Senior Magnet Design Engineer
Culham Centre for Fusion Energy
Culham, Oxfordshire
18h ago

Are you a senior magnet design engineer looking for your next challenge?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority seeks applications from world-class engineers to help accelerate the commercialisation of fusion energy.

You will be an experienced superconducting magnet designer and will be responsible for developing a magnet design capability within the engineering design unit (EDU) of the Central Engineering Department.

The scope of work will include supporting ongoing facilities (Joint European Torus (JET) and MAST-Upgrade), major programmes (EUROfusion, STEP) and the design of new world-leading, innovative facilities in support of these projects.

You will gain a wealth of exposure due to the support received from skilled engineering and technical resources from across the organisation.

These projects embody our mission to develop nuclear fusion as a source of abundant, safe and low-carbon energy, with the aim of commercialising fusion energy.

As a senior magnet design engineer, you will play a critical role in meeting these objectives.

To succeed in this role, you will be required to :

  • From a blank sheet, create, develop and manage UKAEA s superconducting magnet design capability.
  • Lead in superconducting magnet design, fabrication, and testing by performing investigations using expertise in mechanical design, finite element analysis, fluid mechanics, and electromagnetics.
  • In partnership with the Work Package Manager, develop engineering execution plans and deliver activities to cost and schedule, with budgetary responsibility for the development work.
  • Collaborate with UKAEA cryogenics subject matter experts to ensure effective designs.
  • Direct and oversee a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and analysts in the production of superconducting magnet designs and analysis.
  • Help to develop and mentor less experienced engineers and technologists in superconducting magnet systems.
  • Collaborate with UK Universities, external consultancies and suppliers to produce feasible UK-based solutions.
  • At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice.

    UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

    The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK s MAST-U fusion energy experiment.

    UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research.

    Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built.

    The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

    For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link :

    For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

    Knowledge skills and experience

    Essential-BEng or BSc in scientific or engineering discipline.

  • Full Member of a recognised professional Institution
  • Strong background in the design and manufacture of superconducting magnets.
  • Understanding of cryogenics
  • Ability to use a range of Engineering analysis and modelling tools
  • Leadership of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experienced in the preparation of bids and proposals.
  • Desirable-Development of non-magnet engineers and communication of knowledge

  • Development of graduates and / or apprentices
  • Special requirements : Selection Methods and Notes :

  • As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
  • Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
  • Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
  • The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working / job share / home working).
  • Flexible working may be available with this role.

  • Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
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