Authorising Engineer

  • Job Reference: R23740
  • Date Posted: 10 July 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire
  • Salary: £37,860 to £51,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is now recruiting for Authorising Engineers to join our Engineering Safety Organisation, who provide complex professional engineering judgement for the effective implementation of technical engineering safety.

Please note - we are recruiting for Authorising Engineers with either Electrical OR Mechanical engineering backgrounds.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £37,860 - £51,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • Time to recharge your batteries with 270 hours (including Bank Holidays) of annual leave - plus every other Friday off work!

  • Consideration for flexible working arrangements so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training

  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services

  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)

  • Life Assurance

  • Discounts - access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending

  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family

  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing - more information available on our careers site

  • Free on site parking

What will you be required to do?

  • Advise and undertake plant shutdowns and isolations

  • Ensure baseline configuration related to safety

  • Provide supervision of nominated and instructed persons undertaking safety work

  • Apply technical knowledge for engineered systems and structures

  • Interpret and deliver requirements from the order book which may include troubleshooting, quoting, reporting, design, commissioning and handover as required

  • Identify and escalate business risk where applicable to plant and engineered systems

  • Make evidence-based engineering decisions to solve technical challenges

What will you need to be considered?

  • A recognised Engineering-related qualification (ONC/OND/HNC/Level 4 RFQ etc)

  • Knowledge and experience of safety engineering and associated regulations

  • Understanding of relevant British Standards and Industry Standards

  • Proven ability to deliver across industrial/manufacturing/construction/research environment incorporating infrastructure facilities, plant and equipment

  • Experience of delivering facilities engineering and maintenance services across the life of an asset

  • Experience of working on large civil construction projects - desirable

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