Process Engineers/Scientists (Tritium Plant)
Job Title: Process Engineers/Scientists (Tritium Plant)
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £29,597 - £43,834 pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 14th January 2018
Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers the Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (the research arm of the UK Atomic Energy Authority), is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. In addition, UKAEA is also growing a major fusion technology programme, focussing on major challenges facing future fusion power stations:
-Robotic maintenance at the Remote Application in Challenging Environments (RACE) facility
-Materials testing at the Materials Research Facility (MRF).
In addition, £86m has recently been secured for UKAEA to build two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation, further cementing UKAEA leading role in this transformative new energy technology.
We are looking for engineers or scientists 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.
PLEASE NOTE WE WELCOME APPLICATIONS ACROSS 2 LEVELS AND HAVE ATTACHED APPLICATION PACKS FOR BOTH, THE LEVEL IS DETERMINED BY SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE AGAINST THE CRITERIA WITHIN THE JOB DESCRIPTIONS. THE LEVEL 4 ROLE ATTRACTS A SALARY RANGE OF £29,597 -£33,633 AND THE LEVEL 5 ATTRACTS A SALARY OF £38,574 TO £43,834.
Knowledge skills and experience
- 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
- Experience in the operation of plant handling radioactive materials, including procedural and safety 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
-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.
-This vacancy may close earlier than the date stated above if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.