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Facility Engineer (Electrical, Mechanical OR Civil)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£33850 - £50800 per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2022

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Working within our Facility Engineering team, we are looking to appoint an experienced Engineer to deliver professional engineering services across our buildings, plant and infrastructure.

The hiring manager would love to receive applications from individuals with either a mechanical, electrical or civil engineering background.

Facility Engineer

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

Salary: £33,850 - £50,800 (dependent on skills and 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

Responsibilities will include:

  • Apply your expertise in engineering to deliver engineered solutions for the assessment, construction and maintenance of site buildings, plant and infrastructure

  • Use interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders regarding solutions or work packages applicable to the design or decommissioning phases, or through life projects

  • Propose and quantify, through various criteria, required works to ensure safety and quality and maximise availability, in accordance with the design intent, as built standards and through life performance; identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures

  • Fulfil the role of intelligent customer, ensuring business objectives and requirements of managed engineering solutions or activities are met by internal or external service providers

  • Demonstrate adherence to company management system requirements, relevant technical standards & legislation, and business controls

This role will give you the opportunity to work for one of the area's largest employers where you will be able to develop your expertise whilst making a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of our business.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in some or all of the following:

  • Building structural assessment, foundation design, potable water and drainage design, seismic assessment, structural analysis, highways design, quantity surveying and construction site supervision.

  • A good awareness of relevant legislation and supporting Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and common industry standards

  • Experience within the higher hazard / regulated industries (e.g. nuclear, petro-chem, pharma etc.) preferred, not essential

  • Membership of an engineering institution and/or Incorporated Engineer or equivalent. Preferred, not essential

  • Minimum qualification L4 NQF (HNC)

  • We will consider individuals from an electrical, mechanical or civil engineering background

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

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country's nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and disabled people.


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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