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Electrical Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£33850 - £44000 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2022

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Design, Electrical
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AWE is currently recruiting for an Electrical Design Engineer to provide Engineering capability to the Trials and Test Technology Centre Sub-Function in support of AWE Programmes. This role offers excellent career development opportunities, working in a company that gives you every other Friday off!

Location - Reading area

Package - £33,850 - c£44,000 (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 Holiday's, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Opportunities for professional development, including funding of a professional membership, support with chartership through onsite mentors & coaches and an established career development scheme

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

The Role

This role offers exciting opportunities, working in a modern Peta-Watt Laser facility to research high energy density plasma physics, which occurs at the heart of a nuclear explosion or the interior of a star. Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Working with science biased teams to develop electrical designs and engineering solutions from the ground up

  • Producing conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for electrical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements.

  • Working closely with technical teams to ensure standards & budgets are met

  • Coordinating the production and maintenance of electrical drawings

  • Using AutoCAD to deliver panel layouts, circuit diagrams & BoMs

  • Contributing to building configuration baselines

  • Delivering high-quality technical reports and presentations

  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement

  • Supporting the Senior Engineer in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities

The hiring manager would be interested in receiving applications from individuals with a Degree/HND/NVQ4 level in STEM vocational qualification, supported by practical experience or equivalent. While we welcome applications from developing Engineers, ideally you will have demonstrable experience in:

  • Working with complex systems using innovative science and technology

  • Experience working with safety circuits & machinery

  • Familiar with electrical load calculations

  • Working with electrical systems, distributed camera systems, network-controlled systems, PLC controlled systems or motion control systems

  • Mentoring and coaching others

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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