Do you have a background, experience or knowledge, of Mechanical Engineering 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!
Mechanical Engineer (Plant & Building Services)
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 Facility Engineering team, we are looking to appoint an experienced Mechanical Engineer to deliver professional engineering services across our plant and equipment. This will include:
Applying your expertise in mechanical building services and associated plant to deliver engineered solutions within the operations lifecycle; use interpersonal skills to 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 and 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 & legislation, and business controls
Applying Maintenance & Reliability Principles; enact as directed by planning, output from Failure Modes & Effects Analysis. Analyse relevant metrics and contribute to KPI 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 employers where you will be able to develop your expertise whilst making a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of our business.
We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in some or all of the following:
Mechanical building services (HVAC, water systems etc.) and industrial processes (compressed gases & pneumatics, hydraulics, steam, packaged units, lifting equipment, cryogenics), with good awareness of associated electrical and control systems
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.) preferred, not essential
Membership of an engineering institution and/or Incorporated Engineer or equivalent. Preferred, not essential
Minimum qualification L4 NQF (HNC)
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.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.