Graduate Opportunity

Graduate Engineer (Sites and Assets) 2021

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What if you could work on something that you cannot test, but cannot afford to fail? What if your job wasn’t your ordinary 9-5? 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 research weapons research and development. Contracted to the MOD, we have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique nuclear 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?

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The role:

We are looking to recruit graduates with or working towards degrees in Process, Building Services, Civil and Structural engineering. You will work alongside, and in conjunction with, a network of engineers of other disciplines, as well as other project and safety professionals, delivering modern facilities and infrastructure that support our ongoing future nuclear warhead programme. In so doing you will be contributing to creating the right environment, to support the through-life cycle of the nuclear warhead.

Our Engineers are involved right across AWE’s infrastructure project lifecycle from concept and feasibility to detail design, management and supervision of construction, commissioning and operation which interfaces strongly with Process Plant and Equipment. The level of involvement extends to the decommissioning and demolition of our buildings and associated infrastructure.

As a Building Services, Civil and Structural engineer at AWE you can expect to get involved in the management of Building Services, Civil, Structural and Architectural design including, conventional, nuclear, explosive and seismic buildings and structures, utilities / building services and infrastructure and geotechnics.

As a Process engineer, you can expect to be involved in developing safety analysis and mitigation that demonstrate the control of risk from Process Plant and Equipment hazards within high hazard and conventional workplace environment.

Our Civil / Structural engineers typically work across the following activities:

  • Design compliance
  • Engineering management
  • Construction management
  • Facility support & operations

We recruit on a rolling basis which means as soon as our positions have been filled, we close our applications.

Successful candidates must be available to start on the Graduate Programme in September 2021.

What we offer:

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 benefits scheme is also available. As a Graduate with AWE you will also receive a welcome payment, option of an interest free loan of £1,000 as well as regular Graduate pay reviews and a structured and supported career progression

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and be willing and able to work in designated areas – if applicable

About 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 disabled people.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Process
  • Structural

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