Graduate Electrical Design Engineer / Electrical Design Engineer

    Graduate Electrical Design Engineer / Electrical Design Engineer

    Harwell Campus, Oxfordshire

    £26,399 - £31,058 / £33,963 - £39,955 per annum

    Full time / Flexible hours considered.

    Reference: 10978

    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. 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.

    About the Role

    We now have an opportunity for an Electrical Design Engineer to join our Engineering team to provide electrical engineering design support to the technical systems of the Diamond facility.

    The Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of the Accelerators and Beamlines that generate and transport light to the scientific samples.

    Further responsibilities will include:

    Assisting / producing electrical system designs for a variety of projects including, precision positioning controls for optical systems, vacuum control systems, machinery controls, safety circuits and LV systems.
    Developing skills in / using electrical CAD software and Auto CAD to produce schematics, hook-ups, and other electrical design documentation.
    Assisting in / carrying out procurement of equipment through commercial suppliers.
    Maintaining and updating engineering drawings and documentation on projects.
    Developing your awareness of relevant British, European International and company standards and understand the implications on design.
    As the Electrical Design Engineer, you will additionally be responsible for;

    Developing and applying expertise in technologies such as programmable logic controllers, motion controls, distributed I/O, instrumentation, and pneumatic controls.
    Producing high quality detailed electrical drawings.
    Contributing to design reviews and system verification and validation.
    Successful applicants will be considered at either Graduate or Design Engineer level, depending on the strength of your skills, experience and qualifications.

    About You

    Suitable candidates will have a degree in an Engineering Discipline with an electrical bias.

    You will also demonstrate the following skills:

    Ability to produce designs and specifications to appropriate standards, e.g. electrical diagrams, parts lists and schedules.
    Good understanding of Electrical engineering fundamentals.
    Grasp of essential health and safety context for all work.
    Regulatory / safety awareness.
    Basic electrical safety awareness.
    To be considered at the Design Engineer level you will be an experienced electrical engineer with experience of working within a QA system, and of design, manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of systems. You will also demonstrate understanding of control systems and electrical designs, with good working knowledge of AutoCAD system.

    You will also demonstrate design ability in at least one of the following area’s:

    Electrical Rack design.
    Precision motion control systems using stepper, servo, DC motors and piezo actuators.
    Vacuum control systems.
    Safety circuits for personnel and machinery.
    Low Voltage systems.
    Programmable logic controllers.
    Distributed I/O.
    Pneumatic control systems.

    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.

    To Apply

    Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

    The initial closing date for applications is 12th February 2023.

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