Principal Asset Engineer

  • Job Reference: R14622
  • Date Posted: 1 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £55,450 to £85,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The UK Atomic Weapons Establishment is embarking on a Replacement Nuclear Warhead programme, to ensure the UK continuous at sea deterrent.

This is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to be part of such an important mission and this significant role will play a vital part leading our maintenance and reliability teams across multiple projects in key technology centres.

The right candidate will have a passion to inspire engineering excellence and foster collaborative and successful working relationships.

Principal Asset Engineer

Location: Aldermaston (Reading/Basingstoke area)

Package: £55,450- £85,000 (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, including 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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Leading teams of Engineers, your role will be to ensure optimal delivery of Maintenance and Engineering services to ensure plant and facility availability. It will involve partnering with multiple stakeholders both internal and external to AWE and ensuring due governance and management to meet relevant regulations, legislations, and codes.

Though not to be considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience leading multi-discipline teams through the engineering lifecycle

  • Ability to articulate technical complexities to a range of stakeholders

  • Excellent interpersonal, engagement and presentation skills

  • Delivery of engineering capability across a manufacturing and/or research environment

  • An understanding and ability to apply applicable legislation and standards relevant to safety within engineering

  • Degree qualification, and ideally Chartered, in an engineering discipline or have proven experience working in a similar environment

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

Experience working in a nuclear environment under licence conditions is desirable but not essential.