Systems Engineer (Dependability)

  • Job Reference: R11718
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,650 to £65,000
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

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

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

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)

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.

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

  • Producing 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

  • Engagement with Subject Matter Experts and other stakeholders, providing specialist Dependability support as necessary

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

Candidates are required to have:

  • A degree qualification in engineering (or an HND in engineering supported by extensive practical experience) or technical (e.g. science) equivalent

  • A proactive and self-motivated attitude

  • A strong willingness to learn - developing Dependability specialist knowledge and engineering professionalism

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

  • Demonstrable ability to generate and present technical documents to a high standard

Experience of some of the following would also be desirable:

  • Working knowledge of Dependability tools and techniques e.g. Failure Modes and effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Awareness of Systems Engineering principles, techniques, and management tools

  • Providing dependability expertise to complex systems or projects

  • Familiarity with statistical analysis techniques

  • Assessing failure modes, implementing mitigations, and enabling reliability growth

  • Awareness of working within a rigorous assurance framework

  • Familiarity with relevant Defence Standards and British Standards

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