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Electrical Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£27960 - £40000 per annum + pension
Closing date
3 Jun 2024

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AWE are looking for an Electrical Engineer to support their Trials Delivery Unit. If you have experience in Electrical/C&I and knowledge of some of the following; shakers and amplifiers, centrifuges, drop test machines and their supporting plant such as, chilled water, Air Handling Units… then we want to hear from you.

Location: Reading

Package: £27,960- £40,000 (depending on suitability to the role)

Closing Date: 03rd June 2024

The Role?

  • Assist delivery of Electrical and C&I Engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements, across the full engineering lifecycle, to a high standard.
  • Support ETDU to manage stakeholder relationships.
  • Take ownership of own training and development.
  • Develop engineering skills and experience relevant to engineering domain Support, scoping, and planning activities as required.
  • Adherence to Company Management System requirements, relevant Technical Standards & Legislation, and business controls.

Part of this permanent on-site role is to work closely with senior engineers to apply engineering methodology and processes whilst working under limited levels of supervision. This role provides development opportunities with on-the-job training and courses.

May be required to carry out relevant safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisory Officer, Nominated or Authorised Person Electrical, Risk Assessor, with the opportunity to undertake compensated and non-compensated secondary roles providing various support capabilities.

We are particularly interested to hear from candidates with experience industrial/manufacturing/research environments incorporating infrastructure facilities, plant, and equipment. Previous experience as an installer or maintainer beneficial, this role is more hands-on technical.

What will you need to be considered?

  • Qualified apprenticeship or equivalent vocational qualification in a STEM discipline supported by practical experience or equivalent.
  • Willingness to work around explosive and radiological hazardous environments.

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

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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