Senior Manager – Engineering

  • Full Time
  • Reading, Berkshire
  • £60000 - £87500 per annum + Additional Benefits USD / Year

Website AWE

Principal Engineering Manager – Engineering Services

Location: Reading area

Package: £60,000 to £87,500 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Overview of AWE

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.

We have hugely exciting challenges ahead at AWE as we invest in the infrastructure that is central to the delivery of the next generation deterrent.

The Role

We are looking for talented individuals with experience in leading multidisciplinary engineering teams from either a project delivery or asset management to join our Capital Engineering Services team.

The Capital Engineering Services team undertakes engineering assessment and design work in support of several key portfolios:

  • Nuclear Risk Management – ensuring that the engineering assets supporting our safety cases are suitable and sufficient to protect our people and the public.
  • Design assessment of existing assets and identification of areas for improvement.
  • Engineering design for new assets and infrastructure, or for modification of existing installations.

As the Principal Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing, guiding and supporting technical staff assigned to your area through our matrix management system. Oversight and support of supplier deliverables will form a key part of your remit.

Key responsibilities

  • Task manage and support the Engineering Managers and Engineers within team.
  • Lead delivery of engineering and design tasks within assigned area.
  • Provide guidance on technical matters to other disciplines such as safety specialists, facility managers and project managers.
  • Ensuring that the requirements are correct and adequate.
  • Ensuring that the design intent and configured baseline are maintained throughout the facility lifecycle.
  • Chair technical design reviews as Delegated Design Authority (if appointed).

What skills and qualifications are needed?

  • An appropriate qualification in a relevant engineering discipline, BEng or MEng equivalent.
  • Professional Engineering recognition as a Member, preferably registered as a Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council.
  • An excellent understanding of Engineering management, through the full life cycle of Design, Construction, Commissioning and Handover.
  • A good understanding of the Health and Safety at Work Act (HSAWA), Construction Design Management (CDM), risk assessments.
  • Experience of Safety Cases or working in a highly regulated (e.g. Nuclear, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas) industry would be beneficial
  • Excellent communication, stakeholder engagement and influence skills.

What can you expect from AWE?

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)
  • 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
  • Generous maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave to give you precious time with your loved ones
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

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

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