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Principal Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£55450 - £85000 per annum + + Excellent benefits
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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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 key role will play a vital role leading our maintenance and reliability teams across multiple projects applying an asset management framework to a national critical mission with a developing infrastructure.

Principal Maintenance & Reliability Engineer

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £55,450 - £85,000 (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!

  • 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 assistance (terms & conditions apply)

As Principal Maintenance & Reliability Engineer, you'll be required to:

  • Deliver Maintenance & Reliability solutions in relation to defined requirements, across the full engineering lifecycle, to a high standard

  • Applying Engineering methods, tools and processes to complex engineering tasks

  • Providing guidance and mentoring to inexperienced engineers about the practical use of Engineering methods, tools and processes

  • Strategically delivering engineering solutions that will maximise productivity, reliability, innovation and quality to the business

  • Lead effective stakeholder management to engage others in order to have a positive impact on decisions and programme delivery

  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement

  • Identify appropriate resources and where they need to be allocated to deliver engineering solutions

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

  • Asset Management Experience

  • The ability to articulate technical complexities to a range of stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and presentation skills

  • Previous experience of delivering an engineering / reliability engineering capability across a manufacturing and / or research environment

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

  • Experience of HV/LV power supplies and site steam heating systems would be beneficial but not essential

  • Degree qualification in an engineering discipline or have proven experience working in a similar environment

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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