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Senior Systems Engineer

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

Job Details

Are you an experienced Engineer, who has the ability, to see the bigger picture, and apply your working knowledge of engineering, science and systems thinking to support unique and essential projects for the UK's nuclear deterrent? If so, the Warhead Systems Engineering Team could have a career for you. We are looking for motivated and experienced individuals to lead and apply Systems Engineering and Systems Thinking to mechanical, electronic, safety, security or nuclear projects and are interested in developing their career with us.

Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area (office based)

Package: £42,650 - £65,000 (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:

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and international collaboration

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

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

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Salary sacrifice benefits scheme

The difference you'll make in this role:

  • Leading on the delivery of requirements, conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for engineering solutions across multiple lifecycle phases

  • Producing and delivering high-quality technical reports and presentations

  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and improvements

  • Leading and managing stakeholder partnerships

  • Supporting the training and development of less experienced engineers through formal and informal mentoring

  • Applying the behaviours of a systems thinker and to select and apply appropriate systems thinking skills to solve complex problems and implement constructive change

The key skills & experience you'll bring:

  • HNC/HND or degree qualification in a science or engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment

  • Proven experience of delivering engineering projects with a consideration for quality, time, and cost

  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Strong communication and exceptional soft skills to work with people and teams to both discover and share key information

  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills

  • Ability to balance / prioritise your work around programme and technical requirements

  • Ability to convey complex and technical issues to diverse audiences

Warhead Engineering are committed to investing in your development through mentoring, coaching and support, to enable you to develop and grow in role.

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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