Electrical Utilities Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £25000 - £40000 per annum + pension USD / Year

Website AWE

Have you served a recognised Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship and are looking for your next career move that can offer excellent training and progression?

Do you like the idea of having every other Friday off work as part of your standard working pattern?

If so, a career at AWE could be for you!

This is a superb opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK’s Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

If you enjoy working with your hands and you are looking for a new challenge, then this could be the role for you. We are recruiting for Electrical Utilities Engineers to carry out a wide range of planned and reactive electrical maintenance activities on facility and Utilities plant and equipment which can include installations, repairs, replacements, electrical distribution testing and modifications.

Location: Reading/ Basingstoke area

Salary: £27,420 – £40,000 (dependent on experience) plus generous workplace allowances

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 of annual leave (plus every other Friday off work)

  • 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

  • Opportunity for overtime inline with business requirements at enhanced rates.

On a day-to-day basis, you will apply and hone your trade skills, working in accordance with RAMS in a safe and effective manner.

This work will include a variety of planned and reactive maintenance, including defect rectification. The work will be on a range of systems including electrical distribution, specialist production equipment and ventilation systems

Key accountabilities:

  • Performing routine maintenance on electrical systems and equipment

  • Troubleshooting and fault rectification electrical issues

  • Installing and upgrading electrical systems and equipment

  • Test and inspect of electrical systems and equipment

  • Keeping accurate records of maintenance and repairs performed

  • Following all safety procedures and regulations

Though not to be considered a check list, candidates would benefit from knowledge/experience of ANY of the following:

  • Fault finding techniques and methodologies

  • Strong safety culture and working to industry standards

  • C & G 2391 Inspection and Test, would be a plus

  • Previous experience in a building, plant or manufacturing environment

  • Operational Craft experience

Candidates will need to be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:

  • Engineering Apprenticeship NVQ/Diploma Level 3 in relevant discipline or NVQ/Diploma Level 2 plus industrial experience

  • A recognised relevant qualification such as City & Guilds, ONC or BTEC Level 3

  • 18th Edition BS7671

All 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.


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