Environmental Test Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
Closing date
19 Oct 2020
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AWE is currently recruiting for an Environmental Test Engineers to join the Engineering Trials Delivery Unit (ETDU).

Location - Reading 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.

The Role

You will be responsible for the planning, building, instrumenting, implementing and reporting of environmental tests and trials ensuring all regulatory requirements are met and data provided to AWE's high-quality standards.

You will be delivering tasks requiring collaborative cross-organisational/cross functional working, including facility, delivery, analysis and trials management teams. Personal management of continued professional development of environmental test competence is a necessity to assist in enabling growth in capability capacity.

What will you need to be considered?

We'd love to hear from someone with significant experience or working within a high hazard facility, carrying out shock and vibration testing. You will have good knowledge of all environmental testing techniques including thermal, humidity, pressure, linear acceleration, vibration and drop testing as well as data collection and interpretation.

Someone with the following knowledge & experience, in the following, would be a great match:

  • Health and Safety legislation
  • Environmental Testing techniques and capabilities
  • Data acquisition and recording systems
  • Working with hazardous materials (explosive, RA, CoSHH)
  • Representing teams and presenting to mid-level leadership and above
  • Estimating, planning and de-conflicting complex tasks
  • Representing AWE and ETDU to external customers, stakeholders and partner companies

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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