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?
Mechanical Facility Engineer
Location – Reading/Basingstoke area
Package - £37,000 - £46,000 per annum plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional flexible benefits scheme and excellent work/life
balance including 9 day working fortnight.
AWE has been named in the Sunday Times top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.
Working for one of the area’s largest employers and enjoying an excellent work/life balance, our engineers gain experience on a wide variety of equipment and projects and can make a direct and visible contribution to the successful running of the business. We currently have excellent opportunities for Facility Engineers at all levels and disciplines to work within our engineering function on a variety of projects.
You could be providing professional mechanical engineering services in support of operational requirements, which include professionally advising planned preventative and reactive maintenance to all key plant and equipment to help enable the crucial work we do at AWE, and completing engineering tasks to schedule, budget and quality requirements, optimising the delivery of operations engineering.
Within this position you will:
Apply technical knowledge for engineered systems and structures
Interpret and deliver requirements from the order book which may include troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required
Identify and escalate business risk where applicable to plant and engineered systems
Make evidence-based engineering decisions to solve technical problems
Bring a range of mechanical engineering skills to the team, which could potentially include one or more of the following: HVAC, hydraulics & pneumatics, nuclear containment, refrigeration systems and furnaces
To be successful in this role you will need to have:
HNC/HND with suitable additional experience
Proven ability to deliver engineering across similar manufacturing/research environment incorporating infrastructure facilities, plant and equipment
Experience of delivering facilities engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset
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.