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Science Manager - Radiological Instrumentation & Calibration

West Berkshire, Berkshire
£41950 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
27 Dec 2021

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AWE have an exciting opportunity for an experienced people manager to lead a team within our Radiological Instruments & Calibration (RI&C) group.

The team offers technical advice and support to a wide range of the major projects, current and planned, at AWE to ensure they are compliant with legislation and best practice as well as a full range of non RA calibration services covering measurement areas such as electrical, thermal and mechanical.

Science Manager - Radiological Instrumentation & Calibration

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £41,950 - £65,000 (subject to skills and experience)

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 (terms & conditions apply)

In addition to the above, the RI&C Group also provides radiological instruments, systems and advice to ensure work carried out by AWE, and others, involving radiation, is legally compliant. This involves the calibration of several hundred instruments and systems annually as well as the repair and return to service of such equipment as required.

The Science Manager will be responsible for:

  • Leading, coaching and developing a team at a local level to deliver team and personal objectives safely and securely to meet operational plans

  • Assessing staff performance, measured against agreed personal objectives and accountabilities, and taking corrective action to improve performance where necessary via appropriate management interventions

  • Provide knowledge and expertise in the field of technical specialism

  • The technical quality of the work undertaken by the team through appropriate internal (i.e. with Subject Matter Experts) and external reviews

  • Ensuring that the work undertaken by the team is consistent with AWE strategy, policies, processes, procedures, and quality standards while minimising risk to delivery of the Integrated Technical Programme

  • Knowledge capture in order to maintain, share, preserve and protect IP

  • Undertaking other duties as reasonably required from time to time by line and task management

  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player

Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • Degree in scientific or STEM subject or equivalent work experience

  • Technical knowledge of the subject matter profession of the team

  • Competence in the use of MS Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Knowledge and skills in a technical area such as Analytical techniques

  • Strategic and tactical planning skills

  • Ideally experience of successfully managing a high performing and motivated team

  • Proven track record of driving delivery, performance and continuous improvement

  • Demonstrates a working appreciation of financial and business requirements

All 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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