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Authorising Engineer (Electrical)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, England, Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021
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Do you enjoy finding clever and pragmatic ways to get technically complex work done? Do you have a good knowledge of electrical safety regulations? Are you keen to develop your experience with a company that gives you every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!

Authorising Engineer (Electrical)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Package - £42,650 - £65,000 (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)

Working within our Engineering Safety Organisation, we are looking to appoint an experienced Authorising Engineer to act as the subject matter expert providing complex engineering input and judgement to a range of stakeholders to ensure the effective implementation of technical engineering safety at AWE.

This role will give you the opportunity to apply your expertise to influence and contribute to the development of AWE's engineering safety policies and act as the intelligent customer to range of stakeholders across our facilities in busy production and research environments.

As Authorising Engineer your role will involve:

  • Setting, managing and assessing standards for competence of Authorised, Nominated and Instructed Person resources

  • Managing and reviewing legislative records pertaining to engineering safety in your discipline

  • Providing advice and help others to navigate the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety at AWE

  • Supporting optimisation of the delivery of Engineering Safety Organisation at AWE

  • Facilitating delivery of the operation of systems involving pulsed power, x-ray, lasers, vacuum and hardware/software interlock safety systems

  • Assessing and helping to mitigate engineering safety risks using your technical and legislative knowledge and experiences, in areas such as:

    • Electrical Wiring Regulations 18th Edition / BS7671

    • Electrical Quality, Continuity Safety Regulations

    • Electrical Installation Test and Inspection

We will be looking for candidates to have previous experience working in a highly regulated environment where you have led the delivery of engineering services across the life of an asset.

Generalist experience in commercial and industrial environments, and specialisms in various research environments also sought.

This is an excellent opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

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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