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Senior Mechancial Project Engineer (ID Group)

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About Us Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology. Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

About the Role

Insertion Devices (IDs) are permanent magnet arrays which form the main light generators in the facility. They combine high precision assembly techniques with robust structures and precision motion not unlike large machine tools.

A senior mechanical project engineer reports to the head of the ID group and leads a small engineering team in the design, build and testing of IDs. The successful candidate will have an established record in high precision engineering showing technical leadership in mechanical design, finite element analysis, project management and be committed to health and safety best practice and familiar with the Machinery Directive.

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