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Facility Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£44990 - £55000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Facility Engineering Manager to oversee the Line management of a professional engineering delivery team 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 future Programme.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £44,990 - £55,000 (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!

  • Opportunities for Career Professional Development that includes 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&Cs apply)

What will you be responsible for?

  • Providing leadership to a team of 25+ Electrical Engineers, within the Maintenance and Reliability team and be a model for personal excellence, integrity and accountability

  • Identifying and providing necessary talent to deliver the business order book

  • Determine competence within team and upskill as required to meet business demand

  • Maintaining staff competency levels (SQEP) including the management of further education and training and becoming a workplace mentor.

  • Embracing AWE's company behaviours - 'We keep our promises', 'We are safe and secure', We connect with respect' and 'We embrace simplicity'

  • Working collaboratively with the Talent Acquisition Team to recruit the very best engineering talent

What will you need to be considered?

  • Experience of leading professional technical groups, in the delivery of engineering services, across the life of an asset

  • The ability to delivery effective engineering line management across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment, compromising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated plant and equipment

  • HNC/HND qualification in an engineering-related subject and or Professionally registered

  • Strong electrical engineering background would be advantageous

  • Previous experience of working within a highly regulated environment would be highly beneficial

All candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.


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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