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 a Quality Engineer within the Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) Development Team. The NDT Development team at AWE is responsible for developing and enhancing our NDT capability. The team provides subject matter expertise and technical support to all areas of the business to improve safety, integrity and reliability.
Location – Reading area
Package - £33,850 - £46,000 (depending on your 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.
Support delivery of technical assessments using NDT
Lead NDT capability development projects
Attend design/technical/task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required
Control of inspection/calibration/reporting and processes, to ensure Quality delivery is maintained
Engagement with relevant stakeholders across AWE, the UK and our international partners
We would love to hear from individuals with the following:
Experience in developing new processes or inspections
Experience working with computed tomography and digital radiography systems
An ONC/HNC /BSc/BEng, or equivalent, in a relative discipline and/or extensive practical experience
Report writing and presentation skills
Excellent attention to detail with exceptional problem solving and analytical skills
Conversant in Quality Management Systems and related standards (e.g. Health & Safety, Environment, Security)
An understanding of configuration and change management techniques
Using Improvement techniques, such as Lean, Six Sigma, RLI, etc
Influencing and engaging with management
Ability to develop, implement and maintain management systems, processes, procedures and other supporting documentation
Completion of vendor selection monitoring and management processes
Auditing from definition/scheduling through to implementation, reporting and close out
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.