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Senior Systems Engineer

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

Job Details

AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Systems Engineer in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team, on a permanent basis. The candidate will be involved in helping to modernise, digitise, centralise and synergise capability in managing the product lifecycle efficiently, safely and securely through an integrated set of PLM processes. These PLM processes are in support of maintaining the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD).

Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,650 - £67,400 (dependant on 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

  • Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • 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 successful candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of product lifecycle management methodologies and tools, as they will be helping the organisation to deliver the people, process and technologies to meet goals with internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will also be involved in our in-flight transformation project and the under-arching change projects within it.

The key role responsibilities:

  • Understand, develop and manage PLM technical processes

  • Identify future PLM upgrade options and areas of under-utilised capabilities that will add value to the Business

  • Work with stakeholders and SMEs to enable sprints, project work and ensure delivery through the life of the project and assess future demand

  • Implement changes and new systems or programs within the group

  • Liaise with specialist PLM contractors and suppliers

  • Attend supplier briefings and conferences to stay up to date with new releases

  • Participate in Review, Learn and Improve activities and implement the outcomes to ensure the continued development and implementation of best practice

Candidates should have:

  • A Degree in Engineering, or an equivalent STEM-based discipline, equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent experience. A specialism in one or more of the following areas will be advantageous:

    • ITIL 3/4 experience

    • Member or Chartered Status of a Professional Organisation such as BCS

    • Working knowledge of computing and IS/IT trends and technologies

  • Experience in conducting technical assessments to draw sound conclusions and ability to communicate to non-technical audiences

  • Clear and concise communication approach, both oral and written

  • Strong and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure

  • An ability to prioritise a varied workload for self; ensuring timely deliver

  • A methodical approach to complex problem solving using technical knowledge.

  • Flexibility during times of change

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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