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9 months ago
Location: Reading
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Test Jobs
Exciting opportunities in a truly unique environment.

If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE could be the perfect place for you – whether you are a scientist, an engineer, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re always looking for high quality candidates.

Closing Date - 17/05/18

This role is focussed on the delivery of pressure and high vacuum systems for the seal integrity verification of high value, heavy-construction, steel pressure vessels. The role incumbent will be responsible for delivery of leak testing solutions (which includes equipment and processes) across three containment pressure vessel types for the TEUTATES programme.

Reporting to the Senior Engineering Manager, the Leak Test Equipment Lead Engineer will be part of a delivery-focussed project team, working with AWE and external stakeholders, to ensure the correct leak testing capability is delivered to schedule and cost.

The strategy for delivery of the leak testing capability is to generate a vessel leak testing philosophy and schedule in-house, before generating requirements and engaging the supply chain to deliver equipment and processes. The Leak Test Equipment Lead Engineer will be accountable to the Senior Engineering Manager for ensuring the supply chain delivers this capability.

Candidates must have outstanding technical skills in the area of pressure and vacuum systems, together with relevant experience of delivering equipment within a highly-regulated industry. Candidates must also have strong management skills, as the role demands interaction with AWE, CEA, MoD and our suppliers. Relevant experience of successfully using these technical and managerial skills is expected.

Specific technical skill and knowledge requirements include:

Pressure and/or vacuum system design
Pressure vessel design
Preparation of technical specifications
Industrial safety principles
Materials selection
Stress calculations
Reviewing calculations
Requirements verification and validation
Design for manufacture
Familiarity with relevant AWE design standards
Familiarity with relevant national and international design codes

Specific non-technical skill and knowledge requirements include:

Supplier management
Direct management of one or more Senior Mechanical Engineers
Schedule reporting
Presentation skills
Stakeholder management

The role is full-time and based at AWE Aldermaston. Travel to our delivery partner locations within the UK and infrequent trips to France will be required.

Individuals interested in this permanent opportunity will be required to be eligible for UK Security Clearance

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 applicants with disabilities.

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