The Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is the UK’s provider of large scale inter-disciplinary research infrastructures and their supporting technologies, which enable UK researchers to investigate the world we live in and understand the building blocks of the universe. Our Harwell Science & Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire is home to world-leading science including the ISIS neutron source, Central Laser Facility, Diamond Light Source, space and high performance computing and technology.
Sensor and Electronics Systems Engineer
Harwell Oxford Campus, Chilton, Oxon
£42,769 to £47,521 per annum (depending on experience)
The Imaging Systems Division within RAL Space is undergoing a period of expansion having recently delivered optical cameras to the International Space Station and a series of high profile NASA solar observatories. Due to our increasing portfolio, we are now seeking to recruit an additional and experienced sensor/electronics systems engineer to work on a wide diversity of instrumentation for our current and future space science, Earth observation and ground-based astronomy programmes. RAL Space has a long standing heritage of excellence in Space flight going back over 50 years and a proven track record in contributing to more than 200 instruments in space.
About the role
The post holder will work within RAL Space Imaging Systems Division which consists of 25 optical and electronics design and production engineers working on a variety of space and ground-based programmes. He/she will be an experienced sensor/electronics systems engineer with experience in sensors, electronics, system design, analytical analysis, modelling and leading studies for new instrument proposals and conceptual designs. Key to this will be taking project requirements, understanding performance drivers, proposing system-level solutions, undertaking trade studies of alternative solutions and identifying work required to progress forward. The most important duties will be to take a lead and manage specific project Systems Engineering studies, prepare, present and debate proposals as appropriate, prepare and defend costings, and manage projects/staff as appropriate. In addition, the post holder will be expected to be proactive in seeking new opportunities, multi-task across programmes and work closely with Project Managers, specialist design engineers, Group Leaders and the Division Head as appropriate.
Good communication & presentational skills are absolutely essential, along with a first degree in physics, applied physics, electronics, or closely relevant discipline, and a good working knowledge of sensors, electronics and electronics systems (A minimum of a 2:1 degree is desirable). The post holder must be able to operate at an international level and have proven experience and track-record.
In return for your talents, we offer a competitive benefits package including 30 days annual leave, an excellent index linked pension scheme and learning and development opportunities.
Applications are handled by UKSBS Shared Services Centre; to apply please visit our job board at http://www.topcareer.jobs/. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on 01793 867000. Please quote reference number IRC129473.
Closing Date: 16th March 2014.