What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the end result was something a little bit special?
What if your role was mission critical?
For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission : to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent Trident.
We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.
It takes a special sort of person to work at AWE. What if that person was you?
AWE is recruiting Tooling Design Engineers.
As we move into an exciting phase in our programme, we have a number of opportunities for Design Engineers to join AWE and support our vital role in keeping the Nation safe.
Tooling Design Engineer
Location : Reading / Basingstoke area
Salary : £33,850 - £50,800 (dependent on skills and experience) + allowance
AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include :
Market leading contributory pension scheme
Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off
Flexible working hours
Salary sacrifice scheme
Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)
Working in a highly regulated environment the role of the Tooling Design Engineer is to develop bespoke hardware designs to support programme requirements.
Whilst not to be considered a checklist, we are interested in hearing from candidates who have previous experience within any of the following :
A detailed knowledge of manufacturing techniques and processes which may include machining, presswork, inspection, moulding and metrology
Design to Manufacture (D2M) experience of tooling or equipment including requirements capture, concept generation and down selection, development, manufacture and commissioning
Creation of formal technical information including; Technical drawings (conforming with BS8888), design support information including reports and calculations.
Experience of presenting at formal design reviews is beneficial
3D parametric CAD packages, preferably Siemens NX
Product Lifecycle Management Tools, preferably Siemens Teamcenter
Development of hardware designs within a stage gated process
DFMEAs (Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
An understanding and application of UK Health and Safety Legislation in a Manufacturing or Production environment including quality standards, best practice and procedures
An Awareness of Model Based Realisation is beneficial
Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas.
Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at AWE.
AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent.
We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world.
Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.
AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at AWE, including women, BAME and people with disabilities.