CAE / Engineering Systems Administrator

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £26,399 to £31,058 per annum (Discretionary range to £35,716)
Closing Date: 12/04/2020
Ref No: 10376

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to ensure an excellent work/life balance including 25 days’ annual leave, 13 days statutory and company holidays, flexible working hours, an onsite nursery and restaurant, an excellent pension scheme, and social and sporting activities.

About the Role

We now have an excellent opportunity for a CAE Systems Administrator to contribute to the continued development of engineering design systems through providing, maintaining and developing hardware and software tools.

You will join Diamond at a time of growth and development in a challenging but rewarding role, with an opportunity to further develop your technical skills and progress your career. Diamond is currently planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II, which will generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy, and this role will play a part in the upgrade.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Providing technical support for all CAE Systems in both 2D and 3D disciplines including ongoing systems development and upgrades.;
  • Day-to-day CAD data management and support within PTC CREO, Autodesk, Windchill & Zuken environments;
  • Playing a key role in training setup with involvement in application evaluation and testing for future upgrades;
  • Maintaining and ensuring effective running of mechanical and electrical applications and databases;
  • Providing end user support and new design staff system introductions for PTC & Autodesk Products;
  • Assisting with completion of system hardware and software upgrades and new system configurations and implementations.

The role will require you to work closely with Engineering Design staff, which is made up of Mechanical, Electrical and Project Engineers, Designers and other staff involved with CAD/CAE applications.

About You

This role may suit somebody from a Systems Engineering, Mechatronics or IT background, with a strong desire to learn and develop.

You will hold a degree in a CAE related discipline or demonstrate equivalent experience.

You will have experience of providing daily technical support in an engineering environment, along with experience of developing software and hardware tools.

You will demonstrate excellent IT skills including Microsoft Windows, Windows Server and Microsoft Office 2010/2016.

Working knowledge of CAD processes and data management will be beneficial, as will an understanding of CAD integration with embedded applications.

Any exposure to PTC CREO, PTC PDMLink and AutoCAD FEA (Ansys)/ CAM/3D Printing is desirable.

You will display strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.

Other information

Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women.

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

This role does not meet the required skill level for a Tier 2 work visa and therefore we would be unable to sponsor individuals due to the current Home Office rules. To be appointed to the role, candidates will need to have the right to work in the UK without sponsorship from us.

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