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Senior Warhead Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£55450 - £85000 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2022
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AWE is at a once in a generation moment - managing the in-service Trident warhead and embarking on the development of a replacement warhead. The unique challenges require innovative and enquiring minds of engineers to ensure the safety, performance, and reliability of the UK's nuclear deterrent.

The Warhead Engineering group at AWE is looking for a highly motivated technical manager of people with a background in electronics, mechanical engineering or applied physics.

Senior Warhead Engineering Manager

Location: Berkshire

Salary: £55,450 - £80,000 (dependent on 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 role will involve the line and task management of a multidisciplinary team of electronics engineers, mechanical engineers and physicists delivering electronic and mechanical sensing devices to meet programme demand.

Accountable for management of staff, laboratories and technical programme delivery, the right candidate will also be able to input into long term strategic planning to build a sustainable capability.

  • Accountable for leading, coaching and developing a team to deliver team and personal objectives and safely and securely meet our operational plans and stakeholder requirements

  • Assessing staff performance, measured against agreed personal objectives and accountabilities, and taking corrective action to improve performance where necessary via appropriate management interventions

  • Responsible for the technical quality of the work undertaken by the team and/or teams through appropriate internal and external reviews

  • Providing an agile capability, delivering critical skills and resources aligned to the business requirements which underpin the programme

  • Maintaining a very high level of knowledge and awareness in the field of technical specialism; understanding the industry challenges and changes which could impact AWE

If you think you have what it takes to inspire scientist and engineers to engineer the extraordinary and directly shape the future of our nuclear deterrent, apply now for a role to help with:

  • Delivering hardware at all life cycle phases from 'cradle to grave'

  • Inspiring and developing our engineers and scientists of the future

  • Ensuring we have the right people, processes and plant to deliver our current and future programmes

  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective and safe, today and into the future.

To be considered for these roles, you will have an HNC / HND or higher qualification in an engineering or scientific discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills. A proven track record of driving delivery, performance and continuous improvement and demonstrable working appreciation of financial and business requirements.

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



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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