Senior Safety Manager - Mechanical

  • Job Reference: R17902
  • Date Posted: 13 September 2023
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £55,450 to £87,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + excellent benefits
  • Sector: Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Senior Mechanical Safety Manager

AWE has a unique opportunity to lead mechanical safety within a complex organisation which utilises some of the most advanced research and production facilities in the world.

Location: Aldermaston, Berkshire

Package: £55,450 - £87,000 (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

As the Senior Mechanical Safety Manager, you will report directly to the Chief Engineer for Sites & Assets and be required to:

  • Provide a focal point for advice, information and expertise on policy, best practice and mechanical safety engineering knowledge

  • Apply your skills on a wide array of unique technologies that only exist at AWE

  • Review, maintain and improve an organisation of competent persons who will be responsible for application of the mechanical-related safety across the company

  • Monitor AWE's compliance legislation, standards and relevant good practice

  • Provide an Intelligent Customer interface with AWE's Regulators at a corporate level

  • Build and maintain communications with other organisations to share best practice and improve

  • Help to shape AWE's future as a world class company

  • Be a role model in excellence, integrity and accountability

Ideal attributes for this role include:

  • Experience in development, implementation or application of mechanical safety policy

  • Experience in mechanical safety throughout the asset lifecycle (design to decommissioning)

  • Experience of working within a regulated industry

  • Experience as an Authorising Engineer (JSP 375), or equivalent

  • Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status or working towards professional recognition

  • NEBOSH General Certificate or recognised Health & Safety qualification

All candidates must be able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.