AWE have exciting new opportunities for experienced Mechanical Engineers to apply their technical expertise on a variety of weapons related projects whilst also enjoying the benefits of a great work life balance that gives you every other Friday off.
Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area
Salary: £33,850 - £50,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)
AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:
Market leading contributory pension scheme
Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
Flexible working hours
Salary sacrifice scheme
Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
The Mechanical Engineering Group are looking for a motivated and experienced Design Engineer to develop components and sub-systems for a wide range of products including but not limited to precision electro-mechanical assemblies, structural components and pressure vessels. The successful candidate will be working within a multi-disciplined team.
Responsibilities will include:
Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality requirements, technical models, drawings, reports and presentations
Contribute to the delivery of the system from concept to realisation.
Maintaining and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality.
Applicants will need to have experience in mechanical engineering design and specifications with experience of using design tools such as CAD / CAE as well as product realisation and manufacturing techniques. Ideally previous experience of 3D solid modelling (Siemens NX), Teamcenter and the generation of manufacturing drawings, although further training will be provided if needed.
Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates would also benefit from knowledge of ANY of the following:
High powered lasers
Product Lifecycle Management
Joining techniques - adhesives, welding, brazing
Finite Element Analysis
Product testing and commissioning
Tooling, jigs and fixtures
To be considered for the role you would ideally have an HNC/HND or degree qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.
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.