Systems Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£33850 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
16 Oct 2020
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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.

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 leading one more activities within a wider Systems Engineering team within our engineering function on a variety of projects. You could be supporting challenging weapons related projects throughout the lifecycle or helping to drive our major capital build/re-kit projects which underpin and enable the crucial work we do at AWE.

In growing our capability across these areas, we will also be looking to grow your skills and knowledge as an Engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work including the opportunity for overseas travel and secondments once restrictions are lifted.

We are interested in hearing from candidates 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 as part of a wider Systems Engineering team on multi-disciplined projects (which could be weapons based) and have experience in leading the delivery of one or more of the following areas:

  • Requirements engineering
  • System architectures
  • System integration
  • Verification and validation
  • System analysis and modelling
  • Trade Studies and Options Analysis

In addition to the core Systems Engineering requirements above, experience of technical and/or people leadership within either a project or functional environment would 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


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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