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Group Leader Operations Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
Closing date
11 Nov 2021
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AWE is looking for Group Leader Operations Manager.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Job Purpose:

Integral and highly influential part of the leadership of the Trials and Test Technology Centre Management Team with specific accountability for the leadership of all operations that deliver the capability services in the order book in a compliant, safe, secure and cost-effective manner.

As Group Leader Operations Manager we will be looking for you to drive performance improvement and cultural change in shaping and transforming existing and new conventional environmental and explosives trials capabilities.

We will be looking for individuals who lead with humility and professionalism, who put our AWE values at the heart of what they do and model the core leadership behaviours of setting direction, engaging people and delivering results.

In addition to the above, we will also be looking for candidates to have the following experience and attributes;

  • Leadership of a diverse and multidisciplinary team of managers and technical operatives to deliver all task outputs included in the order book, to schedule, cost and quality. (order book value ~£20M)

  • Maintain demonstrably safe operational control of processes and capabilities within the regulatory framework

  • Leadership of operational strategy and drive senior stakeholder engagement with industry and academia (including international partners)

  • Ensure operational availability of plant and equipment in support of the capability

  • Lead innovation and change - Create a culture to deliver improvements in performance in all aspects of operations

  • Proven negotiating and influencing skills with the ability to convince through personal credibility

  • An ability to provide inspirational leadership to a team with diverse skills and experience and build a high performing team

  • Have experience operating confidently at a strategic level and to assimilate and analyse information quickly in order to assess and debate complex issues at the highest level

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required once restrictions are lifted.



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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