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Ventilation/LEV Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£35720 - £49000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
19 Jun 2023

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Design, Mechanical
Defence, Nuclear Industry
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Ventilation/Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £35,720 - £49,000 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 19th June 2023

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

AWE is now recruiting for a Ventilation/Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) Engineer with experience in the through life aspects of ventilation systems including design, testing and assessment, and operations.

Successful Candidates will be responsible for:

  • Liaising directly with key facility personnel to gather data, arrange plant walk-downs and verify gathered data and information

  • Undertaking facility visits and walkdowns as necessary to gain familiarisation of ventilation and LEV systems and arrangements and provide advice when issues may arise and/or when modifications are proposed

  • Co-ordinating and undertaking comprehensive 'end to end' inspections and assessments of ventilation and LEV systems in nuclear, other hazardous and conventional facilities

  • Supporting the updating and configuration of Ventilation and LEV documentation and the associated databases

  • Supporting a program of improvements to ensure the AWE continues to meet relevant good practice (RGP) in all matters relating to ventilation and filtration.

  • Ensuring that all relevant legislation, standards, procedures, and processes are followed in demonstrating legislative compliance associated with ventilation and LEV workplace control

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

  • Ability to multi-task and be able to plan work effectively, ensuring tasks are undertaken in order of priority.

  • Good technical skills including fault finding and decision making

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

  • An understanding of Health and Safety, and relevant legislation such as Ionising Radiation Regulations, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) Regulations, Asbestos, Control of Lead at Work (CLAW), Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, CDM Regulations, Controlling Airborne contaminants at work (HSG258).

  • Practical knowledge and experience in the Thorough, Examination and Test of LEV ventilation plant and LEV Initial Appraisal (LEV Commissioning) is desirable but not essential as full training will be given to the right candidate.

Ideally, we would expect candidates to have an ONC/HNC or equivalent qualification in a engineering discipline or equivalent vocational qualification.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required 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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