Scientist/Engineer – Radiography Process Development Job at AWE – in Reading

Job Description

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 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?

AWE is currently recruiting for an ambitious individual to develop Radiography / Non-Destructive Testing processes leading to the assurance of Products. The role is to support current and future programmes.

Location – Reading/Basingstoke area

Package – Salary £33,850 – c£40,000 (depending on suitability and level of experience)

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 scheme is also available. We will consider candidates looking for full time or part time hours.

Your role will grow to be responsible to:
Develop specialist knowledge through continuous professional development (CPD), company training, suppliers and Communities of Practice (CoP)

Innovate to create and implement new strategies to inspect for defects in future Products by developing new methodologies, including Design for Inspection principles

Represent Quality Support in Product Design, Technical or Task reviews, defect reviews and stakeholder meetings as required to ensure Quality is represented

Deliver Quality Inspection Assessments for Product Certification to ensure that Production targets are met

Engage with relevant stakeholders across AWE, the UK and our international partners

We would love to hear from individuals with some relevant experience in developing Radiography processes. Typically, we would expect you to have some knowledge and/or experience of:

Computed Tomography and Radiography

Advanced Ultrasonics (PA, TOFD & Immersion) would be advantageous.

Problem resolution and continuous improvement tools and techniques

Radiography Inspection practices

Working knowledge of the Ionising Radiation Regulations

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


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role at 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 people with disabilities.

About Company

Company: AWE –

Company Location:  Reading

Job Category: Engineering Jobs, Mechnical Jobs, Electrical Jobs

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