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Senior Design Engineer - Control & Instrumentation

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

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Are you an experienced Design Engineer interested in ensuring the compliance of Engineering designs across multiple Facilities within the Conventional and Nuclear Projects' portfolio?

If so, this could be the role for you!

This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse team of people with an important mission to deliver. The role comes with excellent benefits including every other Friday off work!

Senior Design Engineer - C&I

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Package - £42,650 - £65,000 (dependent on 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)

Opportunities exist for candidates from a Control & Instrumentation background.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring engineering design solutions comply with all AWE and UK legal requirements together with AWE business case needs.

  • Reviewing designs for hardwired and computer based safety and control systems and process instrumentation.

  • Providing subject matter expertise and compliance advice in the areas of; the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017, Machinery Directive, Low Voltage Directive, EMC Directive, DSEAR and functional safety standards including BS EN 61508.

  • Safety Instrumented Systems design and verification.

  • Production of guidance and standards documentation.

  • Contributing to integrated safety when reviewing engineering designs.

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

  • An understanding of the design process to deliver either Conventional or Nuclear facilities, their building services and process plant and equipment

  • Previous design experience of multiple or discrete engineering packages of works that provide a design solution to a set of requirements in either the Conventional or Nuclear industries

  • Good technical and management skills including problem solving and decision making

  • Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel

Ideally, we would expect candidates to have a Degree or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent vocational qualification.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required (if applicable) once restrictions are lifted.


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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