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Senior Warhead Electronics Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire / Hampshire, England, Basingstoke
£44990 - £67000 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2023

Job Details

AWE has new opportunities for Electronics Engineers with electronics hardware design and firmware experience, who are at various stages of their careers, wishing to specialise in the design and development of low-powered sensor-based systems within a diverse R&D environment.

Exciting and unique development opportunities.

Warhead Electronics Engineers

Location: Reading Area (office based)

Salary: £44,990 - £67,400 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing date: 29th May 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

Supporting the work of our Warhead Engineering team, key responsibilities will be the development of concept designs through to customer demonstration of operational prototypes.

Proven experience in electronics design is essential (one or more of the following; analogue, digital, battery/low power, or optical) and experience of firmware engineering is desirable.

In growing our capability across these areas, we will also be looking to grow your skills and knowledge as an engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work.

If you think you have what it takes to engineer the extraordinary and directly shape the future of our nuclear deterrent, apply now for a role to help with:

  • Designing, building and testing novel solutions to solve technical challenges in a security-based framework
  • Designing low power products utilising MSP/STM platforms
  • Leading the design and development of products to time and cost
  • Utilising experience in SPICE simulation and ECAD tools to deliver hardware at all life cycle phases from 'cradle to grave'
  • Support integration of products into wider systems
  • Inspiring and developing our engineers and scientists of the future
  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective and safe, today and into the future

To be considered for the role, we require candidates to hold a degree qualification and/or extensive experience in electronic engineering, working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

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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