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Senior Civil Engineer (Buildings, Plant & Infrastructure)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£42650 - £65000 per annum + + excellent benefits & allowance
Closing date
26 Dec 2023

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Civil Engineer (Buildings, Plant & Infrastructure) 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.

Location - Reading area

Package - £42,650 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) Plus Allowances

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

What will you be responsible for?

  • Building and applying extensive domain and technical knowledge for design intent, as-built drawings and performance through life for engineered structures

  • Interpreting and delivering the requirements of complex and high profile tasks, and make evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within area of responsibility

  • Identifying and escalating business risk arising from condition of engineered structures, and follow up on actions

  • Demonstrating adherence to company requirements and relevant technical standards and advise others how to adhere efficiently

  • Carrying out regular inspections, identifying shortfalls and issues

  • Carrying out structural and condition surveys and delivering clear technical reports on the findings and recommendations

  • Preparing information, and designs to allow a contractor to carry out repairs

  • Carrying out all relevant duties in relation to CDM 2015

What will you need to be considered?

  • Minimum HNC in Civil Engineering or related subject with suitable additional experience to Incorporated Engineer equivalent level

  • Membership of a relevant engineering institution ideally Chartered but a minimum Incorporated Engineer with relevant experience

  • Previous experience of structural assessments, inspections, and structural repair systems

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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