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Electromagnetic Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£37860 - £75000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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It takes an exceptional person to work at AWE. What if that person was you? AWE has fantastic opportunities for Electromagnetic Engineers.

Role: EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Test Engineer

Location: Reading area (Site based)

Salary: £37,860-£75,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

Are you an Electromagnetic, Electrical or Electronics Engineer (With knowledge of electromagnetic engineering) who has the ability, to see the bigger picture, and identify and execute solutions? If so, the Warhead Systems Engineering Team could have a career for you. We are looking for engineers at various stages of their careers to apply their Electromagnetic skills to a variety of different tasks.

These include, but not limited to the following examples:

  • EMC testing of various components to support the current deterrent.
  • EMC testing and design proving of existing and experimental products for nuclear threat reduction.
  • EMC testing of various components to support the development of the new deterrent.
  • Work with customers to design and implement unique test plans for experimental / developmental products.
  • EMC testing of standard consumer equipment for use in restricted / explosive areas.
  • EMF surveys of everything from small laboratories to entire buildings.
  • Supplying support and advice to customers on EMC test requirements and regulation.
  • Challenging system integration, safety, and security on nuclear projects.
  • Supporting customers with enabling AWE's primary mission.

We will also be growing your skills and knowledge as an Electromagnetic Engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work.

We are looking for candidates with the following essential experience:

  • A working knowledge of electromagnetic systems and their interfaces.
  • Experience in setting up and conducting all types of EMC/EMF tests.
  • Able to work efficiently as a self-directed individual or part of a team.
  • Able to follow defined test plans and datasheets with necessary supervision/support.
  • Evaluate test performance and sample operation to rigorously evaluate test results.
  • Record and explain test results and complete test report.
  • Examine complex customer samples with help from the customer and learn to run appropriate tests for each case. Communicate with customers during setup and operation to ensure proper evaluation.
  • Understand specific test standards and product technology for scope of responsibility.
  • Competence in the use of MS Office. (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
  • Proven record of delivery.
  • Problem-solving skills.

We are looking for candidates with the following desirable experience:

  • Served as Project Lead for simple test programs as assigned the workload with the necessary assistance. Communicated project status and results as needed. Held responsibility for defining test plans, report completion and accuracy,
  • Ability to meet agreed deadlines and manage project related activities.
  • Integrate basic continuous improvement concepts and techniques for both process and equipment.
  • Communicate with management and technical staff to provide suggestions for new equipment, processes, and forms to improve accuracy and efficiencies.
  • Experience working in an electrical / electronic engineering position.
  • Membership of a professional institution.
  • Experience teaching/training others.
  • Previously worked in a test lab environment and worked with spectrum analysers.

The key skills & experience you will bring:

  • Degree or HNC/NVQ Level 3 (supported by considerable practical experience) or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • If you have a different STEM qualification but have extensive knowledge of Electromagnetic Engineering, we would also like to hear from you.
  • Ability to integrate and work well in a team and support or take the technical lead in projects.
  • Experience in Electromagnetic systems and EMC/EMF testing

The difference you will make in these roles:

  • Contributing and leading on the delivery of requirements, conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation, and validation evidence for engineering solutions through all lifecycle phases
  • Use your problem-solving skills to find novel solutions to difficult technical challenges.
  • Inspiring and developing our engineers and scientists of the future.
  • Communicating your ideas through reports and presentations to others
  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective, and safe, today and into the future.

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

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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