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Project Mechanical Design Engineer

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
North Yorkshire, UK
£31931.0 - £34907 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2023

Job Details


Salary: Band D £31,931-£34,709 (Dependent on Experience)
Benefits: 30 days holiday + 8 bank holidays + 2.5 privilege days + exceptional defined average salary pension + excellent work life balance
Contract Type: Fixed Term 2 years with a possible extension.
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council Boulby Underground Laboratory. Boulby Mine, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Redcar and Cleveland, TS13 4UZ.Science and Technology Facilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire OR Science and Technology Facilities Council, Daresbury Laboratory, Warrington OR Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK Astronomy Technology Centre, Edinburgh
Hours: Full Time / Part Time

Closing date for applications is Monday 18th June 2023

Come and do the kind of engineering that made you want to be an engineer. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding.

Job Description
We are currently looking for an exceptional Project Mechanical Design Engineer to join our team. This person will work alongside the laboratory team, the mine personnel and project scientists to:
Develop designs for new infrastructures at Boulby
Develop designs of experiments that will be built at new and existing areas of Boulby Underground Laboratory
Produce 3D visual representations of developing designs
Support the development of construction and project installation logistics, costings, and schedules.
Provide engineering, design, visualisation, and logistics support to the wider facility team.

The right person to join our team will have a comprehensive knowledge of CAD systems and the specifying and buying of engineering systems. You will be expected to be able to contribute to projects from the conceptual stages of a project through to design, manufacture, procurement, assembly, installation, integration, and commissioning adding tangible value as part of our small, dedicated and highly respected team.

Personal Skills and Attributes
Ability to work within a team environment
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
A responsible approach to health and safety management
Dedication, self-motivation, positive attitude fulfilling commitments
Willing to work in an underground environment

Personal Specification
HNC or HND, or equivalent degree (BEng), in mechanical engineering along with experience working in an engineering field
Experience working in a mechanical engineering or multi-disciplinary engineering environment
Experience in building and commissioning engineering systems
Experience of using 3D CAD including production of detailed engineering drawings
Able to multi-task and prioritise against a heavy workload and achieve demanding targets

If you would like more information or have any questions about the role, please contact Sean Paling on or
Jonathan Burns on

Employee Benefits:
We are offering a permanent position with a whole host of benefits including:
30 days holiday (in addition to 10.5 bank holidays and privilege days).
An excellent defined average salary pension scheme.
Employee shopping/travel discounts.
Excellent learning and development opportunities.

We are committed to sustaining a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are invested in creating an environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, to help us achieve the highest possible standards in our work and organisation together. In this regard, we encourage applications from under-represented groups.

What could you achieve with the world-leading facilities and experts of one of Europe's largest research organisations by your side? Join us and discover what's possible.


STFC imageAt the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), research is driven by practical applications and a curiosity to create a world-leading hub of scientific and engineering excellence. Our science and facilities enable researchers to answer fundamental questions about the nature of the universe. Success typically requires long-term strategic investment, international collaboration on a global scale and the capability to push the limits of technology and engineering. To remain internationally competitive in our areas of science and to keep our facilities at the leading edge, we have to develop bespoke technology that cannot be reliably sourced on the open market, for example in detectors and instrumentation, accelerators, specialist engineering, optics and e-infrastructure. These technologies are often also applied to address broader societal and industrial challenges and we actively promote their translation and commercialization.

Why work for us
When you join STFC, you become a key part of one of Europe’s largest research organizations. We are trusted to support, enable, and undertake cutting-edge projects in an amazing diversity of fields that you could be a part of. With access to our world-class facilities, people like you are helping us to drive ground-breaking advances in science, engineering, computing and technology.

  • The Particle Physics Department (PPD) is one of the largest particle physics groups in the UK. We design, construct and operate some of the most sensitive scientific instruments in the world, collaborating with partners in academia, industry and international laboratories such as CERN. We currently work with the ATLAS, CMS, LHCb, DUNE, Hyper-K, T2K, MICE, Lux-Zeplin, DEAP-3600, CERN RD50, Electron Ion Collider and AION collaborations.
  • The National Quantum Computing Centre (NQCC) is a £93m UKRI investment over five years based at the Harwell Campus. This is a strategic element within the overall £1bn, 10-year investment into quantum technologies made by the UK since 2014.

Our benefits

  • 30 days annual leave plus 10.5 public and privilege days.
  • Flexible or hybrid working may be available dependent on role.
  • Defined benefit pension scheme (employer contribution – currently up to 26%).
  • Sport and social groups across campus with access to an on-site gym.

For more information on all of our employee benefits, visit

Who we are looking for
The UK has a world-class research and innovation system. Our expertise spans all fields of knowledge, from the discovery of penicillin and monoclonal antibodies, to the jet engine and the World Wide Web. Therefore it is vital for us to have the best people at all levels throughout UKRI. We want to continue to attract a mix of talented professionals, scientists and engineers.


Number of employees
STFC has 2594 staff members across the UK and UKRI has approx. 8000

Main areas of research
Our work encompasses everything from the physical, biological and social
sciences, to innovation, engineering, medicine, the environment, as well as arts and the humanities

Positions recently recruited for
Electronic engineers, data scientists, research associates CMS/DUNE, research associate on electron ion collider (EiC), ion trap physicists

Desired degree disciplines/class
A STEM degree

How to apply
Apply online at 

Closing date
All year round

Quantum physics and computing vacancies: E-mail
Particle physics vacancies: E-mail

Find Us
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom

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