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Senior Trials Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£42520 - £62000 per annum
Closing date
25 Sep 2023

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Design, Nuclear
Defence, Nuclear Industry
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Join AWE, a leading organisation in the defence industry, and seize the opportunity to work alongside some of the Engineering sectors leading professionals as a Senior Engineer (Trials Manager). This exciting role will play a vital part in our fast-paced operational Trials and Test delivery area.

As a valued member of our team, you will be entrusted with the responsibility of leading design work for trials, where your innovative ideas will shape the future of our innovative technology. Your expertise will be crucial in ensuring that the technical solutions we develop not only meet but exceed the highest standards of operational safety, performance, and most importantly, meeting our customer requirements.

If you thrive on providing technical solutions to deliver ambitious standards of performance and operational safety, we want to hear from you!

Senior Engineer (Trials Manager)

Location: Reading area

Package: £42,520 - £62,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 25th 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.

As a Senior Engineer (Trials Manager) you will be responsible for?

  • Providing technical support to trials on and off site.
  • Leading in managing partnerships.
  • Leading on the delivery of conceptual design manager, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements.
  • Producing and delivering high-quality technical reports and presentations.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Producing high quality scoping documents, plans and estimates for future activities.
  • Aiding the development of less experienced engineers through formal and informal, technical mentoring.
  • Organising personal training and development.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

What will you need for the role of Senior Engineer (Trials Manager)?

  • Proven experience of delivering projects with a consideration for quality, time, and cost.
  • Effective communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong organisational and critical thinking skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Excel.

Ideally, candidates will have either a degree in a relevant STEM discipline, or hold a HNC/HND qualification or relevant experience.

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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