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Senior Electrical Engineer (Based in France)

Employer
Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Location
France
Salary
£47690 - £70000 per annum + + Excellent benefits and allowances
Closing date
1 Jul 2024
Reference
R20727

Job Details

Are you an Engineer who's always wanted to learn a foreign language?

AWE is offering a life-changing opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to join our team at the EPURE facility near Dijon, France. Don't worry if you can't speak French - we'll provide you with all the training you need to get to conversational level!

This role is to support a joint UK/French Radiographic and Hydrodynamics facility located 45 minutes from Dijon in France.

Senior Electrical Engineer (based in France)

Package: £47,690 - £70,000 Plus allowances & amazing benefits

More about EPURE

EPURE is a ground-breaking facility - the first of its kind worldwide. This is your chance to collaborate with our esteemed French and UK colleagues and be part of something extraordinary! You would be based in France to provide leadership and management of a professional engineering service in support of the CASD Programme and the company's strategic goals. Be a focal point and signpost for advice, information and expertise about policy, best practice, engineering knowledge and standards. Provide due governance and management to meet relevant Nuclear Licence Conditions, safety codes and quality standards.

What's the benefit of working for AWE in France?

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 (inclusive of Bank Holidays) as there is a 5 Day working week it is possible you may get an extra week if there is a site shut down in the summer

  • 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

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending savings

  • 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 package available to support deployment to France

What will you be doing?

  • Demonstrating safe, effective and ethical working behaviours

  • Adhering to management system requirements for engineering activities

  • Delivery engineering tasks to schedule, budget and quality requirements

  • Maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player

  • Applying technical knowledge for design intent, as-built standards and system performance through life for engineered systems and structures

  • Interpreting and delivering the requirements of complex and high profile issued tasks from the Asset Engineering Solutions order book (including troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required), and make evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within area of responsibility

  • Leading and advising engineers within bounds of own specialism in the delivery of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems

  • Identifying and escalating business risk arising from condition of engineered systems and structures, and follow up on actions

  • Informing department or project engineering strategies

  • Engaging with company delivery and administrative requirements; report own and team progress honestly and clearly, communicate in an engaging manner, support performance management

  • Optimising the delivery of Operations Engineering

We'd love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • An HNC/Level 4 qualification with suitable additional experience to Incorporated Engineer equivalent level

  • The ability to lead engineering delivery across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment

  • The ability to lead delivery of facilities design engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset

To be considered, you'll need the following:

  • Be willing to relocate to France and live within 1 hour of the Valduc site and be permanently located in France for up to 5 years

  • The ability to communicate in the French Language is essential for this role. Whilst training will be provided, if required, it should be recognised that significant personal commitment and self-study will be required to reach the required level. The candidate will need to reach DELF A2 ahead of deployment to work in the high hazard area

  • Operate in workplaces of substantial hazard (radiological, explosive, toxic)

  • Be comfortable with working in the defence industry in support of the UK nuclear deterrent

  • Undertake secondary roles for the UK Senior Technical operator in support of UK operations

  • Fit to wear a respirator and work in a radiation-controlled area

Please note: When first appointed in the role you will be based in the UK initially for a period of 6-9 months before being deployed to France. Once deployed to France you will follow the site standard 5 day working week, at the end of the assignment you will be re-deployed back to AWE in the UK.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

Company

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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