Senior Safety Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, West Berkshire, Berkshire
Closing date
4 Jul 2021

Job Details

Do you have a background, experience or knowledge, of Engineering Safety and are keen to develop your experience with a company that gives you every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!

Senior Safety Engineer

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) 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. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time.

Working within our Engineering Compliance team, we are looking to appoint an experienced Senior Safety Engineer to assess safety data, identify areas for improvement and monitor effective implementation of improvements.

This role will give you the opportunity to apply your expertise to influence and contribute to the development of AWE's engineering safety policies and act as the intelligent customer to a range of stakeholders across our facilities.

As a Senior Safety Engineer, you will:

  • Carry out investigations on accidents, incidents and near misses

  • Carry out regular assessments on incidents, accidents and near misses to identify potential trends

  • Identify areas for improvement based on analysis of data acquired

  • Generate proposals for improvements with stakeholders in affected areas

  • Identify improvements in monitoring techniques for the identification of leading indicators for areas of concern

  • Monitor the delivery of improvements and assess the effectiveness of them

  • Provide regular communications to stakeholders (including external Regulators) on the assessments and findings

We will be looking for candidates to have previous experience working in a highly regulated environment where you have had significant involvement with the safe delivery of engineering services across the life of an asset.

This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.



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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