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Principal Seismic Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£50000 - £80000 per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2021
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AWE has a unique opportunity for a Principal Seismic Engineer to play a pivotal role within our organisation to support our mission to keep the nation safe.

Principal Seismic Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

£55,450 - £85,000 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.

As Principal Seismic Engineer you will be a focal point and signpost for advice, information and expertise about policy, best practice, engineering knowledge and standards relating to seismic substantiation of structures, systems and components.

Within this role you will:

  • Review seismic substantiation of structures, systems and components for compliance against AWE guides and standards and UK and US design codes (e.g. Structural Eurocodes, ACI 349, ASCE 4, ASCE 43, etc.

  • Apply your knowledge and experience of how seismic actions affect ground motion, soil-structure interaction, structures, plant and equipment

  • Act as subject matter expert in seismic design and assessment

  • Provide due governance and management to meet relevant Nuclear Licence Conditions, safety codes and quality standards

It is expected that you will have a degree in Civil, Structural or Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience. Nuclear experience, whilst desirable, is not essential.

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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