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Senior Electronic Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£42000 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
1 Sep 2022

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
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AWE's Nuclear Threat Reduction (NTR) division is recruiting for a highly organised, proactive, and strategically minded electronic engineer to coordinate key technical areas of work in support of NTR's Arms Control Verification Research programme. The hiring manager is willing to consider applications from electronic engineers who are at different stages of their careers.

Location - Reading area (with an opportunity for hybrid working)

Package - £42,000 - £60,000 (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:

  • A market leading contributory pension scheme
  • A 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
  • AWE Life Insurance
  • Opportunities to travel for conferences and collaboration on international research projects
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

What will you be required to do?

As a Senior Specialist, you will be required to lead technical activities in support of the Equipment Integrity part of AWE's Arms Control Verification Research programme. Specifically, you will contribute to the development and examination of electronic equipment to be deployed for arms control applications. You will also be responsible for supporting senior management in ensuring delivery of the programme, leading technical projects and interacting with a wide range of stakeholders, both nationally and internationally. Your duties will include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Coordinating strategic direction of the technical programme
  • Maintaining progress against the roadmap by delivering technical research to support programme objectives
  • Supporting collaborations with our international partners
  • Supporting academic interactions and graduate placements
  • Ensuring compliance with environmental, safety and health (ESH) regulations, e.g., work supervisor for labs

What will you need to be considered?

  • Experience of either digital electronics and/or software development
  • A demonstrable ability to solve technical challenges
  • Good stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Task/project management experience and strong organisational skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Although not essential, we are particularly interested in individuals with one or more of the following:

  • Knowledge of digital design using microprocessors and field-programmable gate arrays
  • Experience of embedded software development
  • Experience of developing software for analysis of data and control of equipment
  • Experience of formal methods and code verification
  • Experience of printed circuit board design
  • An understanding of electronic and mechanical systems integration

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. This role will also require occasional travel within the UK and overseas.




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