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Senior Manager - Engineering

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, England, Berkshire
£55450 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021
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AWE have an exciting new opportunity to join our Engineering leadership team providing direction and management of a professional engineering service in support of our CASD (continuous at sea deterrent) programme and AWE's strategic goals.

Senior Manager - Engineering

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £55,450 - £75,000 (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)

We are looking to appoint a senior manager to be a focal point for advice, information and expertise about policy, best practice, engineering knowledge and standards. You will provide due governance and management to meet relevant Nuclear Licence conditions, safety codes and quality standards.

Key Accountabilities include:

  • Provide leadership and governance to maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality across all areas of engineering with specific specialist knowledge within the nuclear environment

  • Provide leadership and optimise the delivery of engineering service

  • Provide improvement mechanisms based on current operating

  • Support and maintain a culture of zero accidents or incidents relating to occupational and personal safety, security, health issues and environmental matters

  • Act as a line manager, accountable for the mentoring, development, reporting and conduct of staff in your reporting chain

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislative documentation and standards, ensuring changes are disseminated and appropriately applied

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a team player

Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.

The ideal candidate will be at ease articulating technical complexities, able to chair technical and general meetings and direct work to meet the programme.

To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Previous experience of working in a technical environment with responsibility for the engineering lifecycle

  • Knowledge of legislation and standards relating to safety within engineering e.g. HSAWA, CDM and their application if needed

  • Previous experience leading multi-discipline teams

  • Accredited Honours degree or HNC/HND with suitable experience

  • Incorporated Engineer or equivalent

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent decision making and problem solving skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation and organisational skills

  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement skills

  • Member or Fellow of an engineering institution

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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