Senior Electrical Engineer


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£60,000 - £69,999
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

AWE is currently recruiting for a Senior Electrical Engineer to support the Orion Laser Facility, to conduct and deliver electrical operations safely, within the Engineering and Science function and Trials & Test Technology Centre.

As a Senior Electrical Engineer, your role will focus on electrical projects from initial concept to delivery, overseeing the development and implementation of electrical engineering solutions, substantiate schemes and detailed designs, electrical drawings, and calculations.

Location: Reading

Package: £47,690 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 02nd July 2024

The Role

What will you be responsible for?

  • A high level of technical and knowledge allowing the application of engineering principles to analyse and design electrical systems.
  • Understanding regulations and ensuring tasks and installations comply with regulations
  • Delivery of Conceptual designs, Detail designs, Manufacturing specifications, Operational documentation and Validation evidence for electrical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements.
  • Producing high quality reports and presentations on capability metrics.
  • Ensure technical needs are understood, options are considered, and appropriate solutions are implemented within programme constraints.
  • Making evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within your area of responsibility.
  • Lead SME for all electrical systems within a set boundary.
  • Leading and advising electrical engineers in the delivery of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems and ensuring that appropriate standards are set, and best practices implemented.
  • Coaching and mentoring staff to achieve appropriate levels of competency.
  • Planning and directing electrical maintenance activities.

What will you need to be considered?

  • An HND or Bachelors Degree in an Electrical discipline, or relevant proven experience
  • Proven experience of delivering projects with a consideration for quality, time and cost
  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills
  • Good working knowledge of Excel

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.
  • 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.


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