National Physical Laboratory
About the Role
We have opportunities for experienced and talented senior engineers to join our expanding National Time Scale Group, which forms part of the Time & Frequency Department.
We are looking to add to our expanding team of multi-disciplined scientists and engineers in the National Timing Centre – NPL to provide technical leadership on time scale related projects. This will contribute to developing future key time and frequency infrastructure within the UK.
You will lead development of subsystems in a robust Time Scale for the UK based on atomic clocks and other timing equipment distributed across multiple locations in the UK. Advanced time and frequency, satellite communication, optical fibre and GNSS-based and monitoring subsystems will be tested and implemented to achieve this. The role offers the opportunity to work in collaboration with external organisations.
You will be joining the National Time Scale Group, part of our Time & Frequency Department ( ) at an exciting time. We maintain and develop the UK’s National Time Scale UTC(NPL) and are currently developing a new time scale facility that will underpin our Critical National Infrastructure. We also provide timing services to financial institutions for share trading, along with working on a range of time and frequency dissemination projects, many being GNSS-related.
Find out more at NPL Time & Frequency Recruitment
We are interested in ambitious candidates with an aptitude for scientific or engineering innovation, hardware and software development and systems testing, looking to build their careers in a diverse environment.
Responsibilities will include one or more of:
We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance – if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.
You will have experience in the following:
Please note, a pplications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
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The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK.
NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.
At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.
We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits . Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.
To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.