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Dependability / Systems Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Hampshire, Basingstoke, England / England, West Berkshire, Berkshire
Closing date
26 Jul 2021

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Dependability / Systems Engineer to join our team, providing Dependability (Availability, Reliability, Maintainability and Safety) support to technically challenging projects.

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: 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. Part time hours will be considered. A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

AWE is in the UK's top 25 best big companies to work for!!!

In the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) era, AWE relies on cutting-edge science and computational methodologies to verify the safety and effectiveness of the warhead stockpile, without conducting live testing.

This role will require you to work within a rigorous assurance framework and the key responsibilities will be:

  • Producing high quality technical reports and presentations

  • Undertake analysis, modelling and simulation to provide estimations, allocations and predictions

  • Development of credible strategies and plans to deliver project deliverables to time, cost and quality requirements

  • Engagement with Subject Matter Experts and other stakeholders, providing specialist Dependability support as necessary

  • To develop expertise in Dependability engineering and where appropriate, provide support and mentoring to less experienced engineers

Candidates are required to have:

  • A degree qualification in engineering (or an HND in engineering supported by extensive practical experience) or technical (e.g. science) equivalent

  • A proactive and self-motivated attitude

  • A strong willingness to learn - developing Dependability specialist knowledge and engineering professionalism

  • Good interpersonal skills: able to engage and communicate well with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Demonstrable ability to generate and present technical documents to a high standard

Experience of some of the following would also be desirable:

  • Working knowledge of Dependability tools and techniques e.g. Failure Modes and effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Awareness of Systems Engineering principles, techniques, and management tools

  • Providing dependability expertise to complex systems or projects

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis techniques

  • Assessing failure modes, implementing mitigations, and enabling reliability growth

  • Awareness of working within a rigorous assurance framework

  • Familiarity with relevant Defence Standards and British Standards

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



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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