Senior Mechanical Engineer (Trials area)
AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to work within the Engineering Trials Delivery Unit of our Trials and Test delivery area, supporting environmental testing through design of experimental equipment, and research and provision of environmental testing capabilities. The successful candidate will work on a variety of challenging design and capability projects to meet the needs of engineering Trials, as well the delivery unit's research and development goals.
Location - Reading/Basingstoke area
Package - £42,650 - £58,000 (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)
Depending on experience, the successful candidate will also be supported to undertake assessment by the Design Authority to be accountable for ensuring the technical solutions developed meet the high standards of operational safety, performance and our customers' requirements.
What will you be responsible for?
Leading or supporting on the delivery design projects, including requirements capture, concept and detailed designs, design substantiation, operational documentation and producing validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions relating to environmental testing
Producing and delivering high-quality technical reports and presentations
Identifying and supporting opportunities for cost savings, efficiency savings and business improvement
Leading or supporting in managing partnerships
Producing high quality scoping documents, plans and estimates for future activities.
Maintaining a technical knowledge of environmental testing capabilities, developments in the field and areas of interest.
Aiding the development of junior engineers through formal and informal, technical mentoring
What will you need to be considered?
Proven experience of delivering projects with a consideration for quality, time, and cost
A strong technical mechanical engineering basis, including: skills in CAD, engineering drawings, design substantiation and legislation
Strong communication skills (both written and oral)
Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
Ideally you will have:
Strong skills in relevant CAD software and product lifecycle management packages (e.g. NX, Teamcenter)
Engineering analysis skills, experience with stress analysis via calculations and finite element analysis
Experience in working in an environmental testing environment with exposure to vibration/shock testing, acceleration testing or others
Ideally, candidates will have either a degree in a relevant STEM discipline, or hold a HNC/HND or NVQ Level 3 qualification supported by relevant experience.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role. Due to the nature of this role, we'd need the successful candidate to be able to work on site, in Aldermaston.