Mechanical Project/Design Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Harwell Oxford
15 Mar 2017
14 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Mechanical Project/Design Engineer (IRC240327)
STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell, Oxfordshire
Salary £31,384 - £45,664 (dependent upon qualifications and experience and inclusive of annual allowance)
Full Time

About Us
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science and engineering.

Working at the forefront of scientific endeavour isn’t possible without a dedicated team of engineers able to turn abstract scientific ideas into reality. At STFC each problem requires a unique solution, taking advantage of the latest technologies to deliver the seemingly impossible. Our engineers have the freedom to choose their own solution, and the responsibility to take it to completion.

The Technology division provides advanced technology and engineering in support of both STFC funded activities and other high profile international projects. Our technologies and competencies are world class, and our expertise encompasses micro-nano engineering, through microelectronics, to major engineering structures.

About The Role
The Project Engineering Group has a broad range of challenging projects within the experimental facilities that STFC operates. The Group is responsible for the project management, design, manufacture, procurement, assembly, installation, integration, and commissioning of complex mechanical systems in support of these national and international scientific research projects.

We require an experienced Mechanical Project Engineer or Design Engineer with potential to progress, to make an immediate impact and complement the existing team of Project Engineers and Design Engineers currently working on these projects.

These roles will require you to work closely with in-house and external engineers and scientists to understand their requirements and transform their ideas into engineered solutions.

Main duties of these roles will include;
• taking the lead in the delivery of a range of projects
• manage projects through their complete life cycle by producing and monitoring project and resource plans, and associated budgets
• organise technical meetings/reviews and maintain associated documentation to meet the requirements of the group Quality Management System
• produce creative and innovative designs and concepts through the use of 2D & 3D CAD systems
• produce or supervise the use of FEA analyses/calculations to validate designs
• produce designs, drawings and specifications to enable manufacture/procurement of manufactured items and bought out components.

About You
You will hold a first or second class honours degree in mechanical engineering or HNC/HND. It would be desirable to hold a master’s degree or PhD in an engineering discipline although not essential.

You will have experience of managing resources, presenting ideas to customers and be skilled in the writing of technical papers and reports. You will have experience in the specification and procurement of engineering systems and experience of mechanical joining and manufacturing techniques. Experience of risk analysis is also essential.

The vacancies will also require strong communications skills as you will be required to regularly liaise with customers and staff at all levels including engineers, scientists and technicians.

An exceptional index linked pension scheme, 30 days leave allowance and flexible working are offered, as well as an onsite nursery, subsidised restaurant, gym and sports facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

Full details of offered benefits can be found on STFC’s careers pages. (

To Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role. Please also state where you saw this role advertised.

Applications are handled by UK SBS. Please note, when you click apply you will be directed through to our website where you will be asked to complete the application process.

All applications for this role must be submitted by 9th April 2017.