The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme, to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent.
To enable the successful delivery of this programme, we are seeking an experienced Mechanical Engineering professional who can apply their technical expertise to drive, deliver and execute key workstreams across multiple projects.
Principal Mechanical Design Engineer
Location: Reading / Basingstoke area (office based)
Package: £55,450- £75,000 (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
AWE Life Insurance
Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body
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)
As a key member of the Warhead Engineering Team, we are interested in engaging with candidates who have an extensive experience managing mechanical or chemical designs and specifications and are interested in developing their career with us.
This role will involve developing warhead components and sub-systems that contain pressurised equipment, mechanical structures, electrical sensors and chemical interfaces. The successful candidate will be working with a multi-disciplined team made up of Engineers, Physicists and Material Scientist to provide concepts, prototypes and validated engineered solutions to support Replacement Warhead technologies.
As a Principal Mechanical Design Engineer within a matrix organisation, your role will span a range of responsibilities:
Negotiating requirements and interfaces
Planning and managing the engineering development
Providing verification and test plans for engineering trials and tests
Providing system level documentation and presentations for periodic reviews
Reviewing and approving designs to ensure that the products meets customer requirements
This is a uniquely hybrid role that will give you the opportunity to combine your technical ability with leading a team. Degree qualified, and ideally Chartered, you will also benefit from great interpersonal skills and a sound understanding of System Engineering processes and techniques.
Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would also benefit from knowledge of ANY of the following:
PSSR and pressure vessel design codes
Product testing and validation techniques
Fluid dynamics and hydraulic systems
Nuclear Safety assessment techniques
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be able to regularly travel to the US for partnering opportunities once restrictions on travel are lifted.