Electrical Engineer / Electrical Design & Installation Engineer

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, England
12 Jun 2018
10 Jul 2018
Bluetown Online
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Electrical Engineer

Location: Milton Park, Abingdon

Salary: Competitive

Job Type: Full Time, Permanent

The Company aims to accelerate the development of fusion energy by combining two emerging technologies - spherical tokamaks and high-temperature superconductors.

They were originally established in 2009 to design and develop small Spherical Tokamaks and compact fusion reactors for a range of applications. Since then, the strategy has evolved to prioritise building a pilot plant to exceed fusion energy breakeven.

The Role:

The candidate will be part of the Electrical Engineering team. The team is responsible for the design, installation and commissioning of a large number of pulsed power supplies as well as installation and commissioning of the controls, diagnostics and safety systems for the ST40 programme.

  • High power busbar design and installation including temperature monitoring system.
  • Earthing design and layout for stared system capable of handling high power impulse currents.
  • Installation and commissioning of high voltage power supplies and high current power supplies.
  • Design, commission and installation of PLC and HMI for equipment interlocks and LabVIEW for power supply control and remote user interface communications.
  • Design and use of signal processing using analogue / digital filtering.
  • Analogue (OpAmps etc) and digital electronic design.
  • Design of risk assessments and installation method statements.

Contacts and Communication

  • Liaising with other engineers responsible for cooling water systems, vacuum and physics parameters.
  • Liaising with various manufacturing companies.
  • Internally the post holder will communicate with the Electrical Engineering Group manager, other mechanical and electrical engineers working within the Company.
  • Externally the post holder will be responsible for the management of electrical engineering manufacture contracts and will therefore have to liaise with manufacturers and component suppliers.

The Candidate:



  • Degree in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering


  • Experience of working on pulsed power supplies
  • Relevant experience at an appropriate level.
  • Health & safety IOSH or NEBOSH

Knowledge and Experience:


  • High voltage and High current power supplies.
  • Working knowledge of electrical power engineering control interface through PLC controls and LabVIEW.
  • 3D and 2D CAD.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fault finding techniques using test and diagnostic equipment.
  • Earthing system.
  • Busbar systems.
  • Pulsed supply for TF joint measurement.
  • Feedthrough and cabling systems.


  • Electrical circuit simulation.
  • PCB Creation.
  • Experience handling LN.
  • Design of Power electronics, including simulation, and hands-on experience. Using SCRs, IGBTs, Supercapacitors and other power components.

Personal skill and Qualities


  • Demonstrate ability to work effectively as part of a team, or alone.
  • Willingness to learn new techniques and technologies.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong self-motivation.
  • Ability to be involved in a wide range of technologies as an electrical engineer.
  • Good organized approach to complex problems.


  • Able to make infrequent and short overseas and UK visits as part of work and training.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to devise and operate effective project schedules.


  • 25 Days Holiday (plus bank holidays)
  • Company Pension scheme: Company contribution of 5% of salary after 3 months' service
  • Eligible for company share option scheme after one years' service
  • Company bonus scheme, discretionary, dependent on performance
  • Private medical insurance after 3 months' service
  • Childcare voucher scheme

Please click the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for the role.

Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Electrician, Electrical Engineer, Multi Skilled Electrical Technician, Electrical Maintenance Engineer, Electrical Technician, Installation Engineer, Testing Engineer, Power Supply Engineer, Installation & Design Engineer, may also be considered for this role.