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Mechanical Handling Senior Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£42650 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
28 Feb 2023

Job Details

Do you have a keen interest in the development of conventional, high hazardous or nuclear handling designs including cranes, lifting attachments, trolleys etc?

AWE's Facility Design Authority is now recruiting for a Mechanical Handling Senior Design Engineer to provide guidance and advice that ensures utilities, infrastructure, engineering processes, equipment and facilities are compliant with legislation, standards and requirements associated with engineering designs throughout their lifecycle.

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 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)

This opportunity would be a great match for a qualified Engineer with working knowledge of developing conventional, high hazard or nuclear handling designs including cranes, lifting attachments, trolleys etc. Working experience of Finite Element Analysis would be highly beneficial, although not essential.

As a Mechanical Handling Senior Engineer, you'll be responsible for ensuring AWE Mechanical Handling standards are current and conform to National/International/Defence Standards.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required (if applicable) once restrictions are lifted.


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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