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Warhead Electrical Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£33850 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2022

Job Details

AWE have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Electrical Engineer 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.

Warhead Electrical 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 (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)

The Warhead Engineering Group are looking for a motivated and experienced Electrical Engineer to work as part of a multidiscipline team supporting the delivery of conceptual and detail designs for electrical engineering solutions.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Contribute to the production and delivery of technical reports and presentations

  • Contribute to the delivery of the system from concept to realisation

  • Support the progress of designs through product lifecycle

  • Understand the hazards and associated risks of any work conducted

  • Maintaining and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality

Applicants will need to have experience in electrical engineering design and specifications with experience of using design tools such as CAD / CAE as well as product realisation and manufacturing techniques.

The ideal candidate would have experience in digital circuit design and digital design experience using Verilog or VHDL. Previous experience using Siemens EDA software, Teamcenter and the generation of manufacturing drawings is desired, although further training will be provided if needed.

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

  • Testing and evaluating designs, installations, systems and analysing data

  • Recording and analyses of test data

  • Preparing documentation, writing reports and giving presentations

  • Designing and Drawing circuit diagrams

  • Experience programming embedded systems

  • Digital design experience using Verilog or VHDL

  • Experience in digital design verification using Universal Verification Methodology (UVM)

  • Verifying compliance with electrical and construction safety regulations

To be considered for the role you would ideally have an HNC/HND or degree qualification in an engineering 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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