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Senior/Principal Nuclear Safety Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire / Hampshire, England, Basingstoke
£42650 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
7 Apr 2023

Job Details

Great opportunities for Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineers

We are looking for Senior Safety Engineers, ideally with experience in the nuclear or other highly regulated industries, to join our dynamic team.

Senior / Principal Nuclear Safety Engineers (Office based)

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £42,650 - £70,000 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 11th April 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 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
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration (optional)

We are looking for senior safety engineers, ideally with experience in the nuclear or other highly regulated industries, to join our dynamic team. We have a friendly and supportive team for you to join of different experience levels and are looking for individuals with proven delivery or technical leadership. We are also able to offer training up to MSc level as well as detailed product knowledge training.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Leading the delivery of warhead safety assessments on time and in full, aligned with company management procedures
  • Providing leadership to the team as a subject matter expert in safety approach and assessments
  • Maintaining appropriate oversight and governance of team deliverables to a high level of quality
  • Ensuring safety is embedded into the wider product design and lifecycle elements
  • Ability to lead and apply appropriate safety methods, tools and techniques to a product (HAZID, HAZOP, FTA, FMEA, bowtie analysis, etc.)
  • Able to work at system, subsystem and detailed component or material levels
  • Responsible for interfacing with a range of internal and external stakeholders across programmes and disciplines, balancing conflicting priorities and perspectives with designers, customer and Regulators
  • Supporting external activities as required as part of the Outreach and Engineering Programme, i.e. through presentations to external conferences/symposia

We are looking for candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Honours Degree (or equivalent) in science, engineering or closely related discipline or equivalent level of experience
  • Experience of delivering high consequence safety assessments, technical leadership and safety focussed design support
  • Experience in high hazard environments or related industries
  • Ability to demonstrate good engineering and scientific judgement and with extensive experience in using fundamental engineering and scientific skills

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



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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