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Mechanical Engineer (Plant & Building Services)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£33850 - £42000 per annum + + Allowance
Closing date
28 Nov 2022

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AWE have exciting new opportunities for Mechanical Engineers, with experience of working within a Plant & Building Services environment, to apply their technical expertise on a variety of projects whilst also enjoying the benefits of a great work life balance that gives you every other Friday off.

Mechanical Engineer (Plant & Building Services)

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area

Package - £33,850 - £42,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) + Allowance

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 (inclusive of 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

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

Working within our Facility Engineering team, we are looking to appoint experienced Mechanical Engineers to deliver professional engineering services across our plant and equipment. This will include:

  • Applying your expertise in mechanical building services and associated plant to deliver engineered solutions within the operations lifecycle; use interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders regarding solutions or work packages applicable to the design or decommissioning phases, or through life projects

  • Propose and quantify, through various criteria, required works to ensure safety and quality and maximise availability, in accordance with the design intent, as built standards and through life performance; identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures

  • Fulfilling the role of intelligent customer, ensuring business objectives and requirements of managed engineering solutions or activities are met by internal or external service providers. Demonstrate adherence to company management system requirements, relevant technical standards & legislation, and business controls

  • Applying Maintenance & Reliability Principles; enact as directed by planning, output from Failure Modes & Effects Analysis. Analyse relevant metrics and contribute to KPI and other reporting as required. Assist in Reliability Centred Maintenance planning and perform Root Cause Analysis

This role will give you the opportunity to work for one of the area's largest employers where you will be able to develop your expertise whilst making a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of our business.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in some or all of the following:

  • Mechanical building services (HVAC, water systems etc.) and industrial processes (compressed gases & pneumatics, hydraulics, steam, packaged units, lifting equipment, cryogenics), with good awareness of associated electrical and control systems

  • A good awareness of relevant legislation and supporting ACOP, and common industry standards

  • Experience within the higher hazard / regulated industries (e.g. nuclear, petro-chem, pharma etc.) preferred, not essential

  • Membership of an engineering institution and/or Incorporated Engineer or equivalent. Preferred, not essential

  • Minimum qualification L4 NQF (HNC)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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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