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about 1 month ago
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Hardware Engineering
Category: Management Jobs
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?

Role - Engineering Manager - HVAC

Location - Reading/Basingstoke Area

Package - AWE offers a competitive salary plus bonus scheme, car allowance, pension scheme and excellent work/life balance including 9 day working fortnight.

As a key member of the Engineering Team the Engineering Manager will have responsibility for carrying out the management of multi-disciplinary directorate and consultancy resources to provide solutions that meet AWE and other defined stakeholders requirements.

Key Responsibilities

Managing engineering solutions which fully comply with all AWE and UK legal requirements together with AWE business case needs.
Establishing, maintaining and communicating the engineering design programme, budget and work breakdown structure.
Agree with the Compliance Group the extent of processes required for the specification and verification of projects.
Identifying and agreeing with HOD’s and others as appropriate a comprehensive resource requirement for the engineering design of the project to budgetary targets.
Establish and maintain (and deliver designs in accordance with) the Design Control Plans for projects.
Ensuring project personnel undertaking engineering design duties meet the requirement to be Suitably Qualified and Experienced Persons.
Monitoring the co-ordination of engineering design activities of all design houses and other suppliers of engineering design contributing to the projects.
Monitoring Project Changes as they affect Engineering Design Delivery and the effect of these changes against the initial budget and programme.
Contribute to integrated safety when reviewing engineering designs and ensure that all technical and design risks are identified and appropriately managed to meet project requirements and the letter and intent of the CDM Regulations, including discharging the designers role.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

HVAC background with experience of designing complex HVAC systems in hazardous or critical environments such as:
Explosive atmospheres
Close environmental control
Chemical atmospheres
Clean rooms and laboratories
Business critical

Good technical and management skills including problem solving and decision making.
Good oral, written and presentational skills with a particular aptitude for report, documentation and letter writing.
Good interpersonal and communication skills to ensure effective communication to all levels to both internal and external personnel.
Familiarity with standard office software including word processors, spreadsheets, e-mail, presentations and databases.
Minimum a degree in engineering or Chartered Membership of an engineering institution.

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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