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Facility Engineer (Shift)

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Reading, England, Berkshire
£37860 - £50000 per annum + + Shift Allowance
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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AWE is currently recruiting for a Shift-based Facility Engineer to be responsible for delivering professional engineering services to enable the Principal Asset Engineer in fulfilment of the strategy for the upkeep of all assets and equipment AWE needs in order to deliver the Programme.

The hiring manager is willing to consider Engineers with mechanical, electrical or electronics/C&I backgrounds.

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Package: £37,860- £50,000 per annum - Shift allowances apply once on shift rotation. This role will initially be standard working hours until the completion of training and attachment to a control room (or support) shift.

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Salary sacrifice benefits scheme

  • Relocation allowance

Working for one of the area's largest employers and enjoying an excellent work/life balance, our engineers gain experience on a wide variety of equipment and projects and can make a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of the business. We currently have excellent opportunities for Facility Engineers at all levels and disciplines to work within our engineering function on a variety of projects.

You could be providing professional mechanical engineering services in support of operational requirements, which include professionally advising planned preventative and reactive maintenance to all key plant and equipment to help enable the crucial work we do at AWE, and completing engineering tasks to schedule, budget and quality requirements, optimising the delivery of operations engineering.

What you will be responsible for:

  • Apply technical knowledge for engineered systems and structures

  • Interpret and deliver requirements from the order book which may include troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required

  • Identify and escalate business risk where applicable to plant and engineered systems

  • Make evidence-based engineering decisions to solve technical problems

  • Deliver shift engineering services for the Facility Control Room.

  • May be required to undertake additional roles required for the delivery of the core role (including but not limited to: Risk Assessor, AP, NP, On-Call, shift).

To be successful in this role you will need to have:

  • HNC/HND with suitable additional experience

  • Proven ability to deliver engineering across similar manufacturing/research environment incorporating infrastructure facilities, plant and equipment

  • Experience of delivering facilities engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset

  • You will be required to partake in an additional SQEP training and assessment phase for the shift role and will not attract the appropriate allowances until released by task management to undertake those roles and attached to a specific shift team. If assessed as unsuitable to undertake Control Room duties, you will revert to Facility Engineer duties by suitable discipline, in line with the core role described above.

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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