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Senior Authorised Person (Electrical)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£42650 - £63000 per annum
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

Job Details

AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Authorised Person / Experienced Authorising Engineer (Electrical) to provide expertise, leadership and professional engineering judgement for the effective implementation of technical engineering safety at AWE.

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,650 - £63,000 (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 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)

What will you be responsible & accountable for?

  • Setting standards and assessing competence of Authorised Person and Nominated Person resources

  • Reviewing suitability of safe systems of work for electrical maintenance delivery by AWE and contract personnel for compliance with electrical safety at work regulations

  • Control and review legislative records pertaining to engineering safety

  • Provide advice on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety at AWE

  • Provide intelligent customer for delivery of engineering safety within facility engineering

  • Provides technical support in resolving complex and multifaceted issues with regard to the Estate

  • Optimise the delivery of Engineering Safety Organisation

  • Make judgement on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety within area of authority

  • Influence and contribute to the development of AWE engineering safety policies

  • Approve live working

What will you need to be considered?

  • Good understanding of relevant British Standards

  • HNC/HND or equivalent suitable experience, such as EngTech MIET

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of maintaining LV Electrical, Control & Instrumentation equipment, such as power supply, telecoms, data centres and information systems architecture

  • Has held or holds an Authorising Engineer / Authorised Person appointment (AP12 or equivalent)

  • The ability to deliver engineering across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment

  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment

  • Experience of identifying, managing and reporting on electrical safety risks to senior management

  • Previous experience of leading the delivery of engineering services across the life of an asset

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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