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Project Engineer - Facility Design

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Lorraine, France, Reding
£33850 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
23 Mar 2023

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Project Engineer - Facility Design

AWE is currently recruiting for Engineers to directly support our Engineering Management Team by maintaining the Design Intent and Design Information Configuration from facility design inception through to project handover to the operational phase. This is a great opportunity for Engineers from any discipline to further their career working on interesting and unique projects.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Salary: £33,850 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

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

As a key member of the Engineering Team, you will have the opportunity to work on multiple projects with a range of stakeholders to support our critical mission in keeping the Nation safe.

This will include supporting the Engineering Managers to provide facility designs, reviewing engineering requirements and preparing draft specifications and briefs.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with the Engineering Manager in assessing the suitability of the facility design for the next phase of the lifecycle (e.g. tender; construction; commissioning; handover)

  • Supporting oversight of the facility design as it develops via facilitating routine reviews

  • Supporting the Engineering Manager in managing the Design Intent and Design Information Configuration from inception through to project handover

  • Providing functional support in identifying and implementing change, development and improvement

  • Setting up meetings and reviews and managing stakeholders

  • Gathering data and technical information to support the project

  • Acting as first point of contact for technical queries

  • Maintaining technical query and change registers

  • Producing draft project governance documents; plans, certificates etc.

We'd love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • HNC/HND qualification or a graduate with 2+ years industry experience

  • Experience of supporting the delivery of cross-discipline design packages in a multi-discipline environment

  • Experience of maintaining design information configuration control for the life of a project

  • Experience of supporting Senior Engineers with the delivery of projects, using structured methodologies

  • Experience developing and delivering design solutions

All candidates must be able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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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