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Construction Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£25000 - £35000 per annum
Closing date
4 Jul 2022
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AWE have an exciting new opportunity for a recent graduate to join their Construction Engineering team. Working on state-of-the-art capital and construction projects - some of which have never been done before - you'll be at the forefront of delivering a cutting-edge, sustainable environment for the future.

Construction Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Salary: £26,500 - £35,000 (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, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours, (blended site/working from home opportunities)

  • Attractive salary sacrifice scheme

  • Exceptional, organic career and professional development opportunities (including support with training)

  • Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body

This is a wonderful opportunity to gain exposure to areas of construction management operation, expertise, safety and management, which will stand you in good stead with developing an exciting and rewarding career within our delivery team.

Along with this, you will also:

  • Help maintain Construction function digital systems, records, repositories and registers to sustain compliance

  • Have strategic oversight of the construction central key deliverables and outputs to support organisational readiness and delivery of construction

  • Help develop/produce the AWE construction management policy, procedures and standards (safety & operational)

  • Support the management of expenditure and procurement, associated to the construction management overhead and training budgets

  • Collate, analyse, monitor and present technical data/information

  • Support and provide technical expertise to the functions subject matter experts (CDM, Work at Height, Temporary Works, Excavations) and Leadership team

What will you need to be considered?

  • Degree 'Hons' (or approaching completion) in an Engineering or Construction Management Build discipline

  • General appreciation of planning and working within a team to produce processes, standards and safe systems of work

  • Analytically/technically minded, with good problem-solving skills

  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to interact at all levels

  • Competent in composing and critiquing technical reports/documentation and in presenting technical data

  • High computer literacy skills. Competent in Microsoft packages (advanced excel/spreadsheet skills desirable)

  • An awareness/appreciation of environment, safety, health, Construction Design and Management (CDM), security and quality driven practices/policy - Training will be availed to uplift competency

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.


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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