Senior Mechanical Project Engineer (ID Group)

Diamond Light Source is the UK’s national synchrotron; a huge scientific facility designed to produce very intense beams of X-rays, infrared and ultraviolet light. Our scientists use the light to study a vast range of subject matter, from new medicines and treatments for disease to innovative engineering and cutting-edge technology.

Diamond is one of the most advanced scientific facilities in the world, and its pioneering capabilities and talented staff are helping to keep the UK at the forefront of scientific research.

Insertion Devices (IDs) are permanent magnet arrays which form the main light generators in the facility. They combine high precision assembly techniques with robust structures and precision motion not unlike large machine tools.

A senior mechanical project engineer reports to the head of the ID group and leads a small engineering team in the design, build and testing of IDs. The successful candidate will have an established record in high precision engineering showing technical leadership in mechanical design, finite element analysis, project management and be committed to health and safety best practice and familiar with the Machinery Directive.

Business Area
Full Time Salary
£43,790 to £51,517 per annum
Post Type
Full time / Permanent
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Where relevant, and possible for the role, we will consider flexible working arrangements and secondment opportunities.

Diamond attract talented individuals from around the world and currently employ 39 different nationalities.  Reflecting trends in our sector we employ more men than women (78% men and 22% women as at 5 April 2019). Therefore, in accordance with law and good practice, we particularly welcome applications from suitably qualified women. 

If you are disabled and would like to be considered under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme, please let us know via the online application process.

Diamond are members of Working Families (the UK’s work-life balance organisation), we have also achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze award and Disability Confident Level One.