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?
Role - Commissioning Engineer
Location - Reading
Package - 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.
You will provide due governance and management to meet specifications and acceptance criteria within the QMS and Project Delivery processes and procedures whilst organising and managing commissioning activities, acting as a Commissioning Manager on projects or task based activities when required in support of the CASD Programme and the company’s strategic goals.
You will be required to:
Manage the interface between AWE and Contractors
Manage the commissioning of all systems that fall outside contractor’s specifications within the project scope
To stand in for the Commissioning Manager as required
Organise and lead the Test and Commissioning Panel when requested by the Commissioning Manager
Prepare the Commissioning Strategy, Commissioning Assessment documents, Programme and Plan
Write commissioning procedures or manage their content, production and approval commensurate with the appropriate Quality Control Grading
Manage the commissioning through organisation of meetings, tests, demonstrations, training events, and performance verifications
Ensure commissioning procedures are followed and signed off with full and accurate records of the test results
To be successful in this role you should have the following skills:
Hold an appropriate qualification in a relevant engineering discipline; ONC/HNC/HND or equivalent
Understanding of Design Engineering, Construction and Handover
Able to organise and execute complex commissioning tests and analyse results
Have a good understanding of Health and Safety
Good communication skills
Ability to Chair a Test and Commissioning Panel
People and process management skills
Needs a good understanding of HSAWA, CDM, risk assessments
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.