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Systems Engineer (Product Lifecycle Management)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Hampshire, Basingstoke / Berkshire, England
£33850 - £43000 per annum
Closing date
2 Mar 2023

Job Details

AWE is currently recruiting for a Systems Engineer in the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team. The candidate will be involved in helping to modernise, digitise, centralise, and synergise capability in managing the product lifecycle efficiently, safely, and securely through an integrated set of PLM processes. These PLM processes are in support of maintaining the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD).

Systems Engineer (Product Lifecycle Management)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £33,850.00 - £43,000.00 (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:

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off
  • Flexible working hours
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • 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
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • Partial work from home options are also available.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate an excellent understanding of product lifecycle management methodologies and tools, as they will be helping the organisation to deliver the people, process, and technologies to meet goals with internal and external stakeholders. The candidate will also be involved in our in-flight transformation project, ODIN, and the under-arching change projects within it. Training on the job will be provided.

The key role responsibilities are:

  • To have a good understanding, develop and be able to manage PLM technical processes
  • Identify future PLM upgrade options and areas of under-utilised capabilities that will add value to the Business
  • Work with stakeholders and SMEs to enable sprints, project work and ensure delivery through the life of the project
  • Work with the BRM, PLM Product and Delivery Manager to assess future demand
  • Implement changes and new systems or programs within the group
  • Liaise with specialist PLM contractors and suppliers
  • Attend supplier briefings and conferences to stay up to date with new releases
  • Participate in Review, Learn and Improve activities and implement the outcomes to ensure the continued development and implementation of best practice
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs

To be successful for this role, we would like you to have:

  • A Degree in Engineering, or an equivalent STEM-based discipline, equivalent NQF level 6 qualification or equivalent experience. A specialism in one or more of the following areas will be advantageous:
  • ITIL 3/4 experience.
  • Member or Chartered Status of a Professional Organisation such as BCS
  • Working knowledge of computing and IS/IT trends and technologies
  • Working level of experience in conducting technical assessments to draw sound conclusions and ability to communicate to non-technical audiences
  • Clear and concise communication approach, both oral and written
  • Strong and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload for self, ensuring timely deliver
  • Methodical approach to complex problem solving using technical knowledge
  • Flexibility during times of change

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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