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Engineering Manager

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, Reading
£47690 - £75000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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AWE is looking for Engineering Managers to be part of our important mission and play a vital part in leading our maintenance and reliability teams across multiple projects in key technology centres based at EPURE in Valduc, France.

The right candidate will have a passion to inspire excellence, foster collaboration, and successful working relationships.

EPURE is an extraordinary facility, the first of its kind worldwide, and this is your chance to collaborate with our esteemed French colleagues and be part of something extraordinary! Are you looking for a unique and rewarding career opportunity?

The Role?

You would lead a UK technical team working out of our EPURE facility and provide effective guidance as the main contact point for all team members and/or other team leaders. You will maintain a technical capability that delivers critical skills and resources aligned to business requirements to deliver the integrated technical programme.

Location: CEA Valduc 45 minutes outside of Dijon, France

To contribute successfully to this highly motivated team, we would like to see some of the following attributes:

  • Excellent leadership qualities
  • Exceptional stakeholder engagement
  • Degree in Physics or Electronics Engineering, or equivalent relevant experience
  • Significant experience in Operational planning and leadership, in industry or academia
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work in a highly regulated environment

Requirements of role:

  • Able to assign to France for a 5-year period (this is supported by AWE's Global Mobility Policy)
  • Hold a valid UK Driving License (public transport to site limited)
  • It is essential that candidates be capable of reaching at least B1 level, French lessons are provided
  • Willing to work in high hazard environment. Medically fit to work in RA and Explosive controlled area, including the wearing of negative pressure respirator
  • Expected to cover Duty Manager Rota (on-call 24/7, approximately 1 week in 6, including holiday periods)

What will you get from us?

Package: £47,690 to £75,370 plus allowances

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 exploring France, 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.

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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