Recruiting for UKRI and UK SBS

Panel Wiring Technician

220000JO Requisition #

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Salary: £25,702 to £27,938 per annum (dependent on skills and experience). A Specialist of Allowance of up to £2000 per annum is also available for this role.
Hours: Full time.
Contract Type: Open Ended (Permanent)
Location: Science and Technology Facilities Council, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Harwell, Oxfordshire.
Additional Details: Early applications are encouraged as interviews may take place ahead of the closing date. 

Come and do the kind of work that made you want to be a technician. Stretch your technical skills while building human understanding. Working alongside world-leading scientists and engineers, shape projects that improve lives in the UK and far beyond.

Put simply, come and discover the impact you can make when you’re equipped, encouraged and inspired to perform to your very best.

Our ISIS facility is a leading particle accelerator used to carry out research in the physical and life sciences. The facility performs ground-breaking research into the structure and properties of materials at atomic and molecular level, and is the most productive research centre of its type in the world.

As a Panel Wiring Technician at this world-leading facility you will support with building, assembling and installing control panels and a wide variety of cable termination. There will be both workshop and field based tasks on a wide variety of different systems and it will involve working and collaborating closely with various scientists, engineers and technicians. Within this role, you will also maintain access control systems such as secure entry points, CCTV and public address systems.

You must be willing to work in radiation areas as a monitored radiation worker, and in work areas containing high magnetic fields. This role may involve occasional UK travel.

About you

We are looking for someone who has completed a recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship or other relevant structured training. You should have experience working on single phase, low and extra low voltage systems.

You will be able to read and understand technical engineering documents and have soldering experience and crimp tool and cable termination experience. You will also have power tool, metal fitting and machine shop experience.

Our Benefits

We are offering a permanent position that provides a whole host of family friendly benefits including; 30 days holiday (in addition to bank holidays), an excellent pension scheme, employee shopping/travel discounts, a salary sacrifice cycle to work scheme, plus many more benefits and wellbeing initiatives that enable our employees to have a great work life balance.

We ask some of the biggest questions in the universe, to answer some of the biggest challenges in the world. Together, our scientists, technologists, engineers and business-support team explore the unknown across every field you could think of. And they turn what they find into work that changes the world around us.

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. 

Person Specification

The below criteria will be assessed at Shortlisting (S), Interview (I) or both (S&I).


  • Recognised electrical engineering apprenticeship or equivalent experience. (S&I)
  • Experience of working on single phase low and extra low voltage systems. (S&I)
  • Ability to interpret and understand technical engineering documents. (I)
  • Soldering experience. (I)
  • Crimp tool and cable termination experience. (I)
  • Power tool, metal fitting and machine shop experience. (I)


  • Knowledge of safe isolation procedures. (I)
  • Previous wireman/panel building experience. (S&I)
  • Health & Safety training. (S&I)
  • Simple fault finding experience. (I)
  • Experience of terminating to a wide range of connector types such as BNC, Harting, Lemo, ITT Cannon, D Type, etc. (I)
  • Experience of terminating/splicing fiber optic cabling. (I)

About The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) 

The STFC is a world-leading multi-disciplinary science organisation where curiosity, blue-skies thinking meets practical, application-led science and engineering. Our goal is to deliver economic, societal, scientific and international benefits to the UK and its people – and more broadly to the world. 

As one of Europe’s largest research organisations, we’re trusted to support, enable and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving progressive advances in science, engineering, computing and technology. Our research seeks to understand the Universe from the largest astronomical scales to the tiniest constituents of matter, yet creates impact on a very tangible, human scale. 

For more information about STFC please visit 

You can also visit our careers site 

About UK Research Innovation (UKRI) 

UKRI is an organisation that brings together the seven disciplinary research councils, Research England and Innovate UK. Together, we build an independent organisation with a strong voice and vision ensuring the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation. 

Supporting some of the world’s most exciting and challenging research projects, we develop and operate some of the most remarkable scientific facilities in the world. We are pushing the frontiers of human knowledge through fundamental research and delivering benefits for UK society and the economy through world-class research, skills and business-led innovation. 

More information can be found at  

How we support EDI in the workforce 

At UKRI, we believe that everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect, and to be provided with equal opportunities to thrive and succeed in an environment that enables them to do so. We also value diversity of thought and experience within inclusive groups, organisations and the wider community. For further information, please visit ‘How we support EDI in the workforce’

Disability Confident Employer

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the vacancy/ies. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation. 

How to apply 

Online applications only preferred for this role. Please submit a CV and covering letter which clearly outlines how you fulfil the criteria specified along with your motivation for UKRI and the role. Ensure that the job reference number is included in the filename description of each document uploaded. Note that failure to address the above criteria or submit an application without a covering letter may result in the application not being considered. Assessment will only be based upon the content of your submitted covering letter and CV and not the ‘experience’ section of the application. 

UKRI seeks to ensure it creates and maintains a system of openness, fairness and inclusion – a collaborative, trusted environment, which is attractive to and accessible to everyone who is interested in developing their career with us. 

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