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Electronics Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£33850 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2022
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AWE have exciting new opportunities for Electronic Engineers to apply their technical knowledge on a variety of weapons related projects whilst also enjoying the benefits of a great work life balance that gives you every other Friday off.

Electronics Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £33,850 - £50,000 (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 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)

The Warhead Engineering Group are looking for a motivated and experienced Electrical/Electronics Engineer to focus on the verification of deployed electrical/electronic based systems.

The successful candidate will be working within a multi-disciplined team and should have a good background knowledge of electrical/electronic engineering. Ideally, the candidate will have had experience in producing a product from generating the specification, circuit design, development, and test and how to apply this knowledge to evaluate electrical / electronic circuit designs of others.

This role offers candidates the opportunity to gain the requisite depth of knowledge of warhead electrical systems so they can apply sound engineering principles to analyse these systems and develop their career with us.

Experience of electrical/electronic circuit fault finding, and circuit simulation would be advantageous

The role holder will be responsible for supporting the delivery, assessment, and test of electrical/electronic systems and components which will include:

  • Assessment of new designs for suitability for service use

  • Qualification of new components

  • Testing and assessment of components and systems as part of an ongoing surveillance programme

  • Specification of trials and surveillance activities

  • Engaging with US counterparts on surveillance and test activities

Candidates will need to have a degree qualification (or equivalent eg HNC plus vocational training) in electrical/electronic engineering, followed by relevant experience.

This is a great opportunity to develop your knowledge and expertise whilst learning about the practical use of Engineering methods, tools and processes in support of our important mission.

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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