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Mechanical Design Engineer – Particle Accelerators

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We currently have a fantastic opportunity for a mechanical design engineer to lead the engineering projects on our ISIS Muon and Neutron Source accelerator equipment! This role will involve working on both our existing accelerator and the potential next version, ISIS-II, which will be an all-new large-scale accelerator facility that is currently in the design concept stages.

Joining us as a mechanical design engineer, your main responsibilities will include:

  • Full lifecycle engineering from concept to commissioning of one-off components and larger, sophisticated systems.
  • Carrying out mechanical engineering calculations and analysis with precision tolerances.
  • Project management, including coordinating the activities of various different technical teams to achieve the required end goal.
  • Producing mechanical designs and detailed drawings using 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design.

We are looking for someone with:

  • An engineering qualification, or equivalent experience, with knowledge of fundamental mechanical engineering principles.
  • Experience in a mechanical design environment.
  • Experience in performing engineering calculations and simulations.
  • Experience in particle accelerators or related fields, such as working with charged particle beams, steering and focusing magnets or accelerating cavities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, particularly within collaborating, negotiating, networking and team building.

What we can offer:

Our employees are integral to our organisation, so we have put benefits in place to ensure people feel valued and supported during their employment with us. Alongside flexible working arrangements and a generous annual leave allowance, we offer all of our employees access to excellent learning and development courses, a defined pension scheme and a 24/7 employee assistance programme.

Get to know us:

The ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. Through the use of a proton accelerator and a high power target facility, we produce beams of neutrons and muons that allow scientists to study materials at the atomic level using a suite of instruments, often described as ‘super-microscopes’. It supports a national and international community of more than 2000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology.

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity & Disability Confident Employer.

Closing Date: 12th December 2021

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