Warhead Mechanical CAD Engineers


Job summary

Atomic Weapons Establishment: AWE
£40,000 - £49,999
Electrical/Electronic, Electro-Mechanical, Mechanical, Systems Design
Automotive, Design, Manufacturing, Motorsport, Rail
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

AWE is currently recruiting Mechanical Design Engineers (CAD) to join our Applied Warhead Engineering Team and apply their expertise in support of AWE's Weapon Projects.

The Applied Engineering Group provides expertise that supports the engineering design and development of in-service and future warheads, both directly and in-directly across all key business areas at AWE. It researches, develops and implements new technologies to help improve the capability and efficiency to design, simulate, manufacture and test across AWE.

These are excellent opportunities for experienced Product Design Engineers looking for a fresh challenge or for qualified Precision Machinists with CAD experience looking to further their career.

Warhead Mechanical CAD Engineers

Location - Reading Area (Office based)

Closing date: 26th June 2024

Salary: £37,860 - £49,000 (dependent on experience)

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 (optional)

These roles will give you the opportunity to:

  • Produce and deliver conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation, and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements to company standards
  • Produce calculations and analysis in support of the above when necessary
  • Maintenance of design history
  • Support technical reviews and give presentations on design solutions when necessary
  • Work with Senior Engineers in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities
  • Apply the practical use of engineering methods, tools, and processes
  • Technical leadership/mentoring of junior staff, Apprentices & Graduates
  • Maintain and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality

We would welcome applicants that have:

  • A degree, HNC/HND or an equivalent vocational qualification, in an engineering discipline supported by considerable practical experience
  • Experience and knowledge in Mechanical Engineering Design and specifications to produce fully defined engineering drawing packs to BS 8888 with GD&T
  • Experience using PLM and CAD systems. Siemens Teamcenter and NX particularly desirable although further training will be provided if needed
  • Practical experience of machine tools and manufacturing processes

Whilst not considered a checklist, we would like candidates to be able to demonstrate some of the following as further training will be given:

  • Experience of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
  • Experienced in using Computer Aided Design systems
  • Practical experience of Machine tools and manufacturing processes
  • Application and knowledge of British and ISO Standards
  • Application and knowledge of Material selection
  • An understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Proven experience in a Design Office environment
  • An ability to work with a range of stakeholders (technical & non-technical)

All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and travel Overseas if required.


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