Diagnostic Specialist

  • Job Reference: R22488
  • Date Posted: 25 March 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £42,520 to £67,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence, Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you experienced in working with lasers, fibre optics and operating optical data capture systems, specifically HetV? Would you like the opportunity to work in AWE's unique Hydrodynamics Delivery Unit? Then we have the perfect role for you. AWE is recruiting for an HetV diagnostic expert to oversee the operation of multiple HetV systems. We would like someone who has extensive experience working with HetV diagnostic systems and could undertake training and mentorship of junior members of the team teaching them best practice and techniques.

Role: Diagnostic Specialist

Location: Reading

Salary: £42,520- £67,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

The Trials & Test Group are looking for an Applied Scientist to work in our Hydrodynamics Delivery Unit. The Hydrodynamics Delivery Unit (HDU) is a group of talented individuals brought together from multiple functions to deliver explosive experiments for the AWE programme. Skilled scientists, engineers, technicians, and project managers all contribute to a figurative and literal dynamic trials environment.

Candidates must be willing to work safely within a uniquely hazardous environment for this role.

The Hydrodynamics Delivery Unit (HDU) is seeking an experienced operator of Heterodyne Velocimetry systems to perform in a Subject Matter Expert role with the following accountabilities and responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the operation of HDU's HetV systems, including 16-channel, MHetV and Super Raptor, in capturing data from Hydrodynamic experiments.
  • Accountable for the maintenance and repair of HDU's HetV systems.
  • Responsible for managing the critical spares and obsolescence of HDU's HetV systems.
  • Responsible for the training and ongoing competence assessment of new operators of HDU's HetV systems.
  • Responsible for the strategic oversight of HDU's HetV requirements into the future, including responsibility for any procurement, design & manufacture as a result of emerging needs.
  • Candidate must be willing to undertake secondary roles for the delivery unit as required.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates would also benefit from knowledge of the following:

  • Qualified Laser Safety Officer (LSO) or Laser Safety Advisor (LSA)
  • Experience in working around explosives.
  • Experience in analysis of HetV data.
  • Experience in design, build & test of laser based diagnostic systems.
  • Proven experience of preparing safety documentation, writing reports and giving presentations.
  • Level 7 BTEC or equivalent, or experienced individuals in an engineering or science discipline.

To be considered for the role you would ideally have a degree qualification in a science discipline or proven experience working in a similar environment and possess strong communication skills.

What will you get from us?

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 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
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
  • Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration

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