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Current starting salary of £26,932, plus annual incremental increase, a £1,000 welcome bonus and a £2,000 salary increase after the first year
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Graduate scheme
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STFC - Technology - Graduate Control Systems Engineer 

The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering.

STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.

Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills training together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.

STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these.

A vacancy exists within the Control Systems & Safety Interlocks Group for a talented graduate to contribute to the design and development of complex distributed digital control systems.

The group is based at Daresbury Laboratory and forms part of the Engineering Technology Centre (ETC), which provides advanced mechanical, electrical and control system engineering solutions for a wide range of world-leading projects. The group is responsible for the design and development of state-of-the-art control and safety systems for several accelerators and scientific facilities both within STFC and in collaboration with other national and international organisations.

Duties and Responsibilities

You will have an opportunity to develop a wide range of skills covering real-time and embedded computing systems, system and application level software development, and device interfacing and integration techniques. You will work closely with a team of experienced engineers on the design of new systems as well as helping to provide support to existing installations.

The post will suit a graduate with an interest in developing hardware and/or software systems to control real-world devices in a scientific environment.

Personal Skills and Attributes

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Good problem solving skills.

Any other Relevant Information

Occasional UK and overseas travel may be required.

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