What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?
For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.
It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?
Senior Systems Engineer
Location: Reading / Basingstoke Area
Package: £33,850 - £65,000 dependent on experience plus contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, additional benefits and an excellent work / life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.
AWE was named in the Sunday Times top 25 big companies to work for in 2019.
For almost 70 years, AWE has supported the UK Government’s nuclear defence strategy and the Continuous At Sea Deterrent. Our role in keeping the nation safe is to manufacture, maintain and develop the warheads for Trident, the UK’s ultimate deterrent. We also use our nuclear know-how and technical expertise to provide innovative solutions that support the UK’s counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction activities.
We currently have roles for Systems Engineers at all stages of the system lifecycle.
Our Systems Engineers provide expertise across science, engineering, technology and infrastructure projects to help understand complexity, integrate the technical effort and balance risks, working collaboratively with project managers and technical specialists to deliver.
You may be focussed on developing systems for now and the future:
· eliciting and translating stakeholder needs;
· creating concepts and architectures and analysing options;
· enabling design realisation and verification;
· ensuring enterprise and product integration;
· planning and overseeing verification & validation activities, or;
· managing approval and acceptance.
Or you might be underpinning in-service systems:
· ensuring they are supported during operations;
· assessing and assuring their performance through life, or;
· preparing for and implementing decommissioning and disposal.
You will have demonstrable experience in leading systems engineering activities or applying systems engineering processes, methods and techniques on multi-disciplinary projects. A “systems thinker”, you will be curious with a desire to learn and understand new things and have the ability to consider the big picture whilst recognising the detail of, and interactions between, system elements.
You should be a clear and concise communicator, able to interact with a range of stakeholders to both discover and share key information. An appreciation of project management and control, safety and dependability is desirable, as is an awareness of MBSE tools and practices.
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.
Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.