Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour isn’t possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. At the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossible. Our engineers have the freedom to choose their own solution, and the responsibility to take it to completion.
The Project Engineering Group is part of the Applied Science Division based at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (STFC) Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL) near Oxford.
About the role
The Project Engineering Group has a broad range of challenging projects within the experimental facilities that STFC operates and hosts including Diamond Light Source, ISIS, CERN, Central Laser Facility, Particle Physics Department and RAL Space.
The Group is responsible for the project management, design, manufacture, procurement, assembly, installation, integration, and commissioning of complex mechanical systems in support of these national and international scientific research projects.
We require experienced Mechanical Design and Project Engineers to make an immediate impact and complement the existing team of Engineers currently working on these projects.
These roles will require you to work closely with in-house and external engineers and scientists to understand their requirements and transform their ideas into engineered solutions.
Further responsibilities will include:
• Managing a range of projects through their complete life cycle by producing and monitoring project and resource plans, and associated budgets, through to project delivery. • Organising technical meetings and reviews, and maintaining associated documentation to meet the requirements of the group Quality Management System. • Producing creative and innovative designs and concepts through the use of 2D & 3D CAD systems. • Producing / supervising the use of FEA analyses/calculations to validate designs. • Producing designs, drawings and specifications to enable manufacture / procurement of manufactured items and bought out components.
UK and overseas travel will be required, including occasional overnight stays.
To join us you will need to have experience of managing resources, presenting ideas to customers and be skilled in the writing of technical papers and reports. A degree in mechanical engineering (or equivalent), and experience in the specification and procurement of engineering systems is essential.
You will need to work closely with in-house and external engineers and scientists to understand their requirements and transform their ideas into engineered solutions.
Take a lead role in the delivery of a range of projects.
Manage projects through their complete life cycle by producing and monitoring project and resource plans, and associated budgets.
Organise technical meetings/reviews and maintain associated documentation to meet the requirements of the group Quality Management System.
Produce creative and innovative designs and concepts through the use of 2D & 3D CAD systems.
Produce or supervise the use of FEA analyses/calculations to validate designs.
Produce designs, drawings and specifications to enable manufacture/procurement of manufactured items and bought out components.
Contacts and Communication
Liaison with customers and staff at all levels including engineers, scientists and technicians.
Personal Skills and Attributes
Ability to think creatively, to seek and drive change and continuous improvement.
Very high level of drive, enthusiasm and focus on the achievement of goals.
Ability to utilise organisational systems effectively.
Advanced oral and written communication skills.
The ability to produce high quality reports and presentations.
Ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
Have an appreciation of engineering in the wider context of society.
Successful applicants will be appointed at either Band D or Band E of STFC’s staffing hierarchy, depending on the strength of your skills, experience and qualifications.
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