Craft Engineering Specialists

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
Closing date
5 Oct 2020
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Craft Engineering Specialists

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - Base salary plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional flexible benefits scheme and excellent work/life balance including 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.

Supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what we do, therefore working with us is both exciting and challenging - in fact it's everything you would expect from a company that supports national security.

The Engineering function at AWE are seeking to hire several experienced Electrical and Mechanical Craft specialists and are keen to hear from engineers (across various technical disciplines) looking for their next opportunity.

As a craft engineering specialist at AWE you will be required to carry out a wide range of planned and reactive maintenance activities on facility and production plant and equipment , you will take a lead role in the implementation of safe systems of work and work instructions, demonstrating understanding, competence and adherence to all relevant legislative and company standards within area of responsibility. As a subject matter expert within your technical field you will have an in-depth working knowledge of building services, plant, equipment and processes. You should also have detailed knowledge and working experience of fault-finding techniques and methodologies.

To be considered for these roles, you must have an engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in a relevant technical discipline or NVQ/Diploma level 2 plus industrial experience.

You will also need:

  • Extensive competency in a single specialism or capability to work across a range of disciplines or work areas
  • Ability to work as a lead team member including coaching other engineers in specialised roles
  • Basic computer literacy to utilise relevant business systems (e.g. Asset Management System)
  • Good interpersonal skills, written and verbal


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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