UK Atomic Energy Authority

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Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. As the UK’s national fusion lab, the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s mission is to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology, and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy.

Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of cleaner energy for tomorrow's power stations. We are meeting the scientific and engineering challenges that come with such a grand ambition. Get in touch to hear more about our world-class research and career opportunities.

We are experiencing a great deal of growth as an organisation due to investment from the UK Government for a conceptual design for a fusion power station - the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP). We’ll work to recruit a significant pool of expertise to support the programme which is expected to include engineering opportunities in specialisms such as Cost Estimation, Configuration, Control Systems, Cryogenic, Electrical, Materials, Mechanical, Tritium, and VR, Magnet Design, Software and computing specialists. We will also have a need for lead engineers, SQEP to lead workstreams.

We’ll also be recruiting Physicists, Diagnostic Physicists, Plasma Physicists, Tokamak Physicists and wider scientific and technologist competencies as well as Procurement, Project Management, SHE, Communications, Administrative areas, Commercial, and much more.

To find out more about STEP and UKAEA, please click here.

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Control Systems Software Engineer

UK Atomic Energy Authority South East
Software, Systems

RACE (Remote Applications in Challenging Environments) is seeking talented control systems software engineers with a proven track record. You will be responsible for leading projects with expertise in mechatronic control systems, producing designs for robotic remote handling systems and working on the design and execution of research projects relating to robotics and autonomy.

Apply by 23/11/2019

Mechanical Engineer (Superconducting Magnets)

UK Atomic Energy Authority South East
Electrical, Mechanical, Systems

Are you an experienced engineer with excellent communication and influencing skills? UKAEA are currently seeking Mechanical Engineers who have experience in one or more of the below areas. All the roles will support projects at all stages from establishing the initial outline requirements, through the design and implementation phases to the verification that the final delivered solution meets the original intent and function required.

Apply by 25/11/2019


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