Systems Engineers (Product Lifecycle Management)


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£50,000 - £59,999
Automotive, Manufacturing, Motorsport, Nuclear, Rail
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

AWE is currently recruiting for Systems Engineers - Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) with varying levels of experience

Working within the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) team, these exciting roles help to modernise, digitise, centralise, and synergise capability in managing the product lifecycle efficiently, safely, and securely through an integrated set of PLM processes.

Role: Systems Engineers (PLM)

Location: Reading Area

Salary: £37,860 - £51,000 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 28th June 2024

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
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

Successful candidates would demonstrate an excellent understanding of product lifecycle management methodologies and tools, as they will be helping the organisation to deliver the people, process, and technologies to meet goals with internal and external stakeholders. Candidates will also be involved in our in-flight transformation project, ODIN, and the under-arching change projects within it. On the job training will be provided.

Depending on level of experience, successful candidates may be responsible for:

  • Managing AWE's Information Services, PLM applications and participate in the development of its future strategy
  • Managing system configuration changes of the PLM applications through sprints
  • Effectively managing projects through transition into live operations
  • Having a good understanding, develop and be able to manage PLM technical processes
  • Identifying future PLM upgrade options and areas of under-utilised capabilities that will add value to the Business
  • Working with and manage stakeholders and SMEs to enable sprints, project work and ensure delivery through the life of the project
  • Working with the Business Relationship Manager, PLM Product and Delivery Manager to assess future demand
  • Implementing changes and new systems or programs within the group
  • Liaising with specialist PLM contractors and suppliers
  • Attending supplier briefings and conferences to stay up to date with new releases
  • Participating in Review, Learn and Improve activities and implement the outcomes to ensure the continued development and implementation of best practice
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs

To be successful for these roles, we would like you to have:

  • A Degree in Engineering, or an equivalent STEM-based discipline, equivalent NVQ levels 4 to 6 qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Working level of experience in conducting technical assessments to draw sound conclusions and ability to communicate to non-technical audiences
  • Clear and concise communication approach, both oral and written
  • Strong and organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritise a varied workload for self, ensuring timely deliver
  • Methodical approach to complex problem solving using technical knowledge
  • Flexibility during times of change

A specialism in one or more of the following areas will be advantageous:

  • ITIL 3/4 experience.
  • Member or Chartered Status of a Professional Organisation such as BCS
  • Working knowledge of computing and IS/IT trends and technologies

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas if required


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