Mechanical Engineer Uk Visa Sponsorship Available

July 4, 2024
£53.8 - £59.1 / year

Job Description




Mechanical Engineer

Salary range: £53,818 – £59,199 per year (based on abilities and experience).

Contract Type: Permanent.

Hours: Full-time or part-time (minimum of 30 hours per week).

Location: Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Come and do the kind of work that inspired you to be an engineer. Develop your technical talents while improving your human understanding. Encourage sustainability and develop new materials. Shape projects that improve people’s lives in the UK and beyond, in collaboration with world-renowned scientists and technologists.

Simply put, come and see what an impact you can make when you’re prepared, motivated, and inspired to give your all.

Bring your engineering experience to our Central Laser Facility to learn about the science it can enable. The facility is one of the world’s premier laser facilities, giving scientists mostly from the United Kingdom and continental Europe with access to an unrivalled spectrum of cutting-edge laser equipment.

The CLF has obtained financing for an ambitious £82 million upgrade to our Vulcan facility (known as Vulcan 20-20) to raise its power to 20 PW and energy to 20 kJ. It will be the most powerful laser in the world. We’re seeking for professionals like you to assist develop, build, and maintain a variety of engineering systems for Vulcan 20/20.

As a Mechanical Engineer, you will lead the design of the following:

  • Vacuum systems and high vacuum hardware
  • High purity gas systems and infrastructure.
  • · Motion Systems for Large Optics
  • · Chambers and Structures
  • We are seeking someone with:


Requirements include an HNC or HND, equivalent degree (BEng), or MEng in mechanical engineering, considerable technical experience, and demonstrated responsibility for budgets, management, risk, and safety.

· Worked in a mechanical or multidisciplinary engineering context.

· Understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles, including materials, stress/strain, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer.

• Previous experience managing projects or people.

What We Offer

We are offering a permanent employment with a wide range of benefits, including:

· 30 days of holiday, including 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days.

• Flexible work hours.

· An outstanding defined average salary pension plan.

• Employee discounts for shopping and travel.

· Great learning and growth opportunities.

· Visa sponsorship for applicants outside of the UK.

Plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives to help our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance!

UKRI is an Equal Opportunity and Disability Confident Employer.

We ask some of the most fundamental questions in the cosmos in order to address some of the world’s most pressing issues. Our scientists, technicians, engineers, and business support staff collaborate to investigate the unknown in every sector imaginable. And they use what they discover to create work that has an impact on the world around us.

What could you accomplish with the world-class facilities and professionals of one of Europe’s top research institutions at your disposal? Join us to discover what is possible.