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Engineering Team Leader

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£42950 - £62000 per annum
Closing date
5 Apr 2023

Job Details

AWE is currently recruiting for 4 Engineering Team Leaders to join the TT&E function to support the delivery of the programme portfolio. Of these 4 line management vacancies, 3 are in ETDU (Environmental Trials Delivery Unit) and 1 in RPDU (Radiation Physics Delivery Unit). If you would like to make an impact within our organisation & be part of our growing team, we want to hear from you.

Engineering Team Leader

Location - Reading area

Package - £42,950 - £62,000 (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 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

Responsibilities will include ensuring best business practices are in place. You will conduct performance reviews, make recommendations on improving policies and procedures, develop plans for scaling business operations, research channels for cost reduction and monitor accounting processes.

You will act as a liaison between the TT&E Management team and the staff who implement their vision. You will be supporting scientists and engineers whilst working alongside other professional services. Therefore, an engineering background would be advantageous.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • The management of people and their competencies within your area of responsibility.
  • Supporting the identification and solving complex operational and management challenges.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing staff within your area of responsibility.
  • Must be willing to take on secondary roles to aid the minimum staffing for the facility you are located in.

This list is an example of the principal areas of remit, and it should be expected that you will be required to fulfil other duties that are aligned to your position in line with the company's needs.

Your key skills should include but not be limited to:

  • Proven experience of managing engineering staff.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of providing a resilient approach to driving change and supportive change management.

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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