Principal Systems Engineer (Dependability)

  • Job Reference: R11903
  • Date Posted: 14 July 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £55,450 to £80,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for a Principal Systems Engineer to join our team, providing Dependability (Availability, Reliability, Maintainability and Safety) support to technically challenging projects.

The role comes with excellent benefits and a bespoke training to enhance the successful candidate's skill set.

Principal Systems Engineer (Dependability)

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £55,450- £80,000 (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:

In the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) era, AWE relies on cutting-edge science and computational methodologies to verify the safety and effectiveness of the warhead stockpile, without conducting live testing.

  • 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

  • Funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • 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 role will require you to work within a rigorous assurance framework and the key responsibilities will be:

  • To produce high quality technical reports and presentations

  • Undertake analysis, modelling and simulation to provide estimations, allocations and predictions

  • Development of credible strategies and plans to deliver project deliverables to time, cost and quality requirements

  • To engage with Subject Matter Experts and other stakeholders, providing specialist Dependability support as necessary (Strategic Technical Authority)

  • To develop your expertise in Dependability engineering and where appropriate, provide support and mentoring to less experienced engineers

Whilst not considered a check list, we will be looking for candidates to be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • Systems Engineering knowledge and experience

  • Some experience of Reliability toolsets e.g. Failure modes and effects analysis (FMEA, FMECA)

  • Specialist experience of Dependability (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability) Engineering on complex systems or projects

  • Experience of in-service reliability assurance

  • Experience in product development but facilities experience may be relevant

  • Data analysis and technical report writing skills suitable for a range of audiences

  • Ability to understand technical specifications and requirements, compliance, verification

  • Good interpersonal skills, able to engage and communicate well with a broad range of stakeholders

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