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Warhead Mechanical CAD Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England / England, Hampshire, Basingstoke
£33850 - £48000 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2023

Job Details

AWE has exciting opportunities for Mechanical Design Engineers to join our Warhead Engineering Team and apply their expertise in support of AWE's Weapon Projects.

These are wonderful opportunities for experienced CAD Design Engineers looking for a fresh challenge or for qualified Precision Machinists with CAD experience looking to further their career.

Excellent career progression and benefits.

Warhead Mechanical CAD Engineers

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area (Office Based)

Salary: £33,850 - £48,000 (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:

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Salary sacrifice benefits scheme

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

Within this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Produce and deliver conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation, and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements to company standards

  • Produce calculations and analysis in support of the above when necessary

  • Maintenance of design history

  • Support technical reviews and give presentations on design solutions when necessary

  • Work with Senior Engineers in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities

  • Apply the practical use of engineering methods, tools, and processes

  • Technical leadership/mentoring of junior staff, Apprentices & Graduates

  • Maintain and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality

Applicants will need to have experience and knowledge in Mechanical Engineering Design and specifications to produce fully defined engineering drawing packs to BS 8888 using PLM and CAD systems. Experience of using Siemens, Teamcenter and NX particularly desirable although further training will be provided if needed.

Whilst not considered a checklist, we will expect candidates to be able to demonstrate some of the following as further training will be given:

  • Experience of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • Experienced in using Computer Aided Design systems

  • Practical experience of Machine tools and manufacturing processes

  • Application and knowledge of British and ISO Standards

  • Application and knowledge of Material selection

  • An understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Proven experience in a Design Office environment

  • An ability to work with a range of stakeholders (technical & non-technical)

All 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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