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Team Leader Modelling

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£41950 - £66250 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Team Leader to lead the Modelling team within the Systems Group in Materials and Analytical Science (MAS).
This role offers an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to step up into a leadership role, a change of leadership role, or those looking to develop their people leadership skills and gain an insight into materials sciences.

Team Leader - Modelling

Salary: £41,950 - £66,250 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 10th 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

The team of scientists and mathematicians provide modelling analysis and assessment to a range of customers. The details of the Team Leader role can be summarised as providing line management to a dynamic team delivering:

  • Lifetime ageing predictive models

  • System Life prediction via approved Baseline models

  • Mathematical and Statistical models

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

  • Computational Chemistry Assessments of Materials and Processes

  • Design of Experiments

  • Data Science

The role offers an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to develop their people leadership skills and gain an insight into Systems and Materials Modelling. As a people focused role, knowledge of the technical area is beneficial but not essential.

We would be interested in hearing from candidates who can demonstrate knowledge or experience in some of the following:

  • Degree in Science or Maths or equivalent work experience

  • Confident with building and maintaining effective internal and external relationships

  • Good communication skills (both verbal and written)

  • Effective multi-task working, identify and manage priorities and work to challenging timescales

  • Strong computer skills

  • Proven experience of managing staff

  • Ability to work with others collaboratively in a team setting

  • Knowledge of a technical or scientific subject

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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