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EMC Test Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Berkshire, Reading
£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 at varying stages of their career.

Role: EMC (Electromagnetic Compatibility) Test Engineer

Location: Reading (Site based)

Salary: £29,640 - £75,000 (dependent on experience)

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

Are you an Electromagnetic Engineer / Electrical & Electronics Engineer (With knowledge of electromagnetic engineering) who has the ability, to see the bigger picture, and identify and execute solutions?

Some tasks will include EMC testing of various components to support both the current and new deterrent, EMC testing and design proving of existing and experimental products for nuclear threat reduction. Design and implementation 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.

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:

  • Experience in setting up and conducting all types of EMC/EMF tests.
  • Able to follow defined test plans and datasheets with necessary supervision/support.
  • Record and explain test results and complete test reports.
  • Understand specific test standards and product technology for scope of responsibility.
  • 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,
  • Experience working in an electrical / electronic engineering position.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services.
  • 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.

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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