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Electrical Engineer (Plant & Building Services)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
Closing date
26 Jul 2021
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How would you like the opportunity to apply your technical expertise in a role which also gives you every other Friday off work?

That is the reality at AWE!

Electrical Engineer (Plant & Building Services)

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offer an attractive 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 Facility Engineering team, we are looking to appoint an experienced Electrical Engineer to deliver professional engineering services across our plant and equipment. This will include:

  • Applying your expertise in electrical building services and associated plant to deliver engineered solutions within the operations lifecycle; collaborate with stakeholders regarding solutions or work packages applicable to the design or decommissioning phases, or through life projects

  • Propose and quantify, through various criteria, required works to ensure safety & quality, and maximise availability, in accordance with the design intent, as built standards and through life performance; identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures

  • Fulfilling the role of intelligent customer, ensuring business objectives and requirements of managed engineering solutions or activities are met by internal or external service providers. Demonstrate adherence to company management system requirements, relevant technical standards and legislation, and business controls

  • Applying Maintenance & Reliability Principles; enact as directed by planning, output from Failure Modes & Effects Analysis. Review relevant metrics and contribute to KPI's and other reporting as required. Assist in Reliability Centred Maintenance planning and perform Root Cause Analysis

This role will give you the opportunity to work for one of the area's largest and best employers where you will have the opportunity to develop your expertise, apply your interpersonal skills and make a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of our business. We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in some of the following:

  • Electrical building services (LV/HV, HVAC, lighting, power, lightning protection, ATEX, UPS etc.), alongside knowledgeable awareness of associated mechanical & control systems, and other process support elements

  • A good awareness of relevant legislation and supporting ACOP, and common industry standards

  • Experience within the higher hazard / regulated industries (e.g. nuclear, petro-chem, pharma etc. (desirable but not essential).

  • Membership of an engineering institution and/or Incorporated Engineer or equivalent (desirable)

We would love to hear from individuals with a minimum qualification L4 NQF (HNC) with suitable additional experience (a degree in an engineering discipline desirable), who are looking to further their career in a company that can offer superb training and development opportunities.

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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