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Senior Electronics Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£44990 - £70000 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Electronics Engineer

The Warhead Engineering group at AWE is looking for a highly motivated technical manager of people with an extensive background electronics. This is an exciting hands-on technical role, with the opportunity to mentor as well as lead a growing team.

Role: Senior Electronics Engineer

Location: Reading

Salary: £44,990- £70,000 (dependent on skills & experience)

Closing Date: 19th February 2024

The Role?

Key Accountabilities:

* Deliver engineering solutions that meet safety and performance requirements, across AWE programmes.
* Manage the design intent across the full engineering lifecycle.
* Plan and execute tasks in order to deliver agreed objectives to time; requirements, quality and cost.
* Lead, coach and develop a team to meet delivery objectives, as a Task Manager, which may include multidisciplinary teams.
* Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality.
* Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees contained within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities listing, as held in the company management system.

Key Responsibilities:

* Deliver Electronics Engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements, across the full engineering lifecycle, to a high standard.
* Effective stakeholder management, engaging others in order to have a positive impact on decisions and programme delivery.
* Support and mentor developing engineers in the production of engineering solutions and their career progression.
* Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
* Contribute to identifying appropriate resources.
* The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

To be considered for the role, candidates will ideally have experience in the following;

  • Experience of low power analogue electronics design for example in power conditioning and signal processing.
  • Experience of Mentorgraphics for PCB design and of using a CAD tool such as Mentor Expedition or Altium for schematic entry and layout.

What will you get from us?

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
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

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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