Mechanical Design Engineer
Salary: £31,931 - £34,709 or £39,748 - £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist Allowance of up to £5,000 per annum is also available for this role.
Contract Type: Permanent Position
Hours: Full time
Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire
Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Promote sustainability and create new materials. Alongside world-leading scientists and technologists, shape projects that improve lives in the UK and far beyond.
Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you're equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.
Discover the science your skills can enable by bringing your engineering experience to our Central Laser Facility. The facility is one of the world's leading laser centres, providing scientists mainly from the UK and continental Europe with access to an unparalleled range of pioneering laser technology.
As a Mechanical Design Engineer at this facility, depending on your experience, you will be responsible for either supporting or leading the design of the following:
Vacuum systems and hardware used in high vacuum
High purity gas systems and gas infrastructure
Motion systems for large optics
Chambers and structures.We are looking for someone with:
A HNC or HND, or equivalent degree (BEng in mechanical engineering) along with experience working in an engineering field
Experience working in a mechanical engineering or multi-disciplinary engineering environment
To be considered for the higher salary, you should have a MEng in mechanical engineering along with extensive experience working in an engineering field & evidence of responsibility such as budgets, management, risk and safety.What we offer
We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:
30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days)
Flexible working hours
An excellent defined average salary pension scheme
Employee shopping/travel discounts
Excellent learning and development opportunities
Visa Sponsorship for candidates applying outside of the UK.
Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance!
UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.
We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.
What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.
For full details on the role, please visit our careers site https://(url removed)/UKRI-careers/jobs/mechanical-design-engineer-2086. Please submit an application including your CV and a Cover Letter that clearly showcases how your skills and experience align to the requirements of the role. If you experience any difficulties with applying online, please contact us on or call us on (phone number removed).
Closing Date: 24th July 2022
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