Utilities Engineer – Electrical

Website AWE

AWE is recruiting for a Utilities Engineer – Electrical

Location – Aldermaston (Reading/Basingstoke area)
Salary – Starting from £37,860 (dependent on experience)
Closing Date – 24th July 2024

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.

  • 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.

What’s a day like in the life of a Utilities Engineer?

As a Utilities Engineer (Electrical), you will be responsible for the delivery of professional engineering services to enable the Utilities Engineering Team Leader to deliver utility services to facilities, assets and equipment required by AWE.

In addition to providing subject matter knowledge, a typical day may include undertaking electrical design activities, design reviews, calculations, change control, load coordination, strategic assessments, configuration control, asset management, reliability engineering and other tasking as directed.

A Utilities Engineer (Electrical) in the Utilities Engineering Team, will engage with operational areas, project teams, capital projects, design and technical authorities, senior management, and other estate areas.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Adherence to management system requirements for Utilities Engineering activities.

  • Provide engineering intelligence to Utilities Engineering.

  • Delivery of engineering tasks for utilities networks.

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply domain and technical knowledge for design, as built standards and through life system performance for relevant network plant and equipment.

  • Ensure availability of utilities plant, equipment and infrastructure within relevant networks.

  • Ensure maintenance of configuration baseline and provision of load connection and disconnection authorisations for relevant networks.

  • Provide specialist engineering knowledge for design. Installation, commissioning and trouble shooting on network plant equipment and infrastructure.

  • Identify and escalate business risk associated with the condition and performance of network plant equipment and infrastructure.

  • Optimise the delivery of Utilities Engineering services.

  • Ensure compliance for relevant network plant and equipment.

  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

Whilst not to be considered a check list, candidates should be able to demonstrate some of the following:

  • A Technician Apprenticeship or ONC in Electrical with suitable additional experience, or (desirable), HNC to Accredited Honours degree or suitable equivalent.

  • Prior operational and engineering experience in an industrial or utilities environment, in HV/LV, generation, distribution, and building services.

  • An ability to provide engineering capability across relevant networks, comprising a range of infrastructure facilities and associated plant and equipment.

  • An ability to solve complex problems/issues using tested solutions, i.e. cable calculations.

  • Experience of working in a highly regulated environment with an understanding of nuclear and explosives area requirements

Candidates must be willing and able to apply, obtain and maintain the required security clearance for the role.


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