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Senior Ventilation Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£42650 - £65000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Closing date
21 Mar 2023

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Defence, Nuclear Industry, Sciences
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Are you an experienced Ventilation/HVAC Design Engineer interested in delivering the Engineering content across multiple Facilities within the Conventional and Nuclear Projects' portfolio? If so, this could be the role for you!

This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse team of people with an important mission to deliver. The role comes with excellent benefits including every other Friday off work!

Senior Ventilation Design Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £46,250 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Advertising End Date: 22nd March 2023

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave - plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. 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

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

Opportunities exist for candidates from either a Ventilation Engineering, or a general background in Building Services (HVAC) who preferability has experience in the through life aspects of ventilation systems including design, testing and operations, and have worked within a regulated industry.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Producing and reviewing engineering design solutions which fully comply with all AWE and UK legal requirements together with AWE business case needs

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking comprehensive 'end to end' inspections and assessments of key and complex ventilation systems in nuclear, other hazardous and conventional facilities.

  • Providing technical support to facility personnel with regard to design, operational requirements and issues.

  • Supporting a program of improvements to ensure the AWE continues to meet relevant good practice (RGP) in all matters relating to nuclear ventilation and filtration.

  • Contributing to integrated safety when reviewing engineering designs and ensure that all technical and design risks are identified and appropriately managed to meet project requirements and the letter and intent of the CDM Regulations, including discharging the designer's role

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • An understanding of the design process to deliver either Conventional or Nuclear facilities, their Ventilation/ Building Services (HVAC) and associated equipment.

  • Previous design lead experience of multiple or discrete engineering packages of works that provide a design solution to a set of requirements in either the Conventional or Nuclear industries

  • Good technical and management skills including problem solving and decision making

  • Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel

Ideally, we would expect candidates to have an HNC/ Degree or equivalent qualification in a science or engineering discipline or equivalent vocational qualification.

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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