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Electrical Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£33850 - £57000 per annum
Closing date
27 Jul 2022

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AWE is currently recruiting for Electrical Design Engineers to join the Compliance function at AWE, providing appropriate design and compliance guidance to AWE's Engineering, Asset and Project communities.

Electrical Design Engineers

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary - £33,850 - £57,000 (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 (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

AWE is currently recruiting for Electrical Design Engineers to provide designs for the Facility Design Authority (FDA) such that utilities, infrastructure, engineering processes, equipment and facilities and compliant with legislation, standards and requirements associated with engineering design throughout the facility lifecycle.

Key accountabilities:

  • Maintain a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislative documentation/standards associated with design engineering

  • Ensure the design intent is maintained throughout the lifecycle

  • Engage with stakeholders at all levels to ensure overall design intent in maintained

  • Be the point of contact for electrical expertise

Whilst not considered a checklist, the successful candidate would benefit from having any of the following:

  • Knowledge and experience of electrical building services covering; LV, distribution, general power distribution, lighting systems, fire alarm systems, lightning protection systems, all in a diverse range of facilities

  • Knowledge of hazardous area installations (DSEAR/ATEX)

  • Knowledge of HV and LV distribution for Utility supplies

  • Previous experience in commercial, industrial, and regulated environments

  • Good knowledge of applicable regulations, standards, and codes of practice, relative to the above subjects

  • Experience in reading and interpreting technical drawings and interpret data in written/numerical form on electrical systems

To be considered for this role, candidates must hold HNC/HND or equivalent in relevant engineering discipline.

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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