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Senior Materials Strategist

Berkshire, Reading
£41950 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
9 Feb 2022

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Do you have a background in the field of materials and chemical science and are looking to further your career with an organisation that offers exceptional career development? Would you like to have a working pattern that gives you every other Friday off? If so, a career at AWE could be for you!

Senior Materials Strategist

Location: Reading / Basingstoke area

Package: £41,950 - £65,000 (depending on your suitability and level of 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 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)

Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide technical leadership as a materials strategist for aspects of the materials portfolio

  • Support the Head of Strategic Materials through the provision of technical advice to the wider business and Defence Nuclear Organisation (DNO)

  • Plan technical projects, programmes and trials

  • Support the joint AWE/DNO materials team

Skills and Experience

  • Degree in scientific or STEM subject or equivalent work experience

  • Knowledge and experience of strategic materials

  • Ability to provide technical leadership and direction to local teams

  • A willingness to apply your expertise to a variety of technical challenges

  • Ability to apply excellent stakeholder engagement skills to all levels of the business

  • A drive to innovate and improve delivery and quality

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

This is an excellent opportunity to build a wide network of contacts throughout AWE and Defence Nuclear Organisation (DNO).

All candidates must be 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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