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.
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