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Senior Measurement Scientist - Electronic Engineering

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£41950 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

Job Details

How would you like the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in a role which also gives you every other Friday off work? That is the reality of AWE!

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Measurement Scientist to lead the design, characterisation, procurement, installation, commissioning and in-service support of radiological instrumentation across our Sites.

Senior Measurement Scientist - Electronic Engineering

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £41,950 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) + Allowance

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 & conditions apply)

Within Radiological instrumentation the team use electronic engineering, embedded systems and detector physics knowledge to design novel radiation detection and measurement equipment to meet regulatory need. We tackle a range of projects from low TRL investigations and prototypes through to production ready designs that are licenced to external manufacturers for production. We also use our skills to perform evaluations of new equipment and provide solutions for in service equipment problems.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  • Task Management of apprentices and less experience staff; ensuring their safety and competence is upheld

  • Ensure the technical and financial success of large radiological instrumentation projects

  • Delivery of complex products and architectures to Customers at agreed costs

  • Issue of technical documentation for large instrumentation projects/service delivery

  • Timely delivery of radiological products to customers at agreed cost

  • Design, build and test complex products and architectures which meet project deliverables

  • Seek and identify new instrumentation/equipment with the potential to improve company plant and processes

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player

  • Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system

To be considered for these roles, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate:

  • Qualifications to minimum HND (preferably Degree or Chartered) or equivalent level of knowledge in electronics, engineering or physics discipline

  • Strong stakeholder communication skills

  • An ability to draw schematics and printed circuit board layouts

  • Experience participating in projects at all stages of development

  • Ability perform structured statistical analysis of complex data

  • Previous supervisory experience

  • Experience working in a design, development and metrology environment

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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