Skip to main content

This job has expired

Systems Engineer

Employer
AWE
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
£35,720 - £47,000 per annum + negotiable
Posting live until
3 Jun 2024

Job Details

 

AWE is looking for a Systems Engineer to provide systems engineering expertise to Orion projects and programmes; working closely with and advising Project Managers and Task Managers to ensure that Systems Engineering methods tools and processes are used to best effect.

If you would like to work within some of the UK's most impressive facilities and in a role which provides excellent careers progression opportunity… we want to hear from you.

Location: Reading

Package: £35,720- £47,000 per annum (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Closing Date: 03rd June 2024

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Deliver solutions that meet safety and performance requirements, across AWE programmes;
  • Plan and execute tasks to deliver agreed objectives to time; requirements, quality and cost;
  • Undertake requirements derivation, architecture development and system simulation;
  • Undertake modelling and simulation to explore problem space and potential system solutions;
  • Undertake requirements verification and validation and support technology teams' derivation of verification and validation events, test cases, test plans and test specifications, to support integration activities;
  • Perform trade studies and analyse the relative benefits/merits of competing solutions;
  • Support development and delivery of viable technical solutions that meet customer requirements;
  • Contribute to long term plans in support of life-cycle phases using Systems Engineering best practice;
  • Support process capture, implementation and improvements for integrating the sub-systems;
  • Support project reviews for internal programmes and external contracts, including providing written reports and verbal briefs to management and stakeholders;
  • Support and mentor developing engineers in the production of engineering solutions and their career progression.
  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.

The Role?

  • To action ISO 15288 best practice;
  • Elicit, analyse, and translate stakeholder needs into technical requirements;
  • Undertake requirements derivation, architecture development and system simulation;
  • Undertake modelling and simulation where appropriate to explore the problem space and potential system solutions;
  • Undertake requirements verification and validation and support technology teams' derivation of verification and validation events, test cases, test plans and test specifications, to support integration activities;
  • Perform or lead trade studies and analyse the relative benefits/merits of competing solutions;
  • Manage and develop long term plans in support of life-cycle phases using Systems Engineering best practice;
  • Support process capture, implementation, and improvements for integrating the sub-systems;
  • Support project reviews for internal programmes and external contracts, including providing written reports and verbal briefs to management and stakeholders;
  • To support Task Managers and Project Manager in planning and the execution of tasks to deliver specific agreed objectives, demonstrating control of cost, quality and timeliness of engineering output;
  • Lead and influence collaborative working and contribute towards the achievement of project goals;
  • Provide mentorship and supervision of staff working in systems engineering.

We would be interested in receiving applications from individuals with a Degree/HND/NVQ4 level in STEM vocational qualification, supported by practical experience or equivalent. While we welcome applications from developing Engineers, ideally you will have demonstrable experience in a good quantity of the functional area below:

Leadership & Management

  • Mentor and coach technical staff;
  • Delegate to technically competent staff;
  • Execute effective communication at all levels.

Capability

  • Promote knowledge management to maintain an appropriate level of technical capability;
  • Ensure System Managers maintain an understanding of system requirements, identify shortfalls/risks and sponsor mitigation.

Delivery

  • Deliver within the processes as directed by Design Authority representatives and the Project Controls Lead;
  • Work with planners and Task Managers to ensure work is scheduled appropriately.

What will you get from us?

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;
  • 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.

#LI-GD

Company

AWE profile image

AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Working to support the defence of our country, we’re a community of creative thinkers from all kinds of backgrounds in all kinds of roles, with one clear mission – to keep everyone, our environment and everything around us safe and secure. Our role in nuclear defence and the specialist expertise we provide to the government, is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK – and to keeping the peace. From developing the warheads for the nuclear deterrent, to providing counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions, the work we do is of global importance.

Why work for us
What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We are a team of around 6500 people – proud to be part of such an important mission. We are com​mitted to equality at work and to mainstreaming diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We believe that by bringing together a diverse range of people we’ll get the diversity of thought to approach challenges in new ways.

Training and development
We believe in supporting our people through long-term investment in learning and development. Alongside in-house and on-line training capabilities, we support membership of professional bodies. We also focus on building and developing leadership skills, in pursuit of our best-in-class ambition. We do this through tailored leadership development programmes, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, designed to equip our leaders with the skills to drive performance and bring out the best in their teams.

Graduate schemes
Our two-year Evolve programme offers four career pathways: Science, Engineering, Environment, Safety, Health & Quality and Corporate & Operations. The programme is designed to be flexible, to incorporate a range of experiences as well as business needs. You’ll undertake several placements to expand your knowledge of your discipline, enabling you to develop yourself and your ongoing career. Your line manager will work with you and support you on your journey.

What we are looking for
We are always looking for high-calibre people to join our team. Whatever stage of your career, AWE is an exciting and challenging environment to develop your skills and achieve your potential. Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognize and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Please note that you must be a British national to apply for a role at AWE.


Location
Reading, UK

Number of employees
6500

Main areas of research
Nuclear defence, nuclear forensics, radiation detection, plasma physics, hydrodynamics, high-performance computing, materials science

Positions recently recruited for
Computational physics, criticality scientists, experimental physics, radiation science, high-performance computing, radiation detection

Pre-requisites
Must be a British national and have resided in the UK for 10 years for our science and engineering roles 

How to apply
Please visit our website www.awe.co.uk/careers for further information

Contact
Tel +44 (0)118 981 4111
www.awe.co.uk

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 0118 98 24643
Location
AWE Aldermaston
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4PR
GB

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert