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Software Engineering Manager

Employer
AWE
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
£44990 - £70000 per annum + negotiable
Posting live until
21 May 2024

Job Details

 

Would you like to join a diverse team managing the tools, from concept through to delivery, which enable the successful execution of campaigns in the world leading Orion plasma physics experimental laser facility? 

AWE currently have an opportunity for a Software Engineering Manager to apply their expertise to our Engineering Function and contribute towards our successful state of the art Orion facility.

Location: Aldermaston, Reading 

Package: £44,990 - £70,000

Closing Date: 14th May 2024

What will you be responsible for as a Software Engineering Manager?

  • The management of people and their competencies within your area of responsibility.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing staff within your area of responsibility.
  • Delegate to technically competent staff where appropriate.
  • Promote knowledge management to maintain an appropriate level of technical capability.
  • Report activities and progress in accordance with Orion processes.
  • The management of task prioritisation and tasking the correct people with the appropriate competencies within your area of responsibility.
  • Identifying and supporting opportunities for developing engineering processes within your area of responsibility.
  • Provide regular updates on progress and raise any issues or concerns to senior management.
  • Must be willing to take on secondary roles to aid the minimum staffing for the facility you are located in.

What will you need to be considered for the role Software Engineering Manager?

  • Proven experience of managing and tasking software engineering staff.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills.
  • Strong organisational and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience of providing a resilient approach to driving change and supportive change management.
  • Knowledge of a software programming system / language, preferably using one of these packages: - Labview, C, VBA, python, java.
  • Knowledge or experience of project life cycles and configuration control.

What will you get from us?

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include: 

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours & every other Friday off
  • AWE Life Insurance
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Candidates must be willing to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role and on occasions travel within the UK and overseas.

 

Company

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AWE plays a crucial role in national nuclear security. Working to support the defence of our country, we’re a community of creative thinkers from all kinds of backgrounds in all kinds of roles, with one clear mission – to keep everyone, our environment and everything around us safe and secure. Our role in nuclear defence and the specialist expertise we provide to the government, is vital in the defence against the most serious threats faced by the UK – and to keeping the peace. From developing the warheads for the nuclear deterrent, to providing counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions, the work we do is of global importance.

Why work for us
What we do is unique and so are the people who work here. We are a team of around 6500 people – proud to be part of such an important mission. We are com​mitted to equality at work and to mainstreaming diversity and inclusion in everything we do. We believe that by bringing together a diverse range of people we’ll get the diversity of thought to approach challenges in new ways.

Training and development
We believe in supporting our people through long-term investment in learning and development. Alongside in-house and on-line training capabilities, we support membership of professional bodies. We also focus on building and developing leadership skills, in pursuit of our best-in-class ambition. We do this through tailored leadership development programmes, accredited by the Chartered Management Institute, designed to equip our leaders with the skills to drive performance and bring out the best in their teams.

Graduate schemes
Our two-year Evolve programme offers four career pathways: Science, Engineering, Environment, Safety, Health & Quality and Corporate & Operations. The programme is designed to be flexible, to incorporate a range of experiences as well as business needs. You’ll undertake several placements to expand your knowledge of your discipline, enabling you to develop yourself and your ongoing career. Your line manager will work with you and support you on your journey.

What we are looking for
We are always looking for high-calibre people to join our team. Whatever stage of your career, AWE is an exciting and challenging environment to develop your skills and achieve your potential. Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognize 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. Please note that you must be a British national to apply for a role at AWE.


Location
Reading, UK

Number of employees
6500

Main areas of research
Nuclear defence, nuclear forensics, radiation detection, plasma physics, hydrodynamics, high-performance computing, materials science

Positions recently recruited for
Computational physics, criticality scientists, experimental physics, radiation science, high-performance computing, radiation detection

Pre-requisites
Must be a British national and have resided in the UK for 10 years for our science and engineering roles 

How to apply
Please visit our website www.awe.co.uk/careers for further information

Contact
Tel +44 (0)118 981 4111
www.awe.co.uk

Company info
Website
Telephone
+44 0118 98 24643
Location
AWE Aldermaston
Reading
Berkshire
RG7 4PR
GB

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