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HVAC Design Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£35030 - £52000 per annum + depending on experience
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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HVAC Design Engineer - Building Services, Mechanical

Location: Reading

Salary: £35,030 - £52,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 30th June 2024

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

What will you be responsible for?

  • Building services, mechanical, HVAC design engineering solutions which fully comply with all AWE and UK legal requirements together with AWE business case needs

  • AWE have many facilities and infrastructures and it will be a benefit if you are familiar with some of the following Building Services HVAC designs, including: for office blocks, data centres, server rooms, restaurants, conference rooms, machine workshops, laser halls, stores, conventional, explosive or high hazard process facilities

  • A detailed design knowledge or familiarity of any of the following: Building Services HVAC, vacuum, steam and pressure systems, LEV systems, or high hazard containment systems

  • Your role will be to either to propose HVAC mechanical design solutions, or as part of the compliance group review other people's HVAC mechanical design proposals.

  • Agree with your Compliance Group colleagues the extent of processes required for the specification and verification of projects

  • Identifying and agreeing with Task Managers and others as appropriate, Building Services mechanical design solutions

  • Ensuring project personnel undertaking engineering design duties meet the requirement to be Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons

  • Contribute to integrated safety when reviewing engineering designs and ensure that all technical and design risks are identified and appropriately managed to meet project requirements and the letter and intent of the CDM Regulations, including discharging the designers role

What will you need to be considered?

  • HVAC background with experience of designing complex HVAC systems in either conventional, hazardous or critical environments such as explosive atmospheres, close environmental control, chemical atmospheres, clean rooms and laboratories, nuclear, business critical etc

  • Good technical and communication skills including problem solving and decision making

  • Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing

  • Familiarity with standard office software including word processors, spreadsheets, e-mail, presentations and databases, use of either Cymap (MEPworx) or HEVACOMP, or another suitable building services calculation design package

  • Ideally ONC/HNC in engineering-related discipline or working to Chartered Membership of an engineering institution such as CIBSE

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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