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Facility Engineer (Nuclear)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£35720 - £50000 per annum + + excellent benefits and allowance
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

Job Details

Working within our Facility Engineering team focused on our nuclear facilities, we are looking to appoint an Engineer to deliver engineering services across our buildings, plant, and infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to develop a detailed understanding of safety cases.

The hiring manager would love to receive applications from individuals with either a mechanical, electrical, or civil engineering background.

Facility Engineer (Nuclear)

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

Salary: £35,720 - £50,800 (dependent on skills and experience)

Closing Date: 30th September 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

Responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering engineered solutions in our complex buildings.

  • Using your interpersonal skills to collaborate with stakeholders regarding solutions and works.

  • Ensure required works are to time and cost.

  • Ensure safety and quality in all tasks.

  • Identify and escalate business risk arising from engineered systems and structures.

  • Demonstrate adherence to company management system requirements, relevant technical standards & legislation, and business controls.

This role will give you the opportunity to work for one of the area's largest employers where you will be able to develop your expertise whilst making a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of our business.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience in some or all of the following:

  • Design, Engineering substantiation, Data Analysis, ALARP justification.

  • Managing small multidiscipline projects.

  • Deriving Maintenance to support Reliability targets.

  • Building structural assessment, seismic assessment, structural analysis, quantity surveying.

  • A good awareness of relevant legislation and supporting Approved Code of Practice (ACOP) and common industry standards.

  • Experience within the higher hazard / regulated industries (e.g. nuclear, petro-chem, pharma etc.) preferred, not essential

  • Membership of an engineering institution and/or Incorporated Engineer or equivalent. Preferred, not essential

  • Minimum qualification L4 NQF (HNC)

  • We will consider individuals from an electrical, mechanical or civil engineering background

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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