Head of Engineering Group

Head of Engineering Group

Diamond Light Source

Didcot, United Kingdom

AIM

Manage the Mechanical and Electrical Engineering function for the Diamond facility.

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide the mechanical and electrical (M&E) systems engineering and design role for the Diamond machine, beamlines, front ends and their overall layout and integration within the synchrotron building, including the interface to, and distribution of M&E services.
  • Manage and nurture a close and productive relationship with all related support groups at Diamond (e.g. Controls, Beam Diagnostics, Software, Optics and Metrology).
  • Manage a mechanical and electrical design office, including CAD and FEA systems and procedures for drawing production, approval and archive, etc.
  • Manage the Survey and Alignment, M&E workshop and inspection services for the whole facility.
  • Manage engineering input to procurement specifications, tender evaluation, contract supervision and quality control.
  • Oversee the installation, assembly and integration of the accelerator and front-end components, the commissioning of the relevant services and ensure a high degree of operational reliability.
  • Manage the facilities for the construction and maintenance of machine and front-end components.
  • Maintain and develop expertise in Finite Element Analysis and in vibration measurement and analysis.
  • Maintain close collaborations with Diamond Science Division in the delivery of engineering solutions to support the scientific research of staff and users.
  • Lead, develop and manage a large Engineering Group to support the above activities.
  • Ensure that engineering designs and products comply with relevant standards and directives.
  • Keep up-to-date with new engineering technologies & developments and promote their use within Diamond.
  • At an international level, establish contacts at other synchrotrons and relevant science facilities as well as with industry and represent Diamond at workshops and conferences.
  • Contribute to making Diamond a safe and inclusive place to work and to the wider development of management practice across Diamond.

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Assessment for recruitment requirements and competencies

(ESSENTIAL (E); DESIRABLE (D))

SKILLS/ABILITIES

  • Extensive experience of managing and motivating a large, multi-disciplinary, engineering group. E
  • An outgoing, team player with an ability to build successful relationships across the organisation. E
  • Confident 360° communicator. E
  • Proven Leadership and staff development skills.
  • Ability to think and plan strategically. E
  • Proven ability to innovate and provide creative input at all levels. E

KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

  • A successful track record of delivering multi-disciplinary bespoke engineering systems from concept to completion. E
  • Extensive experience in the whole project life cycle from concept, design and manufacturing through to commissioning. E
  • Thorough knowledge and experience of relevant technical and safety standards and their implementation. E
  • Construction and operation of large-scale science facilities. D
  • Experience of delivering engineering solutions in a scientific research environment. D
  • Experience of using and developing systems and processes for improving quality of internally and externally supplied solutions. D

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/TRAINING

  • First degree in a relevant engineering discipline. E
  • Chartered membership of a relevant technical institution. E
  • Masters degree in a relevant discipline. D

COMPETENCIES

  • Networking with peers in academia, industry, laboratories and facilities. E
  • National and International travel. E
  • Systems engineering background. D

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