Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle & Ground Vehicle Service Technicians


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£40,000 - £49,999
Electrical/Electronic, Systems Design, Testing, Electronic
Civil/Structural, Defence, Electronics, Environment, Nuclear
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) Team - Service Technician

This is a hand-on role where you will interact with multiple customers and technical specialists delivering a UAV/UGV service. You will manage aerial, ground and submersible systems, sensors, cameras and complimentary software.

This role offers a fantastic career opportunity to work with new and exciting emerging technologies. You will provide innovative, safe and cost-effective business solutions supporting multiple stakeholders both internal and external to AWE. This hands-on role takes an idea; new development; business benefit or customer demand and puts it into action.

Role: Uncrewed Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and Uncrewed Ground Vehicle (UGV) Team - Service Technician

Location: Reading Area

Salary: £35,720 - £44,000 (dependent on experience)

Closing date: 5th December 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. 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 well-being - more information available on our careers site
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Key Responsibilities of the role are:

  • Development of new and emerging UAV/UGV systems and associated software
  • Support the Task Manager in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities
  • Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical reports and presentations

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Practical engineering experience, ideally combined with the use and knowledge of UAV/UGV's.
  • Experience of managing small engineering projects and delivering to Quality, Time, and Cost.
  • Basic understanding of complementary technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), 3D Mapping and Modelling, Thermography, Virtual Reality (VR) and/or automated systems.
  • Strong organisational and critical thinking skills.

We would like candidates to have:

  • A2 C of C (Drone Certificate of Competency).
  • GVC Qualified UAV Pilot.
  • Electronic/Electrical engineering experience

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


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