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Senior Authorised Person (Electrical)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£44990 - £66000 per annum + + excellent benefits
Closing date
24 Nov 2023

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
Job Type
Engineering Manager

Job Details

AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Authorised Person / Experienced Authorising Engineer (Lv Electrical) to provide expertise, leadership and professional engineering judgement for the effective implementation of technical engineering safety at AWE.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £44,990 - £66,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

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 (including Bank Holidays) 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

  • Relocation assistance (T&C's apply)

What will you be responsible & accountable for?

  • Setting standards and assessing competence of Authorised Person and Nominated Person resources

  • Reviewing suitability of safe systems of work for electrical maintenance delivery by AWE and contract personnel for compliance with electrical safety at work regulations

  • Control and review legislative records pertaining to engineering safety

  • Provide advice on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety at AWE

  • Provide intelligent customer for delivery of engineering safety within facility engineering

  • Provides technical support in resolving complex and multifaceted issues with regard to the Estate

  • Optimise the delivery of Engineering Safety Organisation

  • Make judgement on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety within area of authority

  • Influence and contribute to the development of AWE engineering safety policies

  • Approve live working

What will you need to be considered?

  • Good understanding of relevant British Standards

  • HNC/HND or equivalent suitable experience, such as EngTech MIET

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of maintaining LV Electrical, Control & Instrumentation equipment, such as power supply, telecoms, data centres and information systems architecture

  • Has held or holds an Authorising Engineer / Authorised Person appointment (AP12 or equivalent)

  • The ability to deliver engineering across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment

  • Experience of identifying, managing and reporting on electrical safety risks to senior management

  • Previous experience of leading the delivery of engineering services across the life of an asset

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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