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Electronics Engineer

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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 currently recruiting for an Electronics Engineer to join a small Electronics R & D Team. The team designs bespoke electrical products to meet emerging and changing customer needs for the Nuclear Threat Reduction business area, this makes for a rapid pace of technology development.

Location – Reading area

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available.

We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

The role

We are looking for highly motivated individuals that have an interest and passion for engineering, enjoys learning new skills and seeks to understand how things work.

This will be a junior position, within a small R&D team, undergoing rapid expansion, which will offer many opportunities to learn and develop your electronic skills in design, test and manufacture of electronic based products.

This is a multi-disciplined role where personnel will be expected to carry out multiple parts of the product development lifecycle. Over time, with guidance from the team, it is expected that you will be involved with requirements capture, electronic circuit design, PCB layout / design and embedded programming of electrical products being manufactured for the customer.

You will be researching and capturing requirements to find appropriate solutions to technical problems, designing electronic circuits and interfacing of various electronic systems to meet customer needs, while supporting teams in offsite exercises and trials of manufactured products.

We would love to hear from self-motivated and organised individuals, who would be comfortable speaking to both technical and non-technical people at different levels of seniority.

Skills and experience

Proficiency in one of more of the following is preferred but not essential:

An ONC/HNC qualification in Electronics or another relevant field
A minimum of 2-3 years’ experience within industry. This can include an apprenticeship or graduate placement within industry
A fundamental understanding of embedded electronic design
An understanding of multi-layer PCB design
An understanding and interest in digital electronics using programmable devices, and be familiar with C, C++ or Python programming languages
Experience of electrical testing on electronic circuits, understanding and experience in the use of standard test equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters and function generators etc

Desired skills / experience:

Educated to Degree level, in electronic engineering, or other relevant fields (2.1 or above)
Valid UK drivers’ licence
Experience with project development and working to strict project timelines / deadlines
Knowledge of radiation detector technologies and theory
Practical Use of ECAD tools i.e. Altium designer, Mentor designer

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

Please note that you must be a British National to 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.

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