Windows System Administrator for I&C systems

16 May 2018
15 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Windows System Administrator for I&C systems

Are you an IT Professional with substantial knowledge and industry experience working on Microsoft Windows based PC systems?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a PC Support Engineer/Administrator to join the growing team in the Windows Administration section of the IT department. The team currently consists of 3 members (comprising the senior section leader, a senior administrator and an assistant) who are responsible for managing the site-wide Microsoft based office computing and storage systems which has about 1300 users. This role would liaise and work with owners of diagnostic and control PCs to provide support and centralised administration of these systems.

Key accountabilities/responsibilities include:

-Maintenance & support for a significant number of existing Windows data acquisition and control systems and deployment of new systems.

-Liaising with users, suppliers and developers to integrate and support Windows based data-acquisition and control systems as specified by users.

-Windows workstation and server domain administration.

-Front-line support and problem-solving Develop and manage a system architecture as a template for new systems.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

Knowledge skills and experience


-At least 5 years` experience managing PC/Windows systems.

-Detailed understanding of Microsoft Workstation & Server administration and Disaster Recovery (DR) processes.

-Good understanding of networking.

-Outgoing personality suitable for working in a diverse team.

-Excellent communication skills.

-Educated to at least HND level in a computer science or control engineering discipline or equivalent professional qualifications.


-Windows domain administration.

-Working in a scientific/industrial environment.

-The support of data acquisition software and hardware.

-Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Embedded, legacy PC operating systems (previous versions of Windows, MS-DOS, etc.)

Special requirements:

Selection Method(s):

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.


-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-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.

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