Systems Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
Closing date
18 Sep 2019
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Systems Engineers

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - dependent on experience plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional benefits and an excellent work / life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

AWE has been named in the Sunday Times top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.

We currently have excellent opportunities for Systems Engineers at all levels to work within our engineering function on a variety of projects. You could be supporting challenging weapons related projects throughout the lifecycle or any helping to drive our major capital build/re-kit projects which underpin and enable the crucial work we do at AWE.

We are interested in hearing from candidates at various stages of their careers who have a working knowledge of applying systems engineering and systems thinking to mechanical, electronic, safety, security or nuclear projects and are interested in developing their career with us.

Ideally you will have demonstrable experience of working on multi-disciplined projects (which could be weapons based) and be familiar with one or more of the following areas:


· Requirements engineering

· System architectures

· System integration

· Verification and validation

· System analysis and modelling

An understanding of safety and/or dependability engineering would also be advantageous.

To be considered for the role, you must have an HNC / HND or higher qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment. You should be a strong communicator with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders and effectively balance / prioritise your work around programme and technical requirements.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

We welcome applications from candidates who would like to discuss flexible/part time working

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing innovative solutions to combat nuclear threat, terrorism and nuclear proliferation.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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