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Electromagnetic Engineer

Reading, Berkshire, UK
£37860 - £60000 per annum
Posting live until
9 Jul 2024

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AWE has a breadth of opportunities for Engineers and Applied Physicists with design, analysis or research experience in areas related to Electromagnetics, Electrostatics and related technologies. If you tick any of these boxes, we want to hear from you.

Salary: £37,860-60,000 per annum

Location: Aldermaston, Reading

Closing Date: 09th July 2024

What will the role look like for me?

You will be working in a small team of technical specialists responsible for investigating the phenomena and assessing designs and their response to electromagnetic or electrostatic stimulus.

You will be responsible for researching and evaluating evidence and presenting results in a reasoned and clear form to technical and non-technical audiences.

AWE provides extensive support and in-house training to employees as required. The company also provides access to internal and external research, computing facilities, test equipment and test chambers.

As a member of the Electromagnetics and Radio Frequency Design team, you will be required to:

  • Contribute to the production and delivery of high-quality technical documentation, including test plans, reports and procedures.
  • Support Project and Task Management in scoping, planning, and estimating future activities.
  • Analyse/record data, draw conclusions and use this to influence programmes.
  • Identify and support opportunities for cost savings, efficiency and business improvement.
  • Organise personal training and development under the guidance of a professional mentor.
  • Take lead on the development or requirement setting for novel tests in support of validation and verification activities on a variety of installations, equipment, components, and systems.

Essential - must be able to demonstrate all the following:

  • Degree or HND/NVQ4 level (supported by considerable practical experience) or equivalent in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Applied Physics.
  • A working knowledge of at least one of the following:

    Electromagnetic Radiation/Compatibility (EMR/EMC)

    Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)



  • Competence in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) and engineering applications. e.g. 3D CAD, Circuit Design and Simulation, Programming.
  • Hands-on experience in applying principles to design, assessment or research relating to systems or devices.

This role will suit someone with an enquiring mind, a proactive approach to embracing simplicity and developing new and novel techniques to solve problems.

What will you get from us?

  • Every other Friday off (AWE works a 9-day fortnight)
  • Generous pension contributions of between 9% and 13% (defined contribution on your pensionable pay depending on your own contrition)
  • Flexible working arrangements can be considered so that your work may fit in with your lifestyle.
  • Excellent personal development opportunities including annual membership to relevant professional bodies, training and mentoring.

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.



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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.

Reading, UK

Number of employees

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

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 for further information

Tel +44 (0)118 981 4111

Company info
+44 0118 98 24643
AWE Aldermaston

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