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Principle Asset Engineer (Based in France)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
£58500 - £85000 per annum + + Excellent Benefits
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

Job Details

Exciting Opportunity in a World-Class Facility in the French Countryside!

Location: Valduc, France (45 mins outside of Dijon)

Package: £58,500 - £85,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent. This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be part of such an important mission and this significant role will play a vital part leading our maintenance and reliability teams across multiple projects in key technology centres.

We are now recruiting for a Principle Asset Engineer to join our team at the EPURE facility in Dijon, France. This role is to support a joint UK/French Radiographic and Hydrodynamics facility located 45 minutes from Dijon in France. The position is permanently based on the project in France, for up to 5 years, supporting the engineering team.

You'll be responsible for the following:

  • Being an active member of the facility Asset Change Board, making decisions on changes and recognising their impact

  • Responsible for functional/task management to meet the professional standards, performance and integrity of the work and reporting information necessary to support the business objectives

  • Ensure compliance with Company Assurance Environment, Safety, Health and Quality (ESH&Q) and statutory requirements

  • Support the Department Group Leader to ensure appropriate resources are identified and allocated to meet business requirements; elevating areas of concern where appropriate

  • Provide improvement mechanisms based on current operating experience, wider UK commercial best practices and peer nuclear and explosive licenced organisations

  • Support and maintain a culture of zero accidents or incidents relating to occupational and personal safety, security, health issues and environmental matters

  • Provide leadership and optimise the delivery of engineering service

  • As a task manager, responsible for ensuring task objectives are clearly set

Though not to be considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience leading multi-discipline teams through the engineering lifecycle

  • Ability to articulate technical complexities to a range of stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and presentation skills

  • Delivery of engineering capability across a manufacturing and/or research environment

  • An understanding and ability to apply applicable legislation and standards relevant to safety within engineering

  • Degree qualification, and ideally Chartered, in an engineering discipline or have proven experience working in a similar environment

  • The right candidate will have a passion to inspire engineering excellence and foster collaborative and successful working relationships

This role will initially be based in the UK with the expectation that the employee (once visa is approved) will move to France for an assignment of up to 5 years. At the end of the assignment, the employee will be re-deployed back to the UK.

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. Experience working in a nuclear environment under licence conditions is desirable but not essential.


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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