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Senior Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, Berkshire, England
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
2 Aug 2021
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AWE are recruiting for Senior Design Engineers across multiple disciplines. These are fantastic opportunities to show case your technical ability whilst enjoying the benefits of a having every other Friday off!

If you have a experience in Electrical, C&I, Civil, Mechanical or General Engineering Management then we would welcome your application.

Senior Design Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

£42,650 - £65,000 dependent on experience

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.

Our Senior Design Engineers provide a pivotal role in delivering, managing and verifying designs to ensure that facility sector/area design is fully co-ordinated, integrated and meets the needs of all the AWE stakeholders e.g. engineering, operations and safety.

They will lead the design co-ordination and closeout outstanding design challenges associated with the operational layout in process, plant rooms and external areas.

The role requires co-ordination with multiple stakeholders and supports the transfer of knowledge between projects and end users as facilities and buildings transfer to operational areas.

Key deliverables include:

  • Maintaining a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislative documentation / standards associated with design engineering

  • Applying technical expertise and knowledge to confirm designs are prepared which comply with relevant legislation, standards and requirements

  • Producing progress reports

  • Researching and providing evidence to verify requirements

Ideally candidates will be able to demonstrate:

  • HNC/HND or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline and ideally possess a professional membership of an engineering institution at IEng level or above.

  • Knowledge of legislation and standards applicable to engineering design

  • Ability to work as part of a multi-discipline team delivering engineering designs and outputs which support safe operations

  • Good attention to detail to check and review design engineers work

All 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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