Senior Mechanical Design Engineers
AWE - Reading

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£26,000 - £42,000 depending on experience + excellent benefits
Nr Reading, Berks
No other organisation in the UK does what we do. Tasked with maintaining the UK's nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security, AWE operates one of the nation's largest high technology research and development facilities. Our scientific and engineering expertise is second to none. As is the groundbreaking approach that allows us to predict the performance of a system that can never be tested, but has to work. You'll work with this pioneering methodology alongside other science, engineering and
technology specialists, when you generate the concepts, design records and production
definitions for a specific Trident sub-system and system. Producing all the sub-assembly and component designs, you'll then come up with testing plans that assess how well your solutions will work in practice. But qualifying a design for service is just the beginning. From there, you'll go on to the in-service phase, which involves:

ongoing assessments of warhead safety and performance
providing expert support to the users of the warhead and its systems in the field
specifying, assessing, verifying and introducing required system modifications.

And at every stage, you'll liaise between the design authority team and production so that
processes can be swiftly approved and where necessary, amended. You'll be designing a solution, not just a component, so problem-solving skills are essential. Whether you come to us from a mechanical, electrical materials or systems engineering background, you'll need a good knowledge of engineering design, including materials selection. Also vital is the ability to put your points across to a wide range of specialists - both in reports and in person. If you already have experience of energetic or radioactive components, so much the better.

As well as the opportunity to continually develop your abilities, you'll enjoy a superb benefits package. One that includes 28 days' holiday in addition to statutory bank holidays.

To find out more and apply online.

Alternatively, you can call us on for an application form.

AWE promotes diversity in employment. We welcome applications from women and men, regardless of disability, sexual orientation, racial or ethnic origin, or age. Applications from women and ethnic minorities are particularly encouraged. Successful candidates will be selected solely on their ability to carry out the duties of the post. The normal contractual retirement age at AWE is 65.

Because of the nature of work associated with these posts, they are subject to special nationality rules and are open only to British citizens.
All selected candidates will be required to undergo security clearance.

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