|Salary:||Circa £60,000 - £75,000|
|Placed On:||22nd September 2023|
|Closes:||15th October 2023|
Full time / Flexible hours considered.
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. To maintain this position into the next decades a major upgrade of the facility is being planned called Diamond-II.
About the Role
We now have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Power Electronics Group (internally titled Head of Power Supplies) to manage the operation and future development of Diamond’s power supplies.
You will be required to provide a high level of technical knowledge and practical experience of high stability power supply technology, covering DC, AC and pulsed systems and their control interfaces.
You will also manage the fault analysis and improvement programmes to achieve continuous improvement in operational reliability, taking into account component ageing and obsolescence issues.
Further responsibilities will include:
You will be required to work outside normal working hours on occasions, as operational needs dictate.
You will have a degree in electrical or electronic engineering or demonstrate significant equivalent experience.
You will demonstrate significant practical experience of power converter topologies either AC/DC, DC/DC or cycling and power over 1kW and/or pulsed power supplies with pulses in the kA range and 150 ns to 100 ms duration.
You will have experience of leading a power supplies team along with experience of managing projects involving multiple activities and people. You will also have experience of managing purchase contracts with industry in excess of £50k
You will also demonstrate knowledge or experience of:
Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 26 days annual leave plus Christmas closure, public holidays, 2 annual volunteering days and flexible working hours. We also offer an excellent defined benefit pension scheme. Staff also have access to a range of amenities on site including a nursery, cafes, a restaurant and sports and leisure facilities. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.
For further information or to apply, click the ‘Apply’ button above.
The closing date for applications is 15th October 2023.
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