Electrical Engineer (High Voltage)

  • Job Reference: R13364
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £28,000 to £38,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an electrical engineer with an interest in High Voltage or Pulsed Power? Would you like the opportunity to work in AWE's unique Orion Laser Facility? Then we have the perfect role for you! AWE are recruiting for an Electrical Engineer to develop their knowledge and experience on a distinctive system. This role offers excellent career progression opportunities and the chance to learn about other pulsed power/high voltage systems operated at AWE!

Electrical Engineer (High Voltage & Pulsed Power)

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Salary: £28,000 - £38,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

The Trials & Test Group are looking for an Electrical Engineer to work with an electrical/electronic team to operate and maintain a purpose designed high voltage pulsed power system powering the Orion laser. This would be a good opportunity for someone interested in fault diagnosis and design improvements of high voltage and/or mechatronic systems. Knowledge of Pulsed Power is not essential as full training will be provided. Knowledge of High Voltage would be beneficial, but guidance and training will be provided, including potential to learn about other pulsed power/high voltage systems operated at AWE as part of this role.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Routine maintenance and operation of a high voltage/pulsed power system

  • Undertake fault diagnosis and recommend repair or improvement strategies

  • Contributing to the production and delivery of technical reports and presentations

  • Contributing to the delivery of projects from concept to realisation

  • Supporting the progress of designs through product lifecycle

  • Understanding the hazards and associated risks of any work conducted

To be considered for the role you would ideally have an HNC or equivalent in an engineering discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.