Explosives Engineer

  • Job Reference: R23760
  • Date Posted: 28 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £29,640 to £44,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is currently recruiting for a Electro-Explosives Engineer to provide expertise to the Warhead Engineering Sub-Function in support of AWE Programmes. You will apply engineering methods, tools and processes to complex warhead engineering tasks and provide guidance/mentoring to inexperienced engineers about the practical use of engineering methods, tools and processes.

What will the role of an Electro-Explosives Engineer look like for me?

  • Expedite the planning and execution of tasks in order to deliver specific agreed objectives on time; demonstrating control of cost and quality.
  • Lead and influence collaborative working and contribute towards the achievement of project goals.
  • Expedite progress of designs through product lifecycle.
  • Understand hazards and associated risks of any work conducted and, where required, safely use specialised equipment.
  • Lead the delivery of conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation and validation evidence for electro - mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements.
  • Produce high quality scoping documents, plans and estimates for future activities.
  • Where appropriate, discharge the role of professional mentor.
  • Must be proficient with NX or similar CAD programmes.
  • Leading small scale explosives trials (explosives trials knowledge preferred but training can be given to the right candidate).

Whilst not considered a checklist, candidates would benefit from experience in any of the following:

  • Production and delivery of high-quality technical reports and presentations.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Managing stakeholder partnerships to both internal and external customers
  • Aiding development of less experienced engineers through formal and informal, technical mentoring.
  • Organising personal training and development under the guidance of a professional mentor
  • Explosives experience and knowledge.
  • Electronic Data capture methods such as Photon Doppler Velocimetry, Time of Arrival Probes and Data capture software such as KeySight etc.
  • High Voltage and Capacitor Discharge Unit Firing Systems.

To be considered for the role you will have a degree level or relevant qualifications & experience in an engineering discipline coupled with proven experience working in a similar scientific/engineering environment and possess strong communication skills.

What will you get from us?

  • 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.
  • 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.

Location: Reading

Salary: £29,640-£44,000

Closing Date: 12th July 2024

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

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