Control Systems Engineer

  • Job Reference: R14860
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,850 to £45,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Control System Engineer - Orion Laser Facility

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Salary: £33,850 - £45,000 (dependent on skills and experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

Would you like to join a diverse team who oversee innovative systems that enable the successful execution of experiments in the Orion plasma physics facility?

AWE is looking for a Control Systems Engineer to support its world class Peta-Watt laser facility. You will work on systems such as precision motion control, visual alignment, pico-second timing and information technology systems.

As a member of the Control & Instrumentation team your main responsibilities will be:

  • Ensuring that systems and processes operate effectively, efficiently and safely

  • Testing, maintaining and modifying existing systems

  • Fault-finding and addressing system issues as they arise

  • Supporting the design and development of new control systems

  • Understanding and ensuring compliance with relevant health and safety regulations and quality standard

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from having any of the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • The fundamentals of control & instrumentation

  • System design fundamentals

  • Dynamic fault-finding skills

  • Programmable logic controllers (PLC)

  • Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)

  • The IET Wiring Regulations

Full training will be available, but candidates must have a willingness to learn and therefore the successful candidate will have a self-motivated attitude to learning.

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and on occasions travel within the UK and overseas.