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Senior Facility Engineer (Mechanical)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2022

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Facility Engineer to deliver and lead professional engineering services, to enable the Principal Asset Engineer in fulfilment of the strategy for the upkeep of all assets and equipment AWE needs in order to deliver the Programme.

Location - Reading area

Package - £42,650 - c£65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

The Role:

  • Apply extensive domain and technical knowledge for design intent, as-built standards and system performance through life for engineered systems and structures
  • Interpret and deliver the requirements of complex and high profile issued tasks from the Asset Engineering Solutions order book (including troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required), and make evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within area of responsibility
  • Lead and advise engineers within bounds of own specialism in the delivery of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems
  • Identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures, and follow up on actions
  • Inform department or project engineering strategies
  • Demonstrate adherence to management system requirements and relevant technical standards and advises others how to adhere efficiently
  • Engage with company delivery and administrative requirements; report own and team progress honestly and clearly, communicate in an engaging manner, support performance management
  • Optimise the delivery of Operations Engineering

We would love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • An HNC with suitable additional mechanical-relate experience to Incorporated Engineer equivalent level
  • Membership of an engineering institution
  • The ability to lead mechanical engineering delivery across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment
  • Experience of leading delivery of facilities design engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset

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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