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Energetic Operations Team Leader

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
£42650 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
23 Aug 2022

Job Details

Energetic Operations Group is currently looking for a Team Leader, preferably with an Explosive, Engineering or Science background, to manage, develop, shape and lead the Offsite Explosive Trials team. The ideal candidate should have experience of successfully developing high-performing teams and a proven track record of people focus, driving delivery, performance, and continuous improvement.

This role is imbedded in the Trials and Test Tech Centre and primarily based in Aldermaston, but involves periodic travel and attendance to offsite trials elsewhere in the UK.

Package - £42,650 - £60,000 (Salary dependent on skills and experience)

Location - Reading area (with periodic travel and attendance to trials around the UK)

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, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • 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)

What will you be responsible for?

  • Leading, coaching and developing a team at a local level to deliver team and personal objectives safely and securely to meet our operational plans

  • Assessing staff performance, measured against agreed personal objectives

  • Continuing to embed the culture change to underpin a Future Ready capability

  • Managing resources in a safe, secure and cost-efficient manner

  • Ensuring that the work undertaken by the team is consistent with AWE strategy, policies, processes, procedures, and quality standards while minimising risk to delivery of the Integrated Technical Programme

  • Being responsible for the technical quality of the work undertaken by the team and/or teams through appropriate internal (i.e. with Subject Matter Experts) and external reviews

  • Maintaining a high level of knowledge and awareness in field of technical specialism; understanding the industry challenges and changes which could impact AWE

  • Helping to develop a robust succession plan, to ensure business continuity

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from having the following:

  • Experience in leading a successful team whilst adhering to Company policies and procedures

  • Significant proven experience delivering technical projects to time and quality

  • Strong technical leadership with the ability to develop internal/external technical collaborations and influence project direction

  • Proven track record of driving delivery, performance and continuous improvement

  • A degree in an engineering, scientific or STEM discipline, equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent experience

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the relevant security clearance.



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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