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Project Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£33850 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
17 Aug 2022

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Design, Project Engineering
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AWE are recruiting for Project Engineers to directly support our Engineering Management Team by maintaining the Design Intent and Design Information Configuration from facility design inception through to project handover to the operational phase. This is a great opportunity for Engineers form any discipline to further their career working on interesting and unique projects.

Project Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Salary: £33,850 - £45,000 (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 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)

As a key member of the Engineering Team, the Project Engineer will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with a range of stakeholders to support our critical mission in keeping the Nation safe.

This will include supporting the Engineering Manager's to provide facility designs, reviewing engineering requirements and preparing draft specifications and briefs. Whilst experience of working in a regulated environment (nuclear and/or explosives) is preferred, it is not essential.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in assessing the suitability of the facility design for the next phase of the lifecycle (e.g. tender; construction; commissioning; handover)

  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in their delivery of their Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Supporting oversight of the facility design as it develops via facilitating routine reviews

  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in managing the Design Intent and Design Information Configuration from inception through to project handover

  • Providing functional support in identifying and implementing change, development and improvement

  • Setting up meetings and reviews and managing stakeholders

  • Gathering data and technical information to support the project

  • Acting as first point of contact for technical queries

  • Maintaining technical query and change registers

  • Producing draft project governance documents; plans certificates etc.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • HNC/HND with suitable additional experience

  • Ability to delivery of cross-discipline design packages in a multi-discipline environment

  • Capable of maintaining design information configuration control for the life of a project

  • Some experience of delivering projects using structured methodologies

  • Capable of supporting the role of Principal Designer under CDM Regulations

  • Experience developing and delivering design solutions

All candidates must be 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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