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Senior SRF Engineer

The Science and Technology Facilities Council is looking to recruit a Senior SRF Engineer

  • Closing soon
  • Closing date: 11 Sep 2020
  • United Kingdom | Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
  • Date posted: 13 Aug 2020
  • Job type: Research facilities
  • Discipline: Engineering & instrumentation

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is now seeking a Senior SRF Engineer to lead the work package for the delivery of the high-beta SRF cavities required for the cryomodules to be supplied into the Proton Improvement Plan II (PIP-II) at FermiLab (USA). Additionally, responsibilities will be to provide technical support for the ESS and HL-LHC projects as well as developing ASTeC’s SRF capabilities for future programmes such as UK-XFEL.

About ASteC

The Accelerator Science and Technology Centre (ASTeC) is responsible for the delivery of a number of high-profile superconducting radio frequency (SRF) projects; the delivery of 88 high beta SRF cavities to the European Spallation Source (ESS) in Sweden, the delivery of three high-beta cryomodules (including SRF cavities) to FermiLab in the US, and the delivery of six Crab Cavity Cryomodules for Hi-Lumi Large Hadron Collider (HL-LHC) at CERN. Additionally, STFC is developing the potential design for an X-ray Free Electron Laser accelerator, UK-XFEL.

Responsibilities include

  • Project management of the PIP-II Cavity work package (planning, resourcing, cavity delivery etc).
  • Development of cavity specification (and production requirements).
  • Technical cavity lead – liaising with the suppliers, customers and STFC experts.
  • Cavity adherence to the specification and quality control.
  • Assist with cavity qualification testing.
  • Development of SRF and testing system capabilities.
  • Provision of reports.
  • Provision of cryomodule technical support across SRF programmes.
  • The role will require an excellent knowledge of SRF cavities and experience in managing projects.

To be successful in this role, you will be qualified to BEng/BSc in electrical engineering, electronics engineering or physics (or a relevant science degree).

We are looking for an individual with significant experience of SRF technologies as well as high-power RF and/or high-voltage experience.

It is essential that you have project-management experience in delivering medium- to large-scale projects as well as staff management experience of a small team and resources.

What we offer

Choosing to come to work at UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) means that you will have access to a whole host of benefits including a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance, access to employee shopping/travel discounts and salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme.

How to apply

Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.

Applications are handled by UK SBS; to apply please click the apply button. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.


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