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Electrical Maintenance Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£27420 - £47000 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

Job Details

AWE is looking for an Electrical Maintenance Engineers to support with a wide range of challenging projects and electrical maintenance work within the Orion Laser Facility.

Working within our Craft Engineering Team, this role will give you the opportunity to carry out a variety of planned and reactive electrical maintenance activities on cutting edge scientific field equipment. This can include electrical design, installation, repairs, replacements, electrical distribution testing and modifications.

This role also gives excellent opportunities for career development into more senior engineering roles in the future.

Electrical Maintenance Engineers

Location: Reading area

Salary: £27,420 - £47,000 + allowance (dependent on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 20th June 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

On a daily basis, you will apply and hone your trade skills, working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner. This may include carrying out rectification of faults and maintenance on specialist field equipment as well as legislative maintenance on electrical distribution systems.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Contribute to the delivery of conceptual designs, detail designs and manufacturing specifications

  • Support the team with major and minor maintenance work

  • Carry out electrical regulatory maintenance

  • Organise personal training and identify development opportunities

  • Carry out safety related roles

  • Expand your role into the Control and Instrumentation field if desired

Not to be considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Experience using CAD and the ability to interpret engineering drawings

  • Strong electrical background

  • Experience testing installations and systems (C&G 2391 / 2377)

  • Electrical Distribution knowledge / BS7671 18th Edition qualification

  • Good appreciation of safe systems of work

  • Conversant with PLCs and SCADA experience

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

All 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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