Technical Manager – Accelerator Engineering

Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

  • London & South East England
  • £48,877.00 - £54,308.00
  • Academic - PhD/MSc

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Technical Manager – Accelerator Engineering
Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire
£48,877 - £54,308 per annum - dependent upon qualifications and experience
Full Time/Permanent
Excellent opportunity for a talented Technical Manager to work in a leading science environment offering exceptional employee benefits.
About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest multi-disciplinary research organisations. ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is based at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire and is a world-leading centre for research in the physical and life sciences. It is owned and operated by the STFC. 
Through the use of a proton accelerator and a high power target facility, ISIS Neutron and Muon Source produces 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 2​000 scientists who use neutrons and muons for research in physics, chemistry, materials science, geology, engineering, and biology. 
STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); an organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
About The Role
We now have an exciting opportunity at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source for an experienced Technical Manager to lead a multi-disciplined team of 10+ people, consisting of Mechanical Installation and maintenance, Ancillary Plant and multi-disciplined Technicians. The team has responsibility for the installation, commissioning and ongoing maintenance and repair of all the mechanical systems and equipment relating to the ISIS particle accelerator.
You will be responsible for leading and overseeing the maintenance work of the team, ensuring that all of the mechanical systems and equipment related to the accelerator (and other areas of ISIS) are maintained to be fully operational and minimise ISIS downtime.
Further responsibilities will include:
  • Contributing in the planning and co-ordination of the facility’s maintenance and shutdown programs
  • Supervising the work of the Group’s Mechanical maintenance program ensuring all work is carried out safely and with regard to the operational programs
  • Management of the CMMS for the group ensuring all assets and work requests are managed effectively and efficiently
  • Responsibility for the legionella risk across ISIS and the water safety plan, keep documentation up to date with legislation and ensure proper training is maintained.
  • Progress the implementation of the group’s obsolescence work programs and sustainability strategy with the Group leader — to include vacuum and ancillary plant systems.
About You
You will have an HND or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering along with experience working on Accelerators or similar facilities.
You will have proven successful management and installation of projects or programs, and successful leadership of a group of staff is essential. You should also have successfully completed (or be willing to complete) both leadership/management training as well as relevant safety training.
You will demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a highly organised approach to work, be self-motivated, innovative and inquisitive, with an ability to multi-task and prioritise against a heavy workload and achieve demanding targets.
STFC offers a benefits package designed to provide an excellent work/life balance including 30 days’ annual leave, flexible working hours, a workplace nursery, exceptional pension scheme, social and sporting activities and societies, a subsidised restaurant and good public transport links. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
To Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role.

The closing date for applications is 19 April 2020, however applicants will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis.

To apply please click the red apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us on 01793 867000.


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