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Project Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£35720 - £53000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
17 Oct 2023

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AWE is looking for a Project Engineer to provide Engineering capability to the Trials and Test Technology Centre Sub-Function in support of AWE Programmes, to support with a wide range of challenging projects and electrical maintenance work within the Orion Laser Facility.

If you would like to work within some of the UK's most impressive facilities and in a role which provides excellent careers progression opportunity… we want to hear from you.

Project Engineer

Location: Reading area

Package: £35,720-£53,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 17th October 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.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • Maternity Leave- 39 Weeks Full Pay & Paternity Leave- 4 Weeks Full Pay!
  • 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.

The Role

  • Lead the delivery of technical projects for the maintenance and upgrade of control systems, electrical systems and pulsed power systems.
  • Implement Systems Engineering best practices.
  • Manage the delivery of conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence.
  • Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical reports and presentations.
  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Assist the Technical Lead in managing partnerships.
  • Support the Senior Engineer in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities.
  • Organise personal training and development under the guidance of a professional mentor.

The hiring manager would be interested in receiving applications from individuals with a Degree/HND/NVQ4 level in STEM vocational qualification, supported by practical experience or equivalent. While we welcome applications from developing Engineers, ideally you will have demonstrable experience in:

  • Leading small project teams.
  • Working with complex systems using innovative science and technology.
  • Delivering projects using a stage gated process.
  • Implementing Systems Engineering best practices.
  • Working with systems such as electrical systems, distributed camera systems, network-controlled systems, PLC controlled systems or motion control systems.35
  • Mentoring and coaching others.

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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