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Graduate Electrical Design Engineer

Diamond Light Source

Location: Harwell
Salary: £26,399 to £31,058 dependent upon skills and experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 28th September 2021
Closes: 24th October 2021
Job Ref: 10627

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, Oxfordshire

Full time / Flexible hours considered

Reference: 10627

About Us

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for talented Graduate Electrical Design Engineer to join our Engineering team to provide electrical engineering design support to the technical systems of the Diamond facility, and to contribute to the Diamond-II upgrade project.

The Engineering team plays a key role in the design, development and construction of the Accelerators and Beamlines that generate and transport light to the scientific samples.

The role is responsible for:

  • Working with internal and external scientific and engineering colleagues to produce electrical systems designs for a variety of projects including precision positioning controls for optical systems, vacuum control systems, machinery controls, safety circuits and LV systems.
  • Developing and applying expertise in technologies such as programmable logic controllers, motion controls, distributed I/O, instrumentation and pneumatic controls.
  • Use of electrical CAD software and AutoCAD to produce schematics, hook-ups and other electrical design documentation.
  • Producing high quality detailed electrical drawings.
  • Contributing to design reviews and system verification and validation.
  • Maintaining and updating engineering drawings and documentation on projects.

About You

Candidates should have already graduated in Electrical Engineering or a similar relevant discipline, or be qualified to at least HND level or equivalent.

You will be a talented Electrical Engineer, with experience in the design, manufacture, assembly, testing and commissioning of electrical systems working within a QA environment.

You will demonstrate understanding of electrical designs for control and automation systems and, with good working knowledge of AutoCAD or similar ECAD systems

You will also demonstrate design ability in at least one of the following areas:

  • Electrical Rack design.
  • Precision motion control systems using stepper, servo, DC motors and piezo actuators.
  • Vacuum control systems.
  • Safety circuits for personnel and machinery.
  • Low Voltage systems.
  • Programmable logic controllers.
  • Distributed I/O.
  • Pneumatic control systems.
  • Robotic systems

You will display excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively within a team.


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 25 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays, along with flexible working hours and an excellent pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. 

To Apply

Please use the online application process to apply and tell us why you believe you are suitable for this role.

The initial closing date for applications is 24/10/2021, however applications will be reviewed and interviewed on an ongoing basis until this vacancy is filled.

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