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Engineering Design Manager - Nuclear Risk Management

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£42650 - £65000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
Job Type
Engineering Manager

Job Details

Supporting the UK's Continuous At Sea Deterrence (CASD) programme and national nuclear security are at the heart of what AWE do, therefore working with us is both exciting and challenging - in fact it's everything you would expect from a company that supports national security.

Engineering Design Manager - Nuclear Risk Management

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £42,650 - £65,000 (dependent on 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)

Our Nuclear Engineering Managers are the focal point within our Engineering organisation supporting our existing and new high hazard facilities and operations. Engineering Nuclear Risk Management is the maintenance and upkeep of our engineer safety guards that support our nuclear safety cases and incorporates the periodic review of safety assessments.

What will you be responsible for?

Partnering with the Senior Engineering Design Manager, you'll be ensuring the Engineering Requirements are suitable and appropriate by identifying options, selecting the appropriate solution and providing the right facility design solutions such that, for allocated work packages, they meet business needs and functional performance (through life performance), are licensable and deliverable. As Engineering Design Manager, you'll take control of the design intent and ensure design information configuration are maintained from facility design inception through to project handover.

We'd love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • The ability to work across business functions, providing a supportive interface between the Facility, Safety Case Subject Matter Experts and Technical Authorities

  • Previously taken responsibility for ensuring the quality and timely delivery of engineering design and outputs which underpins continuous safe operations

  • Experience of working in a multi-discipline environment with responsibility for the engineering design and guardianship of high integrity assets through the whole life cycle

  • Able to articulate technical complexities, allocate duties to Project/Design Engineers and wider team to meet the programme

  • Conversant in configuration and change control: governance, and implementation (ideally on a Nuclear Licensed Site, but not essential) including line of sight from maintenance results to the engineering schedule

  • Previous experience of maintaining a live safety case and familiar with conducting assessments to support the Periodic Review of Safety

  • You will have a recognised, relevant qualification (HNC/D etc).

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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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