Senior Electrical Engineer - Trials and Test

  • Job Reference: R13846
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,950 to £62,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for Senior Electrical Engineers to apply their expertise to a range of exciting projects taking place in both our Operational Trials delivery area and the Orion Laser Facility. This is an exciting time for experienced Electrical Engineers to join AWE, enjoying the benefits AWE has to offer such as career development opportunities and every other Friday off!

Location - Reading/Basingstoke area (On-site role)

Package - £42,950 - £62,000 (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)

Within this role, the successful candidates main responsibility will be to conduct and deliver electrical operations safely, within our Engineering and Science function and Trials & Test Technology Centre.

Other key responsibilities include:

  • Applying engineering principles to analyse and design electrical systems

  • Ensuring tasks and installations comply with engineering regulations

  • Delivering Conceptual designs, Detail designs, Manufacturing specifications, Operational documentation and Validation evidence for electrical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements

  • Producing high quality reports and presentations on capability metrics

  • Ensuring technical needs are understood, options are considered, and appropriate solutions are implemented within programme constraints

  • Making evidence based professional engineering decisions to solve technical problems within your area of responsibility

  • Leading SME for all electrical systems within a set boundary

  • Leading and advising electrical engineers in the delivery of innovative solutions to complex engineering problems and ensuring that appropriate standards are set, and best practices implemented

  • Coaching and mentoring staff to achieve appropriate levels of competency

  • Planning and directing electrical maintenance activities

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from having any of the following:

  • Proven experience of delivering projects with a consideration for quality, time and cost

  • A high level of electrical engineering knowledge

  • Demonstrable experience in electrical engineering

  • An awareness or understanding of engineering regulations

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Good working knowledge of Excel

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