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Electrical Engineer

tokamak-energy · 30+ days ago
Milton, Abingdon, United Kingdom
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The successful candidate will be part of the Electrical Systems team. The team is responsible for the design, installation, commissioning and operation of all DC and pulsed power supplies as well as the installation and commissioning of the power distribution, controls, diagnostics and safety systems for ST40 and future tokamak projects.

The Electrical Engineer will work to support the operation of toroidal and poloidal field coil power supplies on ST40, and associated plant, including gas and vacuum systems, auxiliary heating, and diagnostics. They will also be involved in the specification and design of future power systems and associated electrical infrastructure for ST40 and other tokamak and magnet projects. The Electrical Engineer will also support the business with the application of the electrical safety policy. Within operations, the successful candidate will be trained to fulfil roles including Power Supply Engineer and ST40 Operator.

Requirements

Responsibilities

  • Specify, design and commission electrical and electronic systems
  • Support the development and application of electrical safety policy and safe working practice
  • Author design documentation, as well as commissioning and operating manuals
  • Author risk assessments and installation method statements for projects
  • Liaise with engineers and scientists responsible for systems including cooling, vacuum, gas, diagnostics and controls on ST40 and other tokamak and magnet programmes
  • Fulfil the operational roles of ST40 Power Supply Engineer and ST40 Operator
  • Internally the post holder will work with the Head of Electrical Systems, and other engineers working within the Company
  • Externally the post holder will be responsible for the management of electrical and electronic engineering manufacturing contracts, and will therefore liaise with manufacturers and component suppliers

Requirements

Essential

  • A degree-level qualification or equivalent experience in electrical or electronic engineering
  • Experience in the development and application of electrical safety policy and safe working practice (possibly as an Authorised or Senior Authorised Person)
  • Ability to author, edit and interpret electrical drawings using AutoCAD or equivalent
  • Experience in the design, specification, commissioning and operation of industrial electrical and electronic systems
  • Experience with mains power distribution
  • Knowledge and understanding of the application of BS 7671
  • Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision as well as in a team
  • Good decision-making, problem-solving, planning and organisational skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills

Desirable

  • Experience in the design, specification, commissioning, and operation of power electronic converters
  • Experience of power electronics simulation in PLECS or equivalent
  • Experience of mechanical design, fabrication and assembly
  • Familiarity with PLCs and fieldbus communication
  • Experience of high-power busbar design
  • Familiarity with Functional Safety Systems
  • Understanding of power distribution, including power network modelling and analysis
  • Experience of thermal and magnetic analysis of room-temperature and superconducting coils

Benefits

Benefits & Culture

  • Salary dependent on skills and experience and will be discussed from the outset
  • 28 days (inclusive of festive break) holiday plus bank holidays
  • Eligible for discretionary performance related bonus
  • Share options scheme
  • Pension scheme
  • Financial benefits – including; group life insurance, critical illness, health cash plan and discount scheme  
  • Innovation and Merit bonuses
  • Investment in training and development to support career progression
  • Opportunity to work on and contribute to world class innovation

Hazard-specific / Safety-critical duties

  • Working at height (ladders, scissor lifts, cherry pickers & scaffolding)
  • Occasional night working (11pm-6am)
  • Working with ionising radiation
  • Working with electricity (LV & HV) (training will be given as required)
  • Working with or in the vicinity of equipment that produces high magnetic fields
  • Working with materials that are managed under the control substances hazardous to health of regulations (COSHH)
  • Travel outside of Europe or North America on company business

About Us

What if there was a limitless, safe, clean, low-cost energy source, providing much needed global energy security? What if that energy source could also help reduce climate change? We believe that’s fusion energy. Tokamak Energy is a leading global commercial fusion energy company based near Oxford, UK. We have an unrivalled track record designing and operating spherical tokamaks; the optimal route to commercial fusion energy.

In addition to fusion energy, Tokamak Energy is recognised as the leader in High Temperature Superconductor (HTS) magnet, design, numerical modelling, and prototyping. Our dedicated HTS magnet team, in collaboration with key manufacturing partners, is focussed on becoming the leading supplier of HTS magnets to multiple markets.

The company, founded in 2009 as a spin-off from the UK’s Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, currently employs a growing team of over 250 people with experts from the UK and around the world. It combines world leading scientific, engineering, industrial and commercial capabilities. The company has 70 families of patent applications and has raised $250 million, comprising $200m from private investors and $50m from the UK and US governments. Our US subsidiary, Tokamak Energy Inc, was established in 2019.

Come and be a part of a dynamic and innovative team who are striving to provide a solution to one of humanity’s greatest challenges: clean and sustainable energy for all.

Important information

Please note that any personal data submitted to Tokamak Energy will be processed in accordance with the GDPR and related UK data protection legislation.

If you do not meet all the listed criteria for this position, we would still welcome your application.

Entry into employment with Tokamak Energy and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit and the application of criteria which are related to the duties of each post and the relevant salary structure. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration.

No applicant or member of staff shall be discriminated against because of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Last updated on Dec 4, 2023

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