The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) is one of Europe’s largest research organisations. We’re trusted to support, enable and undertake pioneering projects in an amazing diversity of fields. Through world-class facilities and people, we’re driving ground-breaking advances in science, technology and Engineering.
STFC is one of nine organisations that have been brought together to create UK Research and Innovation (UKRI); a new organisation with a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
Our graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation. STFC graduates have the opportunity to build on their degree, taking their understanding, knowledge and skills to a new level in a dynamic, creative, collaborative culture.
STFC consists of several distinct departments which each focus on a different specialism within science, technology, innovation and support, yet work together to achieve STFC’s grand ambitions. Different departments may look for graduates with similar skills, so you should consider which role/s are most suitable to you, and apply for up to two of these.
RAL Space provides world-leading space research and technology development, space test facilities, instrument and mission design, and studies of science and technology requirements for new missions. The Department has established a long standing heritage of excellence in Space flight going back over 50 years, with significant involvement in over 200 space missions. It has a unique position at the heart of the interaction between the UK government, space industry and academia.
The Imaging Systems Division (ISD) is one of the key engineering Divisions in RAL Space specialising in providing bespoke optics, sensors and electronics instrumentation. We are involved in a variety of projects from R&D focussed activities to full flight programmes covering a wide range of applications in space-borne and ground-based astronomical instrumentation, earth observation and planetary exploration.
The Programmes & Strategy Group sit within ISD to manage and support the Division’s portfolio of projects. The Group is also responsible for financial and resource monitoring of the Division and the delivery of key information to the Division Head and Group Leaders to enable strategic decision making in terms of future work and technology development. The Group is active in identifying potential opportunities for funding, whilst leading and supporting bid preparation for new work, as well as being committed to establishing and maintaining a delivery plan for future research and development.
The primary role of this post is to carry out project management activities for the design, manufacture, test and delivery of electro-optics projects. The Graduate will work under the direct supervision of one of our Senior Project Managers, supporting them in managing a number of our many projects for spacecraft instruments.
Duties include, but may not be limited to:
The Graduate will report to one of the Division’s Senior Project Managers on a day-to-day basis. In addition, the Graduate may be required to communicate to the following:
We are looking for a Graduate with the following skills/attributes:
As the post is within the Imaging Systems Division, an understanding / interest in electronics / optics is useful, but not essential.
In order to apply for this role you must have:
Please apply online only. Please submit a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. Please ensure that your name and the IRC reference are included in the file name description of each document uploaded.
Closing date: 27th October 2019
Interviews will be held at one of our assessment centres in December or January.