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Principal Handover Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
£55450 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
29 Dec 2021
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The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme, to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent.

To enable the successful delivery of this programme, we are seeking an experienced Principal Handover Engineering Manager who can drive, deliver and execute key workstreams across multiple projects to ensure successful completion and full operational capability.

Principal Handover Engineering Manager

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £55,450- £85,000 (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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Acting as a focal point and signpost 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.

This role will involve leading a team of Handover Managers & Co-ordinators to successfully deliver projects to time, cost, quality and safety. This is a pivotal role which will require you to foster key stakeholder relationships with both internal and external customers.

Though not to be considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate:

  • Degree qualification, ideally Chartered, in an engineering discipline or have proven experience working in a similar environment

  • Experience delivering nuclear or conventional projects to BSRIA soft-landing principals

  • Ability to articulate technical complexities and have very good communication skills

  • Ability to deliver engineering capability across a manufacturing and/or research environment

  • An understanding and ability to apply applicable legislation and standards relevant to safety within engineering

  • Experience leading multi-discipline teams through the engineering lifecycle

  • An awareness of supply chain methodologies

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. Experience working in a nuclear environment under licence conditions is desirable but not essential. Some UK and overseas travel maybe 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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