Electrical Facility Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, West Berkshire, England
£33850 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
30 Jun 2021

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Electrical Facility Engineer

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

Package - £33,850 - c£50,000 (depending on suitability and level of experience).

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.

Working for one of the area's largest employers and enjoying an excellent work/life balance, our engineers gain experience on a wide variety of equipment and projects and can make a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of the business.

You could be providing professional electrical engineering services in support of operational requirements, which include professionally advising planned preventative and reactive maintenance to all key plant and equipment to help enable the crucial work we do at AWE, and completing engineering tasks to schedule, budget and quality requirements, optimising the delivery of operations engineering.

Within this position you will:

  • Apply domain and technical knowledge for design intent, as-built standards and system performance through life for engineered systems and structures
  • Interpret and deliver the requirements of issued Engineering tasks (including troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required), and make evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within area of responsibility
  • Identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures
  • Demonstrate adherence to management system requirements and relevant technical standards
  • Engage with company delivery and administrative requirements; report own and team progress honestly and clearly, communicate in an engaging manner, support performance management,
  • Optimise the delivery of Operations Engineering

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • A relevant Degree or HNC/HND with suitable additional experience
  • Ability to deliver engineering across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment
  • Delivery of facilities engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset

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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