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Design Engineering Manager - Nuclear

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
13 Dec 2022

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Engineering Manager

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How would you like the opportunity to apply your technical expertise in a role which also gives you every other Friday off work?

That is the reality at AWE!

Supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what we do, therefore working with us is both exciting and challenging - in fact it's everything you would expect from a company that supports national security.

Design Engineering Manager - Nuclear

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Package: £42,650 - £65,000 (dependent on 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 (inclusive of Bank holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • 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)

Our Engineering Managers are the focal point within our Engineering organisation supporting our existing and new high hazard nuclear facilities and operations.

In this role you will provide management of a professional engineering service in support of the CASD Programme and the company's strategic goals. You will be responsible for maintaining a live safety case for a facility including managing the production of engineering design substantiation and assessments which demonstrate that our new and existing assets (facilities, infrastructure, plant and equipment), are safe to operate and are compliant with legislation, Nuclear Licence Conditions, standards and requirements throughout the asset lifecycle.

Able to work across functions, providing a supportive interface between the Facility, Safety Case Subject Matter Experts and Technical Authorities we will be looking for you to have some of the following knowledge and experience:

  • Working in a highly regulated environment (preferably nuclear) with responsibility for ensuring the quality and timely delivery of engineering design and outputs which underpins continuous safe operations

  • Working in a multi-discipline environment with responsibility for the engineering design and guardianship of high integrity assets through the whole life cycle

  • Articulating technical complexities, able to direct work and team to meet the programme

  • Nuclear design substantiation

  • Working in an Explosives facility (desirable but not essential)

  • Legislation and standards relating to nuclear safety within engineering e.g. HSAWA, CDM and their application if needed

Ideally, candidates will be professionally registered (Incorporated or equivalent with equivalent academic qualifications (HNC/HND)).

All 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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