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Engineering Analyst

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, West Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
27 Jan 2022

Job Details

AWE currently have an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Analyst to apply their expertise within our Engineering function to support unique and challenging weapons related projects that underpin the crucial work we do at AWE.

Engineering Analyst

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,650 - £65,000 (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 Holiday's, 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)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Translating customer requirements into analysis deliverables

  • Partnering with customers and other stakeholders to articulate analysis results in a clear, easy to understand manner

  • Applying model verification/validation and quality assurance procedures

  • Applying static/transient mechanical/thermal analysis, including non-linear implicit and/or explicit methodologies

  • Applying linear and non-linear FEA methods

  • Maintaining and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality

A background in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or related discipline will be required for this role and whilst not considered a check list, it would be desirable if candidates can demonstrate some of the following:

  • Experience of material characterisation and calibration of material models

  • Experienced in using commercial FEA codes, particularly ANSYS, ABAQUS and LS-DYNA

  • Experienced in using commercial pre-processors such as Altair HyperMesh and ANSYS Workbench / Mechanical

  • Experience of multi-physics coupling, non-linear thermal/mechanical, blast, shock, aero, SPH, Euler/Lagrange, Modal and Modal Superposition

  • An understanding and/or experience of the testing techniques used to acquire mechanical/thermal material property data

  • Practical experience of using PLM and CAD systems - experience of using Siemens Teamcenter and NX particularly desirable

  • Experience of using Linux based HPC systems and batch submission systems

  • Experience of scripting and coding in languages such as Python and C++

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to interact with peers internationally including presenting at specialist conferences.


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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