Engineers - 'Engineering the Extraordinary'

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, West Berkshire, Berkshire
Closing date
4 Nov 2019
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Engineers - 'Engineering the Extraordinary'

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, 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 Engineers across multiple disciplines at all levels to work within our Engineering Functions at AWE. You could be supporting a wide range of challenging weapons related projects throughout the product lifecycle, providing engineering solutions to one of our many complex facilities or delivering engineering and production systems to support a range of processes. The opportunities are endless!

We welcome applications from candidates who are interested in furthering and developing their career with us.

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

· Generating concepts and designs for review leading to manufacture and validation of engineering solutions to satisfy customer requirements

· Development, testing and evaluation of theoretical designs

· Production and delivery of high quality technical models, drawings, reports and presentations

· Managing technical partnerships

· Designing Safety Assessments

· Requirements engineering

· Human Factors

· Providing technical support on maintenance activities and equipment

· Construction and Commissioning

To be considered for the role, ideally you will have an HNC or higher qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

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

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 and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

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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