Process/Chemical Engineer (Tritium Plant)

Location
Culham, Abingdon (GB)
Salary
£32,993 to £50,272 pa dependent on experience plus industry
Posted
31 May 2018
Closes
01 Jul 2018
Specialism
Chemicals, Engineering

Process/Chemical Engineer (Tritium Plant)

Would also be suitable for Nuclear/Mechanical Engineers.

Are you an experienced Tritium Plant Engineer with excellent communication and leadership skills?

Do you have a background in fusion/nuclear with a relevant degree or equivalent qualification?

Do you have substantial knowledge and industry experience in the operation of plant handling radioactive materials?

We are looking for engineers to join an exciting new venture, H3AT, to contribute to the current tritium operational and research activities on JET (Joint European Torus) and to be part of the team working on a brand new £40M Tritium Advanced Technology (H3AT) centre at Culham which will carry out tritium research and development in support of the ITER project and deliver innovative tritium processes for a broad range of applications into the second half of this century.

The main responsibilities of the role include:

-Undertaking maintenance activities and installing new equipment, leading the design, procurement, inspecting and testing of such equipment and preparing procedures for plant operation and maintenance

-Operating the JET Active Gas Handling Facility (AGHS) facility from its control room. You will be expected to attain an operational appointment to lead, or take part in, a shift running the AGHS facility upon successful completion of a training program

-Participation and involvement in R&D tasks associated with JET and the new H3AT program.

-Contribute to the design of the brand new H3AT centre.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77D3F3ILl98

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

PLEASE NOTE WE WELCOME APPLICATIONS ACROSS 2 LEVELS, THE LEVEL IS DETERMINED BY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE AGAINST THE SET CRITERIA. THE LEVEL 5 ROLE ATTRACTS A SALARY RANGE OF £44,959- £ 50,272 (INCLUSIVE OF MPP) AND THE LEVEL 4 ATTRACTS A SALARY OF 32,993 to £37,069 (INCLUSIVE OF MPP).

Knowledge skills and experience

Essential

- A relevant Degree or equivalent level in physics, chemistry, chemical/process or nuclear engineering

- Proven experience in a high technology environment. For the higher level position you will require experience of leadership within this area. Experience in one or more of: design, commissioning and operation of process plant, cryogenics, design and construction of large experimental apparatus, involvement in HAZOP studies and/or design reviews, generation of work packs and risk assessments

- Ability to write and follow procedural documentation and have a responsible approach to safety

- Good interpersonal skills

Desirable

- Experience in the operation of plant handling radioactive materials, including procedural and safety requirements

Special requirements:

- You will be required to work in Beryllium and Radiation controlled areas. All necessary training and registration for this will be provided by the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

- The working hours are 8.15 to 16.30, Monday to Friday. However, as JET experimental tritium campaigns are staffed in 24/7 shifts, you must be prepared to work shifts

Selection Method(s):

As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

Notes:

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role, please discuss with the hiring manager or HR if you have any concerns.

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