Senior Authorising Engineer

  • Job Reference: R21490
  • Date Posted: 19 June 2024
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £47,690 to £71,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Excellent Benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is now recruiting for Senior Authorising Engineers to join our Engineering Safety Organisation, who provide complex professional engineering judgement for the effective implementation of technical engineering safety.

Please note - we are recruiting for Senior Authorising Engineers with either Electrical OR Mechanical engineering backgrounds.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £47,690 - £71,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

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

  • Relocation assistance (T&C's apply)

What will you be responsible for?

  • Setting, managing, and assessing standards for competence of Engineering Safety Appointed people such as Authorised Persons and Nominated Persons

  • Reviewing suitability of safe systems of work for maintenance delivery by AWE and contract personnel for compliance with relevant regulations

  • Controlling and review legislative records pertaining to engineering safety

  • Providing advice on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety at AWE

  • Providing oversight of supply chain delivery of engineering safety

  • Providing technical support in resolving complex and multifaceted issues with regard to the Estate

  • Optimising the delivery of Engineering Safety Organisation

  • Making judgement on the safe and effective implementation of engineering safety within area of authority

  • Influence and contribute to the development of AWE engineering safety policies

  • Approving live working

  • Maintaining and promoting high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player

What will you need to be considered?

  • A good understanding of relevant British Standards and Industry Standards

  • An HNC/HND or equivalent suitable experience, such as EngTech MIET

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of maintaining LV Electrical, Control & Instrumentation equipment, such as power supply, telecoms, data centres and information systems architecture, or mechanical building services, HVAC systems, gas systems

  • Previous experience of working in an Authorising Engineer / Authorised Person role

  • The ability to deliver engineering across an equivalent manufacturing and/or research environment comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated manufacturing and/or research plant and equipment

  • Experience of identifying, managing and reporting on engineering safety risks to senior management

  • The ability to lead the delivery of engineering services across the life of an asset

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