Mechanical Design Engineer

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Division: Technical
Salary range (Full Time):
£33,297 to £39,172 per annum (Discretionary range to £45,048)
Closing Date: 28/11/2018
Ref No: 10078

Mechanical Design Engineer

The Beamline Systems Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of the Beamlines that transport light from the electron accelerator to the scientific sample. The Beamlines consist 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 a self-motivated Mechanical Design Engineer to join the Beamline Systems Engineering team in the development of innovative equipment that enables World Class Scientific Research to take place at Diamond.

The successful candidate should have a background in designing complex mechanisms and structures ranging from small devices with nanometer resolution to much larger fabricated structures; as well as skills and experience in some or all of the following:

  • 3D and 2D CAD particularly CREO and AUTOCAD;
  • Design of precision mechanisms;
  • Design Ultra High Vacuum vessels;
  • Design of Systems operating at Cryogenic temperatures;
  • Design for and Use of Additive manufacturing;
  • Design of high stiffness low vibration structures;
  • Use of novel materials.

If you have an Honours degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline and suitable experience, enjoy interaction with leading scientists, an excellent grasp of engineering principles and an interest in mechatronic systems this vacancy will be of interest to you.

Other information

Where appropriate for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities (e.g. for fixed-term contract positions).

Diamond are members of the Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion and we have achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One. Women are underrepresented and so 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.

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