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Electronics Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£29640 - £44000 per annum
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Defence, Nuclear Industry
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AWE is looking for an Electronics Engineer to join our operations team within our Trials, Experiment and Technology Development Group. This role provides the opportunity to be involved in the ongoing maintenance, fault-finding, repair, designing, building, and testing of various custom pieces of hardware used within our Hydrodynamics area, varying from low voltage PCB's to custom-built high voltage enclosures.

Although not to be considered a checklist, we would like to hear from candidate who have knowledge of analogue and digital electronic circuits, experience in using electronics test equipment and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving to a component level. Knowledge of circuit layout/design and associated software packages would be beneficial.

What will your role include?

  • Fault finding, problem solving, repair and maintenance of existing hardware.
  • Design, build and test of new hardware.
  • Building & testing of electrical probe assemblies.
  • Perform high voltage system verification tasks.
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Lab environment.
  • Work alongside team members on other hardware such as data capture systems.
  • Undertake work in compliance with company processes, standards, and procedures.
  • Support continuous improvement activities within the local area.
  • May be required to carry out safety related roles including but not limited to Work Supervisory Officer; Nominated Person Electrical; COSHH Assessor; Manual Handling Assessor; Risk Assessor.

If you have any of the following attributes, we would like to hear from you:

  • Attention to detail.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes.
  • Apprenticeship or NVQ level qualification in Electronics Engineering.

Location: Reading

Package: £29,640 - £44,000

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).
  • 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.
  • 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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