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Electronics Engineer

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
England, Reading, Berkshire
£24270 - £40000 per annum + negotiable
Closing date
25 Jul 2024

Job Details

AWE is looking for an Electronics Engineer to join our Trials, Experiment & Technology Development Group. This is an opportunity to undertake work that supports unique trials at AWE and an excellent role to enable career development.

If you're interested in assisting and developing knowledge in sensor application and data acquisition solutions, to meet a diverse array of engineering trials. As well as have Electronic or Instrumentation experience, we would love to hear from you!

Location: Reading

Package: £29,640 - £56,000 p/a

Additional Allowance: £3,743

Closing Date: 25th July 2024

The Role?

Within this Electronic Engineering role, the successful candidate will perform component installation, calibration, inspection of equipment, whilst also completing routine maintenance activities to support operational trials that take place at AWE & at off-site locations.

Ideally, you will have technical experience in using data capture hardware and software. You should have knowledge of electronics or electrical test equipment and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving. Attention to detail and the ability to work safely are essential.

What else will you be responsible for?

  • Assisting & liaising with customers to define their instrumentation requirements and ensure these are met.
  • Planning, developing, installing, and testing electronic systems.
  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electronic
  • Workshop environment.
  • Fault finding, problem solving, repairing, and maintaining existing systems.
  • Working alongside team members on electronic / electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems.
  • Developing your expertise for the work that the team undertake (you will be supported with this and providing technical support for other engineers in the team).

What will you need to be considered?

  • A relevant academic or vocational technical qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Proven ability of electronics hand skills such as detailed soldering, crimping, wire striping etc.
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral).
  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes.

Further training will be provided for candidates & this role is a great opportunity to progress your career, with support in professional development and educational pathways.

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


* 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.

* 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).

* 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.

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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