SME Service & Calibration

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, England, Berkshire
Closing date
5 Nov 2019
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Service & Calibration Engineer


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.

This is an excellent opportunity to contribute to and manage projects for the design, characterisation, procurement, installation, commissioning and in-service support of radiological instrumentation here at AWE.

You will support the development of less-experienced instrument designers and apprentices ensuring their safety and competence is upheld and have the opportunity to manage small radiological instrumentation projects by providing technical and financial input and contributing to design reviews.

It is expected that you will maintain current knowledge of all applicable procedures, legislation and safety measures as well as providing technical advice and guidance to customers and stakeholders daily.


To be considered for these roles, you must have an HND/Degree/Chartered or equivalent level of knowledge in engineering plus industrial experience.


You will also need:

· An understanding of Safe Systems of Work (SSoW) and the Health and Safety at Work Act (HASAWA)

· Demonstrable experience relating the maintenance of electrical, electronic instrumentation

· Strong communication skills with the ability to work with multiple technical and non-technical stakeholders

· An ability to design, build and test products which meet project deliverables

· An ability to draw schematics printed circuit board layouts


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


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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