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Systems Engineers

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£29640 - £54000 per annum
Closing date
24 Jun 2024

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Defence, Software & Hardware
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AWE have exciting new opportunities for Systems Engineers with experience or looking to develop in the definition and development of products from cradle to grave.

Location: Reading

Salary: £29,640- £54,000

Closing Date: 24th June 2024

The Role?

As a Systems Engineer within our Warhead Engineering group, you will play a vital part in the definition and development of bespoke products within warhead systems. Essential candidate criteria for the role includes interest or experience in of the following;

  • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)

  • Requirements capture processes.

  • Model-based System engineering

  • Stakeholder engagement

In addition to this, it would be advantageous for candidates to have interest, knowledge or experience in electronic design and product 'design to manufacture'. There are collaborative opportunities with our US and UK colleagues both overseas and at home.

If you think you have what it takes to engineer the extraordinary and directly shape the future of our nuclear deterrent, apply now to participate in:

  • Defining system security architectures to meet requirements.

  • Developing requirements for security-based products and systems

  • Defining product verification and validation criteria

  • Creating technical specifications with acceptance criteria for system and subsystems for use by design teams

  • To ensure, with the support of others that candidate solutions meet regulatory standards and legislation.

  • Integration of products into wider systems

  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective and safe, today and into the future.

To be considered for the role, we require candidates to hold a degree qualification and/or extensive experience in electronic engineering, working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

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

  • Maternity Leave- 39 Weeks Full Pay & Paternity Leave- 4 Weeks Full Pay!

  • 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

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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