Senior Engineering Manager

  • Job Reference: R12885
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • 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.

To enable the successful delivery of this programme, we are seeking Engineering leaders who can drive, deliver and execute key workstreams across multiple projects. The right candidate will have a passion to inspire engineering excellence and the gravitas to lead high performing teams.

Senior Engineering Manager

Location: 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 (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

  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Acting as a focal point and signpost for advice, information and expertise about policy, best practice, engineering knowledge and standards you will provide due governance and management to meet relevant Nuclear Licence Conditions, safety codes and quality standards.

Leading multi-disciplinary teams to optimise the delivery of Engineering services, in support of the Continuous at Sea Deterrent (CASD) and foster key stakeholder relationships with both internal and external customers will be a key part of this role.

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

  • The ability to articulate technical complexities to a range of audiences (technical and non-technical)

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

  • Experience leading multi-discipline teams through the engineering lifecycle

  • Strong communications skills across multiple stakeholders (internal and external to AWE)

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

  • An awareness of supply chain methodologies

  • 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.