What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?
For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.
It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?
AWE is currently recruiting for an Electromagnetic Engineer to support multiple programmes operating across all areas of the business.
Location – Reading area
Package - £26,040 - £36,000 depending on suitability and level of experience
AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.
We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.
As a member of the Electromagnetic Engineering team you will:
Conduct electromagnetic assessments of equipment, systems and installations
Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical documentation, including test plans, reports and procedures
Assist with measurements in an anechoic and/or reverberation chamber within a test laboratory environment
Support the team with planning and providing basis of estimates for future activities
Identify and support continuous process improvement activities
Undertake specialist electrical training
Work with a professional mentor to develop an understanding of different aspects of electromagnetic engineering including Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC), Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)& Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
To be considered for this role, you will require the following:
HNC/HND or NVQ level 4 (supported by practical experience), in electronic engineering, or an alternative science/engineering qualification with knowledge and/or practical experience of electromagnetic engineering
A working knowledge of electronic systems and their interfaces
An ability to multitask across several projects, whilst proactively managing priorities and remaining focussed on delivery
Good at identifying a problem and solving it
Excellent customer facing skills with both internal and external stakeholders
Competence in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
Experience working in an electromagnetic engineering position
Experience of working in a test laboratory environment
Knowledge of RF emissions
Knowledge of electromagnetic environment test standards
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.
Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.