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Explosives Assessor (Life & Safety)

West Berkshire, Berkshire
£33300 - £45000 per annum
Closing date
12 Dec 2021
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Do you have a background in, and or experience of, carrying out safety or life assessments and are keen to develop your career with a company that provides comprehensive training and development along with every other Friday off? Then a career at AWE could be for you!

Explosives Assessor (Life & Safety)

Location : Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £33,300 - £45,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience) + Allowance

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 (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off

  • Flexible working hours

  • Salary sacrifice scheme

  • 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)

Working within the Explosives Initiation Team within the Materials and Analytical Sciences (MAS) Sub-Function, you will have the opportunity to build on your current experience to carry out bespoke safety assessments and life assessments of explosive materials. The role is predominately desk-based although there will be opportunities to undertake hands on testing, data collection and material characterisation.

Whilst we would love to hear from candidates who have a background in explosive ordnance and engineering, any experience in safety or material life assessment is key.

The role offers a comprehensive training and development package where you can apply your transferable skills and experience within safety assessment and work collaboratively on a variety of projects, programmes and trials.

Ideally candidates will have a degree in a science or engineering discipline and have some experience of carrying out safety assessments or material characterisation. Experience working with multiple stakeholders and ability to write technical reports will be required.

This is a unique opportunity to apply your knowledge and expertise to support the UK's Nuclear defence programme and be part of a team of remarkable people achieving extraordinary things.

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.



AWE has responsibility for maintaining the UK’s nuclear deterrent and supporting national nuclear security from warhead safety and performance to providing support to users in the field. Our scientific and engineering expertise is second to none. As is our approach to predicting the performance of a system that can never be tested, but has to work. We’re looking to recruit specialist scientists to support our core programme. Our strength lies in our diversity. An extremely broad range of employees brings different skills and experiences to the team.

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