Electrical Engineer

  • Job Reference: R18012
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £35,470 to £51,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: negotiable
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Are you an electrical or electronics engineer with an interest in High Voltage or Pulsed Power? Would you like the opportunity to work in AWE's unique Orion Laser Facility? Then we have the perfect role for you!

AWE are recruiting for an Electrical or Electronics Engineer to develop their knowledge and experience on a distinctive system. This role offers excellent career progression opportunities and the chance to learn about other pulsed power/high voltage systems operated at AWE!

Location: Reading

Salary: £35,470 - £51,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 19th July 2024

The Role?

The Trials & Test Group are looking for an experienced Electrical Engineer to work with a mixed discipline electrical & electronic team within the Orion laser facility.

The role is to Supervise and oversee the routine maintenance activity and operation of the lasers main Pulsed Power System.

This would be a good opportunity for someone with experience working on complex systems, fault diagnosis and repair of HV, LV, electronic, pneumatic and mechanical components having worked in a similar sector; Utilities, Renewables, FMCG, Manufacturing or Facilities, who can implement best practice and help to coach & mentor junior members of the team in technical techniques.

Knowledge of Pulsed Power or high voltage systems is not essential as full training will be provided.

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

  • Verifying compliance with electrical and construction safety regulations (e.g. In service Inspection and Test (PAT), BS7671 18th Edition, City and Guilds 2391).
  • Previous Electrical Safety Appointment LV/HV Authorised Person
  • High Voltage Systems
  • Planned preventative and reactive maintenance.
  • Recording and analyses of test data
  • Preparing documentation, writing reports and giving presentations

To be considered for the role you would ideally be time served Electrician or Electrical Engineer, hold an electrical qualification level 3-5 or similar engineering discipline with proven experience in a similar environment. This role will involve mentoring and supervisor junior members of the team and require you to take on an electrical safety appointment. Full training on the specialist system will be provided however, we are seeking an experienced maintainer.

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)
  • Maternity Leave- 39 Weeks Full Pay & Paternity Leave- 4 Weeks Full Pay!
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • 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

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