Facility Engineer - Operational Technology

  • Job Reference: R22643
  • Date Posted: 23 May 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £35,720 to £48,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Facility Engineer - Operational Technology

Location: Reading/Basingstoke area

Package: £35,720 - £48,000 (depending on suitability)

Why work at AWE?

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

What will you be doing?

You will be part of a specialist team within a multi-discipline service delivery function and will be responsible for providing expertise in disciplines such as software configuration, SMART instruments and disaster recovery, whilst considering cyber security aspects. Within this position you will:

  • Act as the intelligent customer for AWE with regards to OT as part of the Operational Technology team

  • Providing technical consultancy to maintainers, facility engineers, project managers and commissioning teams

  • Develop, maintain and update Policies and Procedure for use within the team and wider areas

  • Working across a range of plant, facilities and systems within the sites in both production and research environments in support of the UK nuclear deterrent

  • Identifying technical issues, evaluating options and providing solutions within the bounds of individual technical competence, seeing tasks through to satisfactory conclusion

We'd love to hear from individuals with the following:

  • Previous experience in an Operational Technology Engineering role or supporting OT equipment

  • Experience of diagnosing faults on OT/PC based systems and installing/replacing hardware/software to resolve the issue

  • Extensive experience working with SCADA and PLC / BMS / DCS systems and developing or modifying software for them

  • Computer literate, with knowledge of industry standard packages such as Step7, TIA Portal, WinCC, Unity Pro, Wonderware, RSLogix etc

  • A good knowledge of software engineering techniques and design for maintenance principles

  • Experience of configuration control of software on operational plant & equipment

  • Awareness of Cyber security practices for OT systems and why relevant

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