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Power Electronic Engineer Industrial Placement

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  • The ideal candidate for the Power Electronic Engineer Industrial Placement at UK Research and Innovation should be a currently enrolled undergraduate student seeking a placement year, have the right to live and work in the UK, possess a strong understanding of electrical and electronic circuits, be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a team, have excellent problem-solving skills, be organized and reliable, have good communication skills, and show an interest in the world outside of engineering. Practical experience through university labs is also desirable.
  • The Power Electronic Engineer Industrial Placement at UK Research and Innovation involves designing power converters and control systems, project planning, formulating specifications, simulation and testing of electronics, and analyzing test results for the ISIS neutron and muon source.

Placement Program




Apply by Oct 29


  • ISIS Neutron and Muon Source is a world-leading centre for research at the STFC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory near Oxford. The suite of neutron and muon instruments give unique insights into the properties of materials on the atomic scale. Producing neutron beams by the spallation method involves a complex engineering infrastructure to accelerate particles to high energies. The ISIS accelerator operates continually throughout the year, with regular shutdowns scheduled for maintenance and upgrades.
  • The Magnet Power Supplies (MPS) Group are responsible for the operations and development of all power supplies for the magnets on the accelerator. The range of equipment includes DC power supplies from 3 kW to over 1 MW, a 10 cell 90 MW resonant circuit, and pulsed power systems with rise times below 100 ns for 5 kA and 40 kV. Within the group we believe in learning by doing and we are passionate about understanding and applying technologies that are at the forefront of our field.
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  • Essential:
  • Currently be enrolled on an undergraduate degree course
  • Be required or have requested to take a placement year
  • Have the right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the placement
  • Demonstrate an understanding of electrical / electronic circuits
  • Demonstrates willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, innovative, logical approach to problem solving, organised, reliable and collaborative
  • Able to communicate to both a technical and non-technical audience
  • Desirable:
  • Shows an interest in the world outside of engineering
  • Evidence of practical experience through University labs
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Education requirements

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Area of Responsibilities



  • As an industrial placement electronic engineer within the MPS group, your role will entail designing power converters and their corresponding control systems. Leveraging the knowledge acquired during your university studies, you'll actively contribute to shaping the future of the ISIS neutron and muon source. Equipped with the necessary resources, you'll assume project ownership and drive its progress. Skill enhancement will be achieved through a blend of on-the-job learning and formal training, as opportunities arise. Moreover, you'll have chances to gain insights into the functioning of the ISIS accelerator and to familiarize yourself with the distinctive power supplies utilized within ISIS.
  • Your daily responsibilities will encompass tasks like project planning, formulating specifications and requirements, designing and simulating power converters, constructing and testing power and control electronics, and analyzing and documenting test results. Demonstrating strong performance could potentially lead to sponsorship and consideration for a graduate placement, contingent upon availability within the group.
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Work type

Full time

Application deadline

Oct 29, 2023



Apply by Oct 29