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Senior Mechanical/Systems Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£42650 - £67500 per annum
Closing date
15 Feb 2022
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Senior Mechanical/Systems Engineer

AWE have an exciting new opportunity for an Engineer with a background in mechanical and systems engineering to apply their expertise within our Warhead Engineering team supporting both future and in-service projects.

The roles comes with an excellent benefits package which includes a 9 day fortnight working pattern!

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,650 - £67,400 (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)

This division of Warhead Engineering are responsible for maintaining the current container system, ensuring it is safe, secure, serviceable and meets the demands of both internal and external stakeholders, as well as supporting the development of a future container system. The team works on multiple projects from the concept phase, into service and through to disposal and are responsible for:

  • Requirements generation

  • Development of the Concept of Operations

  • Architecting and Design solutions

  • Verification and Validation activities (including both onsite and offsite trials management)

  • Stakeholder Engagement with other (international and domestic) government agencies and regulators

  • The development and delivery of viable technical solutions that meet customer requirements

  • Leading / Supporting project reviews for internal programmes and external contracts, including providing written reports and verbal briefs to management and stakeholders.

Candidates will need to be motivated, delivery focused engineers, capable of working within a team and engaging with various stakeholders from different disciplines, internal and external to the nuclear weapons enterprise. An appreciation of the company procedures and processes would be beneficial but not essential.

This is an excellent and exciting opportunity to join a multi-disciplinary team with a range of experiences. The role will provide the successful candidate with a wider appreciation of the UK's nuclear weapon enterprise, responsibility in delivering CASD and cross enterprise engagement at all levels.

To be considered for the role, you will have a degree or higher qualification in an engineering discipline OR proven equivalent experience working in a similar environment. An appreciation of Systems Engineering methods, tools and processes will be required.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to undertake occasional travel 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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