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Group Leader Asset Operations Management

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, Berkshire, England
Closing date
2 Jun 2021
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AWE plays a crucial role in nuclear defence, providing the warheads for the UK's nuclear deterrent. What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We currently have an exceptional opportunity to join us as Group Leader Asset Operations Management.

Group Leader Asset Operations Management

Closing date: 31st May

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Salary: AWE offers 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 and other associated benefits which you would expect from a leadership role are also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

The Group Leader Asset Operations Management will report to the Head of Asset Operations and lead and deliver facilities services in the assigned Estate Areas; management of assets within the Estate Area to ensure they are maintained and available in accordance with Programme demands.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Business Partner co-ordinating services across the functions to ensure tactical and operational requirements of Assets within the Estate Area, are operational to meet the agreed demands of the Estate Area/ Technology Centre.

  • Ownership of the Safety Case/Basis/Statements/Justifications on behalf of the ATO Holder for the Facilities within your Estate Area, ensuring proportionality of processes is applied.

  • Ownership of the "Safe Operating Envelope" for the Facilities within your Estate Area.

  • Engaging external stakeholders as required.

  • Setting direction and developing a shared understanding of individuals' roles in delivering the AWE vision and strategy.

  • Enabling the performance and results of the team. Making sure that team members have the capabilities to get the work done now and in the future. Accountable for leading, coaching & developing a team of leaders and influencing others at specialism or functional level to create & deliver operational plans.

Key Responsibilities:

  • This will include interpretation of demand for future planning.

  • Management of the budget for the Estate Area and delivery of variance analysis of the budget and schedules. Where necessary developing and agreeing programme recovery actions.

  • When applicable interpretation of legislative and Company requirements associated with the Assets.

  • Provide strategic stewardship of assets in line with the area asset management standard and plan.

  • Identify risks associated with the availability of assets and help develop mitigation criteria.



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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