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Electrical Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£27420 - £36000 per annum
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

Job Details

AWE is looking for a Control System Electrical Engineer 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.

Control Systems Electrical Engineer- Orion Laser Facility

Location - Reading Area

Salary - £27,420 - £36,000 (dependent on experience) + allowance

Closing Date: 22nd 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

Working within our Orion Engineering team as a Control Systems Electrical Engineer will give you the opportunity to carry out a wide range of planned and reactive maintenance activities on installed equipment on one of the most powerful laser facilities in the world.

Alongside maintenance tasks you will also have the chance to broaden your experience by contributing to electrical/control design projects, assisting the Technical Lead and Senior Engineer in scoping, planning and estimating future activities and have the freedom to pursue personal training and development under the guidance of a technical mentor.

On a day to day basis, you will apply and hone your trade skills, working in accordance with task instructions in a safe and effective manner.

Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Fault finding techniques and methodologies

  • Supervisory experience

  • Previous experience in a building, plant or manufacturing environment

  • Experience using CAD and the ability to interpret engineering drawings

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

  • Electrical Distribution knowledge / BS7671 18th Edition qualification

  • Good appreciation of safe systems of work

  • PLC and SCADA experience desired

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

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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