Mechanical Handling Senior Engineer

  • Job Reference: R13743
  • Date Posted: 26 April 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,650 to £65,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Do you have a keen interest in the development of conventional, high hazardous or nuclear handling designs including cranes, lifting attachments, trolleys etc?

AWE's Facility Design Authority is now recruiting for a Mechanical Handling Senior Design Engineer to provide guidance and advice that ensures utilities, infrastructure, engineering processes, equipment and facilities are compliant with legislation, standards and requirements associated with engineering designs throughout their lifecycle.

Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area

Package: £42,650 - £65,000 (dependent on 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 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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

This opportunity would be a great match for a qualified Engineer with working knowledge of developing conventional, high hazard or nuclear handling designs including cranes, lifting attachments, trolleys etc. Working experience of Finite Element Analysis would be highly beneficial, although not essential.

As a Mechanical Handling Senior Engineer, you'll be responsible for ensuring AWE Mechanical Handling standards are current and conform to National/International/Defence Standards.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the security clearance required for the role and be willing and able to travel within the UK and overseas as required (if applicable) once restrictions are lifted.

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 disabled people.