Senior Mechanical Project Engineer

Website DiamondLightSou Diamond Light Source

Business Area: Technical/Engineering
Full Time Salary: £43,790 to £51,517 per annum (Discretionary range to £59,245)
Post Type: Full time / Permanent
Closing Date: 07/03/2021
Ref No: 10496

Are you looking for a change and want to help tackle some of the big issues challenging us today?

Reducing the cost of the next generation of batteries?

Better diagnosis for brain cancer?

Supporting research around COVID-19?

As an Engineer at Diamond you could have a critical role working with leading scientists to tackle some of these big issues?

About Us
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 support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities.

About the Role
We now have an opportunity for an experienced Senior Mechanical project Engineer to join our team developing state of the art facilities to deliver ground breaking scientific research.

This role is to work on development of beamlines, many of which are supporting research in life science including work directly related to COVID-19.

You will play a critical role in working collaboratively with scientists, technicians and other engineers, leading a small team of Engineering designers.

Diamond is planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II, which will generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy. This role will play a significant part in contributing to the upgrade.

About You
Candidates should have substantial experience in the delivery of unique complex scientific equipment including developing specifications, concept designs, taking detailed designs through to manufacture, testing, installation and commissioning.

Good communication skills is critical and the ability to discuss ideas, present possible solutions, debate and collaborate at all stages of the projects is essential.

You will have experience in designing systems that operate under challenging conditions such as Ultra High Vacuum and cryogenic temperatures.

You will display the excellent knowledge of engineering drawings and 3D modelling systems and familiar with modern manufacturing methods including additive manufacturing techniques

You will be confident in doing design risk assessments and understand the requirements of such directives as the Machinery Directive.

You will be expected to manage projects and be used to manage all stages of the project including contract supervision and tendering

You will be educated to degree level or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or related subject

Want to know more?

If you are interested have a look at some of the work we are doing by going to Diamond.ac.uk. If you are unsure if you are suitable or want to chat please contact: recruitment@diamond.ac.uk

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.

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