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. Engineering at Diamond enables our scientists to use synchrotron light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.
At Diamond we are currently planning a major upgrade of the facility, known as Diamond-II. Diamond-II will combine a new machine and new beamlines with a comprehensive series of upgrades to optics, detectors, sample environments, sample delivery capabilities and computing, which will ultimately generate an even more brilliant light source at a higher energy.
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 the development of beamlines, many of which are supporting research in life science including work directly related to COVID-19, as well as making a significant contribution to the Diamond-II upgrade.
You will play a critical role in working collaboratively with scientists, technicians and other engineers, leading a small team of Engineering designers.
You 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.
You will have experience in designing systems that operate under challenging conditions such as Ultra High Vacuum and cryogenic temperatures.
You will display 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 experienced in managing 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.
Good communication skills are critical, with the ability to discuss ideas, present possible solutions, debate and collaborate at all stages of the projects.
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. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.
Diamond is a thriving international organisation, attracting a diverse range of talented individuals from around the world. Our staff currently comprises 44 nationalities and we welcome applications from everyone interested in joining us.
The initial closing date will be 3rd October, however, applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.
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 44 different nationalities. Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (77% men and 23% women as at March 2021). 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.