C&I Engineer in Abingdon - UK Atomic Energy Authority

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Abingdon, England
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Full Time
Date Posted
1 month ago

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C&I Engineer

Abingdon Road, Culham, GB
Salary: £52,293 (inclusive of MPP) + excellent benefits including outstanding pension
Site Location: UKAEA Culham, Oxfordshire
Confirmed Grade: Level 5
Department: Electrical Engineering

Company Description

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the worlds energy? If so, read on.

Fusion, the process that powers the Sun and Stars, is one of the most promising options for generating the cleaner, carbon-free energy that our world badly needs.

UKAEA leads the way in realizing fusion energy, partnering with industry and research for groundbreaking advancements. Our goal is to bring fusion electricity to the grid, supported by tomorrow's power stations. In pursuit of our mission, UKAEA embraces core values: Innovative, Committed, Trusted, and Collaborative.

Job Description

As an employee of UKAEA you will benefit from:

- Outstanding defined benefit pension scheme, details of which can be found at the end of this advert.
- Corporate bonus scheme up to 7% and a Relocation allowance (if eligible).
- Flexible working options including family friendly policies.
- Employee Assistance Programme and trained Mental Health First Aiders.
- Generous annual leave allowance starting with 25 days, plus 3 days Christmas closure and 2.5 privilege days, in addition to UK bank holidays.
- Wide range of career development opportunities .
- A vibrant culture committed to equality and being fully inclusive .

This role requires employees to complete an online Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) including The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks for criminal convictions.

The salary for this position is £52,293.

The Role

As C&I Engineer, you will provide and apply key technical skills related to Control and Instrumentation systems to enable the successful delivery of projects and programmes across UKAEA. You'll proactively participate in specification, design, development, implementation, commissioning and maintenance of Electrical, Control & Instrumentation systems for UKAEA projects and programmes.

In this post, you will lead and take full ownership for large work packages associated with potentially hazardous equipment, complex installation / modification tasks, and technical studies including preparation of documentation. You will take full responsibility for ensuring plant faults are quickly addressed and that proposed solutions are technically robust. You'll also supervise staff and contractors in the supply, installation and commissioning of Control & Instrumentation systems.

Additional Responsibilities:

- Lead medium scale projects on fusion systems, from concept through to detailed design on enhancement programs for UKAEAs facilities as well as for future fusion devices.
- Take the technical lead for several control and safety systems. This will involve installation, software development, testing, commissioning, maintenance, repair, development or de-commissioning of these systems as required.
- Produce control systems documentation including system architecture, control philosophies and control system software specifications.
- Lead software development in Siemens TIA S7, Siemens PCS7, LabVIEW, ABB 800Xa function designer, Python, C++ or similar programming languages as needed.
- Assessing and capturing requirements, developing designs, HAZOP assessments, chairing design reviews and implementing the designs for new C&I systems at UKAEA.


- A degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or equivalent, and relevant professional experience in an engineering role. Or HND in Electrical/Electronic discipline, or equivalent qualification level, with a greater breadth and depth of experience/knowledge.
- Good working knowledge of PLC and SCADA systems.
- Good understanding of EC&I documents (SLDs, P&IDs, C&Es, schematics etc.).
- Good knowledge of safe working practices and procedures, with experience of preparing safety documentation (i.e. risk assessments, method statements, permits, isolations etc).
- Must demonstrate a high level of experience in design, installation and testing of Control and Instrumentation software and hardware systems.

Additional Information

For a full list of benefits and to apply, select the apply button to be taken through to the UKAEA careers pages.

We welcome applications from under-represented groups, particularly individuals from black and other ethnic minority backgrounds, people with disabilities, and women. Our Executive team, supported by our 'Equality, Diversity and Inclusion' (EDI) Partner and Inclusion Ambassadors, actively promotes EDI and takes steps to increase diversity within our organization. We reinforce best practices in recruitment and selection and evaluate approaches to remove barriers to success.

Please note that vacancies are generally advertised for 4 weeks but may close earlier if we receive a large number of applications.

For applicants applying from outside the United Kingdom or those who have spent time outside the UK in the last five years, please visit the UK Government website for information on criminal records checks. If your country of residence or previous residence is not listed on the website or if the UK Government does not have information on obtaining a criminal records check from that state, we regret to inform you that we cannot process your application.


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