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RADAR Integration Technical Lead

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£42650 - £67400 per annum
Closing date
17 May 2022

Job Details

Do you have a background in RADAR and would like to apply your expertise to support our important mission?

This is a rare opportunity to be the technical lead helping to grow and develop a team of engineers focused on integration requirements for current and future systems at AWE.

The role comes with great benefits including a working pattern that gives you every other Friday off!

Radar Integration Technical Lead

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area (Office Based)

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)

Using your expertise in RADAR, this role will require you to work with a team of highly motivated engineers to apply engineering methods, tools and processes to support existing RADAR systems and identify performance and integration requirements for future systems.

This will comprise:

  • Developing a thorough understanding of current designs and systems

  • Working collaboratively at System level to help define future requirements and verification/validation plans

  • Identifying and outlining the requirements for modelling and simulation of designs

  • Managing the prototyping construction, configuration and testing of circuits and sub-assemblies for evaluation

  • Working with design engineers from component and sub-assemblies to develop acceptance, integration and verification plans

  • Electrical, Functional and Mechanical interfacing of radar sub-systems with wider systems and the environment

  • Supporting collaborative working with other teams and agencies

  • Supporting the development of radiation hardening strategies for the radar system

  • Developing Trial Requirements and Plans for evaluation of designs

Key Skills/Experience (Essential)

  • Knowledge and experience of Radar Designs and Techniques

  • Knowledge and experience of RF Systems Integration

Key Skills/Experience (Advantageous)

  • Knowledge and experience of testing RF circuits and assemblies in a range of environments and using RF test equipment

  • Excellent Communication skills and the ability to mentor other team members

  • Knowledge and experience of Systems Engineering and Project Management

  • Knowledge and experience of design tools (i.e. Matlab, Simulink, NI LabView, Mentor Graphics)

  • Knowledge and experience of RF and analogue circuit design

  • Knowledge and experience of digital design techniques

  • Knowledge and experience of testing circuits and assemblies in a range of environments

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.

This role will require occasional travel within the UK and to our peer laboratories in the US once travel restrictions are lifted.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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