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Deputy Head of Technology Centre

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
Closing date
11 Nov 2021
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Job Details

AWE is looking for Deputy Head of Technology Centre.

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 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:

This is a key role in the delivery of the AWE mission and programme. You will provide deputy leadership of a Technology Centre (TC) to deliver Operations in a compliant, safe, secure, and cost-effective manner. The role is key in shaping the transformation of the TC to ensure continued evolution of AWE management team, delivery of process improvements, and transition of new capabilities.

As a Deputy Head of TC we will be looking for you to play a pivotal role in driving cultural change and have a commitment to operational excellence to continuously improve manufacturing and business performance.

We are looking for individuals who put our values of Pride, Innovation, Trust and Excellence at the heart of what they do and model the core leadership behaviours of setting direction, engaging people and delivering results. You will need gravitas and resilience to engage with and influence those at the most senior levels to deliver our mission.

In addition to the above, we will also be looking for candidates to have:

  • Strong business and commercial acumen

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

  • An ability to act as an ambassador for AWE demonstrating excellent interpersonal, engagement and presentation skills

  • A track record in a leadership position within a relevant regulated/quality focussed manufacturing environment

  • 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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