Mechanical Engineering Manager


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£70,000 - £99,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Are you an innovative leader with a significant Mechanical Engineering background? We're looking for a Mechanical Engineering Manager to help shape and drive forward new projects, leading our dynamic new team at Space Park Leicester.

Location: Space Park Leicester

Please note some travel to our AWE Aldermaston site will be required

Package: £47,690 - £74,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 20th June 2024

The Role?

Responsibilities will include ensuring best business practices are in place. You will conduct performance reviews, make recommendations on improving policies and procedures, write plans for competency development and plan recruitment for your area.

You will act as a liaison between the TET Management team and the staff who implement their vision. These teams are new so you will need to have a proven record of managing diverse teams of personnel who require strong leadership and vision.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Line Management of a newly formed team.
  • To lead the team in concept development and testing of Mechanical Engineering projects.
  • To lead the development of flight reference bodies.
  • To support material development & testing.
  • Civil, structural and architectural design for our exciting new facilities
  • To lead the team in completing aero-thermal analysis and material development tasks.
  • To advise on advanced component manufacturing.
  • To assist with the Mechanical design of our nuclear and conventional infrastructure buildings.
  • Ensuring the portfolio of work is carried out as directed by the Senior Engineering Delivery Manager.
  • Working as a team with the other managers to provide best practice support to our personnel.
  • Working as a team with the other managers to ensure delivery of the portfolio is met.
  • Identification and problem solving complex operational and management challenges.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing staff within your area of responsibility.
  • Support the logistics of the recruitment process whilst adhering to AWE's recruitment policy.

Your key skills should include but not be limited to:

  • Proven experience of managing engineering staff.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of providing a resilient approach to driving change and supportive change management.

What will you get from us?

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

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.


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