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Security Maintenance Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
West Berkshire, Berkshire, England
Up to £35000 per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2022

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Do you have a background, experience, or knowledge of electronic security systems, and are keen to develop your experience with a company that gives you every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!

Security Maintenance Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: c. £35,000 (dependent on experience) + allowances

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

Supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what we do, therefore working with us is both exciting and challenging - in fact it's everything you would expect from a company that supports national security.

As a Craft Security Maintenance Specialist at AWE, your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead, planned and reactive maintenance activities on site security system equipment, specifically building intruder alarms, card access control systems, perimeter intrusion detection systems, CCTV and the Security management networked systems controlling these

  • Implement safe systems of work and work instructions, demonstrating understanding, competence, and adherence to all relevant legislative and company standards within area of responsibility

  • Act as a subject matter expert within a range of electronic security system fields demonstrating an in-depth working knowledge and technical advice to Customers and Stakeholders

  • Apply detailed knowledge and experience which could involve carrying out repairs, installations, modifications, replacement and testing to optimise plant and equipment availability

  • Ensure own and team's task execution, behaviour and completion of relevant documentation is suitable and sufficient to demonstrate compliance with Asset Management (Plant and Equipment) arrangements and AWE core values

  • To undertake technical investigations and generate reports to support modifications, abnormal events or design reviews

  • Train/mentor Craft Practitioners in problem solving and task diagnosis providing a positive role model for inexperienced staff and taking a lead role in team meetings

To be considered for these roles, you must have an engineering apprenticeship with a minimum NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in a relevant technical discipline or NVQ/Diploma level 2 plus industrial experience.

You will also need:

  • Suitable competency for working on or near electrical supplies

  • Ability to work as a lead team member including coaching other engineers in specialised roles

  • Basic computer literacy to utilise relevant business systems (e.g., Asset Management System)

  • Good interpersonal skills, written and verbal

  • Detailed knowledge and working experience of fault-finding techniques and methodologies

  • Understanding of the HASAWA

  • Understanding and experience of SSoWs

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work complete specific training to work in designated areas of site.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


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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