About the Role
Put simply, we set the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of cutting-edge communications technology. It’s vital work that can only happen with the right support. As a PC Engineer, you’ll provide that by being on hand to keep our PCs running as they should beAt NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too.
 
PCs are essential to the smooth and efficient running of our organisation. You’ll provide and maintain the PC/IT Hardware, as well as manage the repairs and oversee disposals, so that our people focus on their work with minimum disruption. Installing, configuring, maintaining and disposing end-user devices; maintaining stock levels; troubleshooting and repairing faults and updating record and maintenance logs will all be your responsibility. And, as technology evolves, you’ll keep up-to-date with any developments, advising and guiding us as to what we can do better to remain at the forefront of our industry. 
About You
As an experienced Systems Engineer, you have both the expertise and customer focus to deliver added-value technical support. Able to juggle a busy workload, you are used to prioritising tasks and can communicate complex information in an easy-to-understand way.Beyond that, we’re looking for someone who’ll thrive in an environment like ours. At NPLwe learn from each other, respect each other and work together to do better. For ourselves and for our customers. And whilst we’re always looking to stretch beyond what we know, we don’t make things more complicated when there’s no needTogether, we’re helping make the impossible, possible.
 

We are looking to develop our support of end user science systems and are looking for someone who has the necessary experience and skills to work closely with NPL’s Scientists on installing, upgrading and troubleshooting mainly Windows and Linux based PC instrument control and data acquisition hardware and software. The candidate will support PC hardware running a wide range of scientific software and hardware including LabVIEW, MATLAB and COMSOL and undertake hardware refreshes of such systems. Knowledge of computer programming languages would be beneficial and Linux experience is required.

 
Please note:  Applications 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. 
About The Company

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL 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 benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

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.

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