Graduate Electrical Facilities Engineer

Type: Graduate
Region: South East

Graduate Electrical Facilities Engineer

£37,087 – £40,754 per annum

Harwell, Oxfordshire – onsite

Full time / Flexible hours considered


About Us

Diamond Light Source is one of the world’s most advanced scientific facilities. We’re home to the UK’s synchrotron light source – a huge facility producing beams of light 10 billion times brighter than the sun that scientists use to study anything from fossils to jet engines, viruses to vaccines.

At Diamond we foster employee growth in education and career development through access to a Learning Management System and funding for appropriate training and professional membership, and training and support for chartership for our Engineers.

About the Role

We now have an opportunity for a talented Electrical Engineer to continue their professional development within our Installation and Facilities Management (IFM) Group

IFM is responsible for all technical aspects of the electrical facility, ensuring they are statutory compliant, while integrating new projects, buildings and electrical enhancements to the existing facility. IFM is responsible for all power on site, from the High Voltage distribution to Low Voltage network supplying the accelerators, beamlines, laboratories and offices.

The key duties of the role will include:

  • Assisting with high level technical support including technical reports, fault diagnosis and assessment investigations, electrical enhancement and efficiency proposals.
  • Being a technical specialist in electrical systems including – protection, harmonics, inverters, solar PV, electrical noise / EMC and earthing systems.
  • Project Management for small to medium sized projects.
  • Assisting control of external consultants, contractors, service engineers and suppliers including ‘design and build’ contracts.
  • Carrying out Safe Systems of Work including permits, risk assessments, method statements and controlling of contractors applicable to both CDM and non-CDM projects.

The electrical facility encompasses:

  • 11kV & 3.3kV High Voltage Network including protection relays
  • LV Switchboards & Protection Relays and metering
  • Critical and essential supplies with UPS and standby Diesel generator systems
  • Earthing and Lightning Protection Systems
  • Lighting & Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Fire Alarm & Voice Activation System including smoke extract fans and curtains
  • Energy conservation; Solar PV systems

About You

You will have a Degree in Electrical Engineering along with experience from an electrical facilities environment, including experience with HV & LV Electrical infrastructure aspects.

Experience in any of the following areas is desirable, however, for the right candidate training will be provided to further develop your skills:

HV & LV systems including protection grading, EMC, electrical noise, harmonics and earthing systems.

Preparation and review of technical reports, specifications, drawings and documentation

Project management and management of electrical installation contracts

Experience of HSE and CDM legislation, preparations and reviewing of RAMS, Operating Safe Systems of work, and issuing electrical permits.

HV Senior Authorised Person.

Solar PV and Energy conservation


Diamond offers an exceptional benefits package to support staff in achieving a positive work/life balance. This includes 26 days annual leave plus 13 days of statutory and company holidays and 2 annual volunteering days, 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. A relocation allowance may also be available where applicable.

To Apply

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

The closing date for applications is 14th April.

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