Handover/Contracts Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire
Closing date
25 Aug 2022

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Nuclear Industry
Job Type
Engineering Manager

Job Details

The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme, to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent.

To enable the successful delivery of this programme, we are seeking a Handover Manager who can manage, organise and control Handover activities on a portfolio of Projects or single Capital Project.

Handover / Contracts Manager

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £42,650 - £65,000 (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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Working closely with the Project team, you will play a pivotal role in the handover of a variety of projects in line with BSRIA soft-landing principals. It will require you to foster key stakeholder relationships with both internal and external customers to keep them informed of project status and any issues that may impact completion.

Though not to be considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate:

  • HNC or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline or have proven experience working in a similar environment

  • Experience delivering nuclear or conventional projects to BSRIA soft-landing principals

  • Strong interpersonal and influencing skills with the ability to work with cross functional teams

  • Relevant experience in a project delivery role ideally with MOD or other Government Organisation

  • An awareness of supply chain methodologies

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas. Experience working in a nuclear environment under licence conditions is desirable but not essential. Some UK and overseas travel maybe required 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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