The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.
STFC’s ISIS facility uses a particle accelerator to produce neutrons and muons which are used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs cutting edge research into the structure and properties of materials at an atomic and molecular level.
About The Role
We now have a new opportunity for an Operations Manager within the ISIS Accelerator Division to manage the ISIS shift crew. This will include organising shift patterns and safety, managing work packages, supporting the development and continued maintenance of a staff training program, providing an effective interface between Crew members and other ISIS staff, and ensuring a consistent approach to the use of e-log book, databases and various other working practices.
The role will also involve reviewing the operation of new and upgraded beam lines, ensuring that new equipment, information and updates for faults are fed efficiently into the First Line Diagnosis software, and ensuring that ISIS Operating Instructions, Operations Notes, Safety Instructions and IRR99 Local Rules remain up-to-date and fit for purpose.
Further responsibilities will include:
• Liaising with the Accelerator Operations Group Leader to ensure that duties dovetail with the overall aims of machine operations.
• Deputising for the Accelerator Operations Group Leader as necessary.
• Management of the ISIS Operating Procedure Instructions for the Crew.
The role requires some ‘on call’ participation, occasional out of hours work, and the requirement to become a classified radiation worker.
Suitable candidates will be educated to degree or post graduate level in electrical engineering or another engineering discipline, however candidates that can demonstrate significant relevant experience will also be considered.
You will be experienced in the operation of a large scale accelerator or similar facility with working knowledge of the hazards associated with a large facility, especially those arising from ionising/non-ionising radiation, high voltages/currents and magnetic fields.
You will be an experienced manager, with experience of training and developing staff. You will be willing to learn and share operational experience and technical expertise.
You will be self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.