A vacancy exists for an experienced plant engineer to improve cooling-water systems on the world-leading ISIS spallation neutron source at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire. ISIS supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists for research into subjects ranging from clean energy and the environment, pharmaceuticals and health care, through to nanotechnology, materials engineering and IT. But ISIS also depends very much upon the efficient operation of a variety of water systems to cool the complex multi-megawatt electrical, mechanical, RF and vacuum equipment that make up the particle accelerator and target systems that generate the neutrons. ISIS has been operating for more than 25 years, and so it is timely to thoroughly re-examine the existing water systems (e.g. in terms of temperatures, flow rates, pressures, electrical conductivity and pH), propose improvements, and implement and commission the resultant upgraded water systems.
The position will be working in the ISIS Design Division, based at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.
LIST OF DUTIES / WORK PROGRAMME / RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties will include:
Responsibility for the design of major upgrade water plant within ISIS Managing tendering, procurement and delivery of approved designs Project management to the STFC and ISIS approved methodologies
CONTACTS AND COMMUNICATION
You will deal directly with the following internal stakeholders:
Fellow multi-discipline Design Division Engineers ISIS scientific staff ISIS operation and installation staff STFC building projects staff STFC procurement and contracts staff
You will deal with the following external stakeholders:
UK and international collaboration institutes
PERSONAL SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Good written and oral communication skills with staff at all levels Good organised approach to complex problems Strong self-motivation Comfortable working as a team or independently Focused on delivering working, high quality solutions to meet the project objectives