318 - £45576
Date Posted 13 September 2019
Grade RC-E
Contract Type Open Ended
Hours Full Time
Closing Date 20 October 2019
Interview Date

Brief Description

Salary: £38,318 - £45,576 (Inclusive of allowances and dependent upon qualifications and experience)
Grade: E
Contract Type: Open-Ended
Hours: Full Time
Closing Date: 20th October 2019

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.

STFC’s ISIS facility is a leading particle accelerator used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular level, and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

About The Role

We have an opportunity for an electrically qualified person to lead the Electrical Installation Section within the ISIS facility. The section is responsible for all new electrical installation project work as well as upgrades. As the section leader you will be responsible for the line management of electrical support technicians as well as electrical contractors, ensuring there is sufficient installation resource to match demand.

The Electrical Installation Section Leader will be the point of contact for all electrical installation work and will be involved in the full life cycle of all electrical installation projects. This will involve attending concept design reviews to look at the practicality of designs. During the implementation phase of the project the section leader will be expected to attend project update meetings where you will report on the electrical progress of the installation to scientists and fellow engineers.

Once the implementation phase of any electrical installation is finished the section leader will play a key role in ensuring all appropriate electrical test and inspections have taken place, approving the results and paperwork. They will also be expected to attend project close out meetings, identifying successful aspects of the project as well as identifying areas of improvement for future projects.   

The role will come with Low Voltage Electrical Authorised Person status. As part of this you will be expected to produce electrical safety documentation to ensure that all work falls in line with the STFC electrical safety standards as well as the IET standards.     

You must be willing to work in radiation areas as a monitored radiation worker, and in work areas containing high magnetic fields.

This role may involve occasional UK and overseas travel. The section also provides out of hours on-call support.

About You

You will hold a recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship alongside a HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering. You will have current working knowledge of the IET wiring regulations with respect to electrical installations; hold qualifications in electrical inspection and testing such as City and Guilds 2391, with a good knowledge of testing paperwork; and have experience of managing electrical installations.

You will also have experience of managing electrical technicians, complex electrical installations, resource planning, electrical test and inspection procedures as well as the production of risk assessments and method statements.

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 (S) and Interview Criteria (I):


  • Recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship (S)
  • HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering (S)
  • Experience of line management (S&I)
  • 2391 Inspection and Testing or equivalent (S&I)
  • Knowledge of Electrical Testing documentation (S&I) 
  • Knowledge of the current IET wiring regulations and its application (I)
  • Experience in the identification and writing of appropriate electrical safety procedures (I)
  • Ability to write risk assessments and method statements (S&I)
  • Fully conversant with electrical installation drawings (S&I)
  • Ability to plan and resource electrical installation tasks (I)
  • Experience in the management of teams of electricians (S&I)
  • Ability to explain electrical concepts effectively across all levels. (S&I)


  • Experience in the management of contract electricians (I)
  • APLV Qualified (S&I)
  • Experience of complex industrial electrical installations on large science facilities (I)
  • Experience in apprentice training (S&I)
  • Experience of ATEX installations and current ATEX qualification to foundation level or equivalent. (S&I)


UKRI supports research in areas that include animal health, agriculture and food security, and bioscience for health which includes research on animals, genetic modification and stem cell research. Whilst you may not have direct involvement in this type of research, you should consider whether this conflicts with your personal values or beliefs.

To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive pre-employment check as an essential part of the recruitment process on all individuals that are offered a position with UKRI. This will include a security check and an extreme organisations affiliation check.

Employee Benefits

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Developing Talent

We are committed to developing employees in their roles throughout their career. Learning and development plans enable employees to continue their professional development through training and development opportunities such as e-learning, classroom training and on-the-job experiences. We encourage our employees to share their learning across teams and organisations.

Equal Opportunities

We strive to make decisions based on individual merit and ability. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and promote equality of opportunity in accordance with the Equality Act 2010. As holders of Disability Confident Employer status, we guarantee to interview all applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy.

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:

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