Project Engineer


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

AWE is looking for a Project Engineer to provide Engineering capability to the Trials and Test Technology Centre Sub-Function in support of AWE Programmes, to support with a wide range of challenging projects and electrical maintenance work within the Orion Laser Facility.

If you would like to work within some of the UK's most impressive facilities and in a role which provides excellent careers progression opportunity… we want to hear from you.

Project Engineer

Location: Reading area

Package: £35,720-£53,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 17th October 2023

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.
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training.
  • Maternity Leave- 39 Weeks Full Pay & Paternity Leave- 4 Weeks Full Pay!
  • 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.

The Role

  • Lead the delivery of technical projects for the maintenance and upgrade of control systems, electrical systems and pulsed power systems.
  • Implement Systems Engineering best practices.
  • Manage the delivery of conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence.
  • Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical reports and presentations.
  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Assist the Technical Lead in managing partnerships.
  • Support the Senior Engineer in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities.
  • Organise personal training and development under the guidance of a professional mentor.

The hiring manager would be interested in receiving applications from individuals with a Degree/HND/NVQ4 level in STEM vocational qualification, supported by practical experience or equivalent. While we welcome applications from developing Engineers, ideally you will have demonstrable experience in:

  • Leading small project teams.
  • Working with complex systems using innovative science and technology.
  • Delivering projects using a stage gated process.
  • Implementing Systems Engineering best practices.
  • Working with systems such as electrical systems, distributed camera systems, network-controlled systems, PLC controlled systems or motion control systems.35
  • Mentoring and coaching others.

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


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