Job descriptionWhat 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? We have great opportunities for Mechanical Engineers with proven CAD experience in a Design Office environment and/or experience in Precision machining that would like to move into Design. Excellent career progression and benefits. CAD Engineers (Mechanical Engineering - Warhead) (Office Based) Location: Reading Area Closing date: 12th September 2023 Salary: £35,720 - £48,000 (dependent on experience) 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 Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply) Potential opportunities to travel with work for conferences and collaboration (optional) These roles will give you the opportunity to: Produce and deliver conceptual designs, detail designs, manufacturing specifications, operational documentation, and validation evidence for mechanical engineering solutions in relation to defined requirements to company standards Produce calculations and analysis in support of the above when necessary Maintenance of design history Support technical reviews and give presentations on design solutions when necessary Work with Senior Engineers in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities Apply the practical use of engineering methods, tools, and processes Technical leadership/mentoring of junior staff, Apprentices & Graduates Maintain and promote high standards in ESH (Environmental, safety & health), security and quality Applicants will need to have experience and knowledge in Mechanical Engineering Design and specifications to produce fully defined engineering drawing packs to BS 8888 using PLM and CAD systems. Experience of using Siemens, Teamcenter and NX particularly desirable although further training will be provided if needed. Whilst not considered a checklist, we will expect candidates to be able to demonstrate some of the following as further training will be given: Experience of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Experienced in using Computer Aided Design systems Practical experience of Machine tools and manufacturing processes Application and knowledge of British and ISO Standards Application and knowledge of Material selection An understanding of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Proven experience in a Design Office environment An ability to work with a range of stakeholders (technical & non-technical) All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and travel Overseas if required. #LI-GD Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with us. Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise 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. Any inclusion information you provide us will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.
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