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Senior Facility Engineer (Electrical)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£35720 - £51580 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
11 Dec 2023

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer (Building Services) 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 to deliver the mission.

Location - Reading area

Package - £42,650 - £65,000 (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 of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • 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

The Role:

  • Apply extensive field and technical knowledge for the design intent, as-built standards and system performance through the asset's life cycle for the facility systems and structures.

  • Interpret and deliver the requirements of complex and high-profile tasks (including troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required) to make evidence-based engineering decisions to solve technical problems.

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

  • Identify, escalate and manage risks arising from the condition of engineered systems and structures.

  • Ensure adherence to the statutory and regulatory requirements associated with working in a highly regulated environment including Safe Systems of Work (SSoW).

  • Engage with company delivery and administrative requirements, supporting performance management and team progress.

  • Where appropriate, undertake additional roles such as Appointed Person, Asset Change Manager (corporate training provided).

We would love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • HNC/HND with suitable additional related experience.

  • Affiliation to a recognised engineering institution.

  • Experience in leading engineering delivery across infrastructure facilities in highly regulatory industries such as oil & gas, rail, aerospace, or chemical & explosive.

  • A background in facility engineering and maintenance services throughout an asset's life cycle.

  • Knowledge of electrical building services such as: LV/HV, HVAC, small power and lighting, lightning protection, ATEX, UPS etc.

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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