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Warhead Mechanical Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£26500 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
10 Nov 2021
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AWE are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer to join the Warhead Engineering Team in support of AWE Programmes. This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified Craft Engineer looking to further their career in design engineering or a recent graduate who is looking to apply their degree with a company that offers superb training and development opportunities.

Warhead Mechanical Design Engineer

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £26,500 - £35,000 (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 (inclusive of Bank Holidays) 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

Within this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Under supervision, contribute to the delivery of conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements

  • Contribute to the production of high-quality reports and presentations

  • Work alongside Senior Engineers in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities

  • Apply the practical use of engineering methods, tools and processes

To be considered for the role, you must have either:

  • Completed a recognised apprenticeship scheme or an equivalent vocational qualification in a STEM discipline supported by practical experience

  • Have an HNC / HND or higher qualification in an engineering discipline

  • Proven experience working in a similar environment

Experience and knowledge, either through application and/or design and production of engineering drawing packs using BS 8888 is also required, alongside a knowledge of machines, tools and manufacturing processes with strong communication skills.

Ideally you will have demonstrable experience of working on designs and or post design services through product lifecycle using model-based engineering applications and engineering tools, such as Computer Aided Design Packages (NX) and Teamcenter and have the aptitude to use similar applications.

All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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