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Senior Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Basingstoke, Hampshire / England, Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
4 Dec 2022

Job Details

AWE have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced Electrical/Electronic Engineer to apply their technical knowledge, on a variety of weapons related projects, to support the UK's Warhead programme whilst also enjoying the benefits of a great work life balance that gives you every other Friday off.

Senior Electrical/Electronics Engineer

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area (office based)

Salary: £42,650 - £67,400 (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
  • 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 as part of a small team of experienced engineers, this role offers candidates the opportunity to apply their domain knowledge and experience to gain the requisite depth of knowledge of warhead electrical systems so they can apply sound engineering principles to analyse these systems and develop their career with us.

Applicants should have experience in the designing, testing, and fault-finding of electrical/electronic equipment, with the ability to analyse and assess existing designs. Knowledge of the application of electronics to defence systems would be an advantage but not essential.

Whilst not to be considered a checklist, we would welcome applications from candidates who have the following knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Analogue circuit design

  • Digital circuit design,

  • Electronic circuit fault finding

  • Circuit simulation

  • Generation of requirements and specifications

  • Data analysis

This role will require someone who has:

  • The ability to make sound engineering judgments with limited data

  • The ability to undertake/manage trials and tests to verify component behaviour

  • Good written and oral communication skills

  • The ability to write clear and concise reports

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Delivery of formal presentations to peers, management, and customers

  • Use of MS Office and in-house applications.

Candidates will need to have a degree qualification (or equivalent e.g. HNC plus vocational training) in electrical/electronic engineering, followed by relevant experience.

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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