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High Voltage Electrical / Electronic Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£33850 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2022

Job Details

AWE have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Engineer or Physicist to apply their technical expertise 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.

High Voltage Electrical / Electronic Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area (Office Based)

Salary: £33,850 - £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 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)

Working within our Warhead Engineering Group this role will give you the opportunity to be part of a multidiscipline team responsible for the design, manufacture, assembly and testing of high voltage firing systems. Currently made up of around 12 engineers and scientists, the team works together with our peers in the USA to develop capability and understanding of all aspects of these specialist products from the underpinning science through to system qualification. Challenges are varied from fundamental electronic system design through to understanding the impact on performance when subjected to space flight, radiation or vehicle accident. We have our own laboratories to support this mission.

Applicants will need to have a good understanding of electrical / electronic design, manufacture and test though candidates of all experience levels should apply as we have a range of roles and salaries available to suit the individual.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates would also benefit from knowledge of ANY of the following:

  • High voltage stored power systems

  • High voltage switching (semiconductor, spark gap etc)

  • Switch mode power supply systems

  • Transformers and inductors - specification, design and manufacture

  • Circuit schematic generation, simulation or PCB layout

  • Small electrical / electronic product assembly - soldering, cable assembly

  • Electronic product testing

  • Human factors

  • Packaging and mechanical hardening of electrical / electronic systems

To be considered for the role you will have an HNC/HND or degree qualification in an engineering or physics discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

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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