Systems Engineer

Oxford, Oxfordshire
17 Oct 2016
06 Nov 2016
Design, Systems
Energy, Nuclear
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer

Job Ref: 1609
Job type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Culham, Oxfordshire
Salary: £44192-£49400 Inc. MPP pa dependent on experience plus industry leading benefits including an outstanding pension scheme
Closing date: 6th November 2016

Do you want to help shape the future of the world`s energy? Nuclear fusion, the process that powers The Sun, can play a big part in our carbon-free energy future. The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is part of the UK Atomic Energy Authority and is one of the world`s leading fusion research laboratories. Our scientists and engineers are working with partners around the globe to develop fusion as a new source of clean energy for tomorrow`s power stations.

We are seeking an experienced systems engineer to join our System Integration Section team to perform Systems Engineering and Concept Development & Evaluation across a variety of projects at CCFE and in collaboration with other EU Fusion Partners.

You will be involved with the development and management of the design & realisation of complex systems. You are typically responsible for the formulation, implementation and often management (within a project) of systems engineering tools, processes and data that govern the technical work of system development. 

The main responsibilities of the role will include:
-Leading the technical development of a system from project initiation to entry-into-service
- Researching, capturing, developing and managing requirements and verification information from all levels of the V diagram
- Undertaking system architecture studies to identify preferred & optimal candidate solutions, taking into account design trade-offs between subsystems, new technology opportunities & risks, requirements, and project cost & time constraints
- Identifying and managing the development of plant, system and subsystem interfaces
- Undertaking system-level failure analyses to improve product reliability & safety, and inform technical risk management
- Developing and maintaining the functional and physical architectures / definitions of systems

Knowledge skills and experience
-A relevant degree or equivalent
- Extensive experience of systems engineering
- A track record of working in multi-disciplinary teams, developing complex systems
- Able to quickly grasp the basics of an engineering concept and explore wider implications
- Excellent communication and problem solving skills
- Demonstrable experience of taking a leading role in teams engaged in an engineering development activity
- Experience of interacting with experts across a range of engineering disciplines e.g. mechanical, nuclear, electrical, software, Integrated Logistic Support (ILS), Human Factors (HF), control and analysis

Please download the application pack for further information which is found by clicking the apply button.

The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.