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Senior Facility Engineer (Based in France)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
£45000 - £68000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Closing date
11 Oct 2023

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Are you looking for a unique and rewarding career opportunity? AWE is currently seeking a skilled Senior Facility Engineer to Deliver and lead professional engineering services to enable the Principal Asset Engineer in fulfilment of the strategy for the upkeep of all assets and equipment AWE needs in order to deliver the Programme. To join our team at the EPURE facility in Dijon, France. This role is to support a joint UK/French Radiographic and Hydrodynamics facility located 45 minutes from Dijon in France. The position is permanently based on the project in France for up to 5 years supporting the engineering team.

Senior Facility Engineer (Based in France)

Location: Valduc - 45 minutes outside of Dijon, France

Package: £45,000 - £68,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Exciting Opportunity in a World-Class Facility in the French Countryside!

EPURE is a ground breaking facility, the first of its kind worldwide, and this is your chance to collaborate with our esteemed French colleagues and be part of something extraordinary! You would be based in France to provide leadership and management of a professional engineering service in support of the CASD Programme and the company's strategic goals. Be a focal point and signpost for advice, information and expertise about policy, best practice, engineering knowledge and standards. Provide due governance and management to meet relevant Nuclear Licence Conditions, safety codes and quality standards.

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 (inclusive of Bank Holidays) as there is a 5 Day working week it is possible you may get an extra week if there is a site shut down in the summer.

  • 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.

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending savings.

  • 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.

  • Relocation package available to support deployment to France

Key Accountabilities:

  • Demonstration of safe, effective and ethical working behaviours.

  • Adherence to management system requirements for engineering activities.

  • Delivery of engineering tasks to schedule, budget and quality requirements.

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

  • Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply extensive domain and technical knowledge for design intent, as-built standards and system performance through life for engineered systems and structures.

  • Interpret and deliver the requirements of complex and high profile issued tasks from the Asset Engineering Solutions order book (including troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required), and make evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within area of responsibility.

  • Lead and advise engineers within bounds of own specialism in the delivery of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems.

  • Identify and escalate business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures, and follow up on actions.

  • Inform department or project engineering strategies.

  • Demonstrate adherence to management system requirements and relevant technical standards and advises others how to adhere efficiently.

  • Engage with company delivery and administrative requirements; report own and team progress honestly and clearly, communicate in an engaging manner, support performance management.

  • Optimise the delivery of Operations Engineering.

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

  • HNC with suitable additional experience to Incorporated Engineer equivalent level.

  • Membership of an engineering institution.

  • Ability to lead engineering delivery across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment.

  • Leads delivery of facilities design engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset.

This role will initially be based in the UK with the expectation that the employee (once visa are approved) will move to France for an assignment of up to 5 years. At the end of the assignment, the employee will be re-deployed back to the UK.

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. Experience working in a nuclear environment under licence conditions is desirable but not essential.


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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