Senior Magnet Design Engineer

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    Abingdon, Oxfordshire

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    £55000 - £70000 per annum + + industry leading benefits

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    Sam Bason

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    2 months ago

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Senior Magnet Design Engineer

  • Fusion Energy; Research; Technology; Alternative Energy

  • Magnet concept design; Material characteristics; Complex high technology projects

  • Abingdon, Oxfordshire

  • £55,000 - £70,000 + industry leading benefits

By 2050, the planet could be using twice as much electricity compared to today. Are you interested in contributing and helping to shape the future of the world's energy? If so, read on.

We are at the forefront of realising energy from fusion, working with industry and research partners to deliver the ground-breaking developments that will underpin tomorrow's fusion power stations with the aim of bringing fusion electricity to the grid.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking to recruit an innovative and experienced Senior Magnet Design Engineer to support in the development of a magnet design capability for the Spherical Tokamak for Energy Production (STEP).

You will lead a multidisciplinary team to deliver complex and highly technical projects and you must have a good understanding of material characteristics at cryogenic temperature and cryogenic cooling. This is a perfect opportunity for a strategic magnet designer to contribute in paving the way to future commercial energy plants, working with a range of internal and external stakeholders.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Leading in the development of superconducting magnet concept design

  • Lead the definition of magnet related technology projects that support the concept design development

  • Develop engineering plans to meet the programme and deliver to performance, time, cost and quality criteria

  • Collaborate across the STEP product areas to develop an integrated fusion reactor design

  • Lead on communication of magnet design progress through reviews and regular communication to the STEP Product Delivery team leaders.

Essential skills, experience and competence required

  • Strong background in the design, development, testing and manufacture of superconducting magnet systems including development of conceptual designs

  • Good understanding of material characteristics at cryogenic temperature and cryogenic cooling

  • Experience of leading multidisciplinary teams to successfully deliver complex high technology projects, as well as the development of engineers with no experience of magnet design

  • Ability to use a range of engineering analysis tools for magnet system design and guide others in their use

  • Experience in the preparation of bids, proposals and technical management of subcontracted work

  • Demonstrable experience collaborating with a range of key stakeholders

  • Good understanding of modern standards for Quality Assurance, Safety and Health and the Environment

A unique opportunity to contribute to shaping the future of the world's energy - apply now to find out more