Systems Engineers (Trident & Replacement Warhead)


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£50,000 - £59,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical, Systems Design, Electronic
Design, Manufacturing, Nuclear, Rail
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

AWE is looking for Systems Engineers (Trident & Replacement Warhead) who have the ability to see the bigger picture and identify and execute solutions across projects & programmes of work.. is this you?

We are looking for Engineers at various stages of their careers to apply Systems Thinking to challenging mechanical, electronic, safety, security or nuclear projects.

In growing our capability across these areas, we will also be looking to grow your skills and knowledge as an Engineer with opportunities for development and progression across our programmes of work.

Systems Engineering at AWE:

The Warhead Systems Engineering Team provides the capability to design, coordinate, integrate and verify Nuclear Warheads and enabling systems to meet current, and potential future customer requirements. We manage the systems from cradle to grave taking consideration of safety, performance and through life maintenance while interfacing with the MoD and other strategic defence partners, while supporting AWE to deliver an integrated solution.

Systems Engineers (Trident & Replacement Warhead)

Location: Reading area (office based)

Package: £34,000 - £54,000 (dependant on suitability and level of experience)

Closing date: 24th June 2024

Why AWE:

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

The difference you'll make in these roles:

  • Contributing to the delivery of requirements, conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for engineering solutions through all lifecycle phases
  • Applying Systems Thinking and finding novel solutions to difficult technical challenges
  • Inspiring and developing our engineers and scientists of the future
  • Communicating your ideas through reports and presentations to others
  • Safeguarding our nation by ensuring our deterrent is credible, effective and safe, today and into the future

The key skills & experience you'll bring:

  • HNC/HND or degree qualification in a science or engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment
  • Ability to integrate and work well in a team and support or take the technical lead in projects
  • Structured approach to problem solving
  • Ability to convey complex and technical issues to diverse audiences

We have a range of roles available across engineering, and below is a brief summary of some of our opportunities:

Trident - Responsible for warhead lifecycle management of our in-service Trident deterrent. This includes the assurance of the continual health of system; determining and collecting vital surveillance evidence; assessing the impacts and introduction of new design modifications; maintaining the quality of new product; and supporting the wider boat programme and CASD.

Replacement Warhead - Responsible for realising an effective future system design. This includes the early system-lifecycle context and requirement derivation and maturation that will underpin the system design; generating and maturing system design options; and defining and burning down verification risk across all products.

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


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