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Lead Instrumentation Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£33850 - £47000 per annum
Closing date
30 Aug 2022

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B2 Lead Instrumentation Engineer Profile

As a Lead Instrumentation Engineer in our Engineering Trials Delivery Unit, you will have the opportunity to drive the sensor application and data acquisition solutions to meet the customer's requirements for a diverse array of engineering trials. You will be expected to manage the related technical activities from novel concept to installation and testing. This role is ideally suited for a dynamic individual, with an attention to detail, and extensive experience in using data capture hardware and software.

Location - Reading area

Package - £33,850 - £47,000 (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, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

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

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

The idea candidate for this role will have considerable knowledge of environmental test equipment electronics or electrical test equipment, with the proven ability to fault-find and problem solve being essential. You will be expected to have management and leadership experience, be comfortable disseminating your knowledge to the less experienced members of the team and a range of trial stakeholders. Additionally, you will be expected to undertake routine calibration, receipt, inspection of equipment, and maintenance activities to support operational trials.

What will you be responsible for?

  • Providing trial instrumentation expertise to customers, to meet their technical requirements

  • Managing communication with trial stakeholders and organising or supervising junior colleagues

  • Designing, building, installing and testing of novel trial instrumentation systems

  • Reporting on your projects

  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electrical Workshop environment

  • Leading fault finding, problem solving, repair and maintenance of existing systems

  • Working alongside team members on electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems

  • Undertaking work in compliance with company processes, standards, and procedures

  • You may be required to carry out safety related roles

What will you need to be considered?

  • A great work ethic, you will work with other teams and agencies, as one project team

  • A willingness to pass on your extensive experience whilst keeping abreast of related technological developments

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills, with proven experience of leadership and management

  • Committed to continuous professional development, you will be qualified to HND level (or equivalent) in a related technical subject, professionally registered at (or working towards) IEng

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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