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Mechanical/Materials Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£33850 - £59000 per annum
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Materials, Mechanical
Defence, Nuclear Industry
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AWE currently has exciting opportunities for Mechanical/Materials Engineers at various stages in their career, to be responsible for the through life management of our core Warhead design. If you are looking for a role that offers career progression, this is the role for you!

Nuclear Explosive Engineering and Through Life Management

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area (on-site role)

Salary: £33,850 - £59,000 (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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

The day-to-day activities and responsibilities of the role will depend on your skills and experience. You will likely lead or support the engineering design of warhead components, the management of obsolescence issues associated with legacy hardware, and the collation, interpretation and reporting of system monitoring activities.

Ideally you will have demonstrable experience of working on multi-disciplined projects and be familiar with most of the following areas:

  • Product Lifecycle Management including configuration management and quality control

  • Gathering technical data from multiple sources and disciplines and evaluating this to inform decision making and product stewardship through the full product life cycle

  • Preparing and delivering technical reports to present to senior and external stakeholders

  • Application of quality systems to engineered products

  • Demonstrable evidence of working to applicable design standards

  • Stakeholder management in a high pressure environment

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from knowledge and experience of:

  • Working in a nuclear, regulated, or other high hazard industry

  • Providing technical guidance and mentoring junior engineers

  • Applicable regulations, standards, and codes of practice, relative to the above subjects

  • Evaluating technical data and presenting data to stakeholders at all levels

To be considered for the role, ideally you will have an HNC/HND or degree in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment.

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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