Mechanical Engineer / Manufacturing Engineer - Tokamaks

13 Sep 2016
11 Oct 2016
Alanna Doyle
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon (OX14)

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

Our Client

Our Client aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors.

The company was originally established in 2009 to design and develop small Spherical Tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then, the strategy has evolved to prioritise building a pilot plant to exceed fusion energy breakeven.

Person and Job Specification

Our Client is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to work in a small design team. The role requires the design of mechanical structures typically involved in ultra-high vacuum vessels, magnet coil design and structural support systems. The role requires a self-sufficient engineer who can design from first principles where required. There is a requirement to use Ansys software to provide backing to mechanical design in high load structures. A good understanding of design for manufacture with a manufacturing background is preferred.

Duties will include

  • Use of FEA ANSYS software
  • Design of structural support systems
  • Design of jigs and fixtures
  • Magnet coil design
  • Vacuum chamber design
  • Low temperature feed through and chamber design
  • Developing and writing assembly procedures
  • Specifying material requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers
  • Maintaining data base records of designs and calculations
  • Liaising with drawing office and other engineers

  • Contacts and Communication

  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Use of Microsoft Office

  • Personal Skills and Attributes

  • Used to working in a small design team
  • Used to working to tight deadlines




  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering

  • Desirable:

  • Manufacturing Engineering qualification

  • Knowledge and Experience:


  • Vacuum vessel design
  • Structural design and analysis

  • Desirable:

  • Magnet design using copper and low temperature superconductors
  • DFM
  • Project management experience
  • Drawing using Solid Edge

  • Team Work Skills

  • Experience of working in a design team

  • Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

    Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer, Project Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Mechanical Design Improvement Engineer, Design Improvement Engineer, Design Technician, Mechanical Technician, Mechanical Design Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Vacuum Vessel Design, Structural Engineering Design, Magnet Design Engineer

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