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Surety Systems Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, Berkshire, England
£37860 - £53000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Are you looking to apply your working knowledge of engineering, science and systems thinking to support unique and essential projects for the UK's nuclear deterrent? If so, this could be your next role! AWE are looking for a Surety Systems Engineers to join the Warhead Engineering team.

This is a great opportunity to work with a diverse team of people with an important mission to deliver. The role comes with excellent benefits including every other Friday off work!

The Role?

The AWE Surety Group is developing an enhanced capability to holistically assess safety, security and dependability to advise our customers and develop balanced and verifiable system architectures, by capturing and translating stakeholder vision into system and sub-system requirements, developing concepts, system architectures and the tools and techniques to analyse them.

Key Accountabilities

  • Capability to holistically assess safety, security and dependability of current and replacement systems.
  • Advises on strategies for the development of design surety assessments to understand competing requirements of safety, security and dependability.
  • Completes complex surety analyses, assessments and associated documentation.
    Provides advice and guidance to users of the assessments.
  • Develops and delivers design surety system options within projects and programmes.
    Advise on designing for surety during the product lifecycle.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deliver Systems Engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements, across the full engineering lifecycle, to a high standard.
  • Effective stakeholder management, engaging others in order to complete the tasks.
  • Task manage multidisciplinary teams to deliver required engineering solutions.
  • Expand engineering skills and experience relevant to engineering domain.
  • Take ownership of own training and development.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

We are interested in hearing from candidates who are curious with a desire to learn and understand new things. You will have the ability to consider the big picture whilst recognising the detail and to appreciate interactions between elements of the system. You should be a strong communicator, able to interact with a range of stakeholders to both discover and share key information. You will bring an understanding of your own domain and be keen to apply it to help influence the system solution.

Familiarity in applying systems engineering processes, methods and techniques is highly desirable as is an appreciation of project management and control, safety and dependability.

To be considered for the role, you must have an HNC / HND or higher qualification in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment.

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)
  • 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
  • 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

Location: Reading (role is office based)

Salary: £37,860- £56,000 per annum (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 18th July 2024

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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