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Electromagnetic Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, Reading, England
£37860 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
9 Jul 2024

Job Details

AWE has a breadth of opportunities for Engineers and Applied Physicists with design, analysis or research experience in areas related to Electromagnetics, Electrostatics and related technologies. If you tick any of these boxes, we want to hear from you.

Salary: £37,860-60,000 per annum

Location: Aldermaston, Reading

Closing Date: 09th July 2024

What will the role look like for me?

You will be working in a small team of technical specialists responsible for investigating the phenomena and assessing designs and their response to electromagnetic or electrostatic stimulus.

You will be responsible for researching and evaluating evidence and presenting results in a reasoned and clear form to technical and non-technical audiences.

AWE provides extensive support and in-house training to employees as required. The company also provides access to internal and external research, computing facilities, test equipment and test chambers.

As a member of the Electromagnetics and Radio Frequency Design team, you will be required to:

  • Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical documentation, including test plans, reports and procedures.
  • Support Project and Task Management in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities.
  • Analyse/record data, draw conclusions and use this to influence programmes.
  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Organise personal training and development under the guidance of a professional mentor.
  • Take lead on the development or requirement setting for novel tests in support of validation and verification activities on a variety of installations, equipment, components, and systems.

Essential - must be able to demonstrate all the following:

  • Degree or HND/NVQ4 level (supported by considerable practical experience) or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Applied Physics.
  • A working knowledge of at least one of the following:

    Electromagnetic Radiation/Compatibility (EMR/EMC)

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)



  • Competence in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and engineering applications. e.g. 3D CAD, Circuit Design and Simulation, Programming.
  • Hands-on experience in applying principles to design, assessment or research relating to systems or devices.

This role will suit someone with an enquiring mind, a proactive approach to embracing simplicity and developing new and novel techniques to solve problems.

What will you get from us?

* Every other Friday off (AWE works a 9-day fortnight)

* Generous pension contributions of between 9% and 13% (defined contribution on your pensionable pay depending on your own contrition)

* Flexible working arrangements can be considered so that your work may fit in with

your lifestyle.

* Excellent personal development opportunities including annual membership to relevant professional bodies, training and mentoring.

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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