Electrical Design Engineer

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 21/07/2019
Ref No: 10213

Diamond Light Source is a world class science institute providing X-ray beams of exceptional brightness for use by scientists to probe the atomic building blocks of physical and biological matter. The Engineering Group plays a key role in the design and construction of the electron accelerators and the beamlines that transport the light from the electron accelerator to the scientific sample. The accelerators comprise normal and super-conducting magnets and Radio Frequency cavities to energise the electron beam. The beamlines are made up of optical elements and sample environments that employ sub-micron, multi-axis, precision motion systems operating in Ultra High Vacuum environments and often at cryogenic temperatures.

We are seeking Electrical Designers to work on the detailed design of solutions to meet the scientific challenges we face.

You should have a HND or Degree and experience in designing in some of the following areas;

  • Electrical Rack design;
  • Precision motion control using stepper motors and piezo actuators;
  • Vacuum control systems;
  • Safety circuits;
  • Low Voltage systems;
  • Programmable logic controllers;
  • Distributed I/O;
  • Pneumatic controls.

Competence in using AUTOCAD or ZUKEN E3 would be desirable.

You should have the ability to communicate effectively, show initiative and have lots of enthusiasm.

We work in a friendly, collaborative environment with opportunities for training and career development. We also offer flexible working hours.

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 the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.

To apply for this job please visit vacancies.diamond.ac.uk.