Peer Review Lead

  • Job Reference: R23469
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
  • Website: https://www.awe.co.uk/
  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £58,220 to £89,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Every 2nd Friday off!
  • Sector: Science & Technology
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: ASAP

Job Description

We need an AWEsome Peer Review Lead to join our team at AWE. You will be leading a technical team to deliver a programme of reviews of critical safety documentation. You will also need to manage a wide range of stakeholder engagement across the organisation at all levels.

Location: Our offices are based in Berkshire, RG7 4PR between Reading and Basingstoke with onsite parking. You will need to be on site up to 50 percent of the time.

Salary Range: £58,220 to £89,000

What's exciting is:

Each day is different, you'll never be bored. You'll work with different and very interesting people across the organisation and what you do every day will make a difference to keeping our nation safe. We are currently embarking on some of the biggest and most exciting projects in Europe and you will play a BIG part in this.

This role offers a varied workload, with a unique exposure to the entire organisation. You will be at the front of new projects, facilities and capabilities which are coming online. As part of the Internal Regulation function, you will play an important role to help ensure safe delivery of our important mission.


A typical day could look like this:


* Establishing and delivering the Internal Regulation strategy
* Liaising with programme management leaders to understand the pipeline of work that will require peer review

* Providing a strategic view of the health of safety submissions across the business
* Developing and motivating a team of Peer Reviewers with the knowledge, skills, experience and professional certifications to effectively deliver the integrated Internal Regulation Peer Review programme
* Ensuring reviews and assessments are carried out with appropriate regard to programme scheduling requirements
* Taking responsibility for issue resolution in the first instance

Experience and skills we would like you to have:

  • Performance and Task Management
  • Safety case understanding/experience
  • Review of complex and detailed safety documents
  • Leadership in a Safety related role leading technical regulators within fields such as nuclear, energy, oil, engineering or science
  • Technical competence within an assurance or oversight role

You may not tick every box and that is fine with us, attracting the right people is just as important as having technical experience in every aspect of our roles so we'd still love to hear from you.

Why work for us?

AWE has been voted one of the best 25 big companies to work for this year. We offer a great package of benefits and career development as well as:

  • Every other Friday off
  • Pension contributions between 9% to 13%

Take a look at our benefits on our careers site.

Applications via: AWE Careers

UK Security Developed Vetting Clearance (funded by the AWE) is required to start with us which takes several months to complete. You can find information on this at Gov.UK

Important things you need to know:

  • Interviews will be scheduled during working hours
  • Interviews will be 90 minutes face to face here at Aldermaston RG7 4PR or on TEAMs if this is preferable due to travel
  • There will be a 5-to-10-minute presentation
  • Flexible and hybrid
  • Closing 24 June 24

If we receive a high level of applications, this vacancy may close early. Refresh your CV and apply now!

For more information about the role or the recruitment journey, contact me (Sunflower) at:

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