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Civil/Structural Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£42650 - £67400 per annum + + Excellent benefits
Closing date
12 Jun 2023

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Are you an experienced Civil or Structural Engineer interested in supporting the of multiple facilities within the Conventional and Nuclear Projects' portfolio?

Civil/Structural Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £42,650 - £67,400 (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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

An opportunity is available for an experienced civil or structural engineer to support capital engineering projects.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Providing structural/civil engineering advice to project teams

  • Support the development of corporate guides and standards related to civil/structural engineering.

  • Providing independent design review of engineering substantiation

  • Liaising with other engineering disciplines to ensure overall design compliance

  • Attending and engaging in design review meetings

  • Undertaking competency assessments of design engineers

  • Undertaking structural inspections following storm events

  • Maintaining a comprehensive understanding of relevant legislative documentation/standards associated with civil/structural engineering

  • Mentoring civil/structural engineers and supporting their professional development

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • An understanding of the design process for building services, facilities, process plant and equipment

  • Previous design management experience of multiple or discrete engineering packages of works that provide a design solution to a set of requirements in either the Conventional or Nuclear industries

  • Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel

Ideally, we would expect candidates to have a Degree or equivalent qualification in an engineering discipline or equivalent qualifications and experience.

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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