Control & Instrumentation Engineer

Control & Instrumentation Engineer

About the job

As an Instrumentation Engineer in the Engineering Trials Delivery Unit (ETDU), you will have the opportunity to lead the formulation of sensor application and data acquisition solutions to meet the customer’s requirements for a diverse array of engineering trials. This is a really exciting opportunity undertake essential work that supports unique trials that take place at AWE, and will give the successful candidate a chance to develop their career within the team.

If you have any electrical, electronic or test engineering experience then we would love to hear from you!

Location – Reading area

Package – £26,500 – £35,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

Allowances – £3,500 per annum

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year, including Bank Holidays, plus every other Friday off)

  • Flexible working hours

  • AWE Life Insurance

  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, established career development scheme and access to mentors and training to support with chartership (if desired)

  • Opportunities to travel to trial sites within the UK

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme

Within this instrumentation engineering role, the successful candidate will be expected to undertake calibration, receipt, inspection of equipment, and routine maintenance activities to support operational trials that take place at AWE & at off-site locations.

Ideally, you will have technical supervisory experience, and be skilled in using data capture hardware and software. You should have knowledge of electronics or electrical test equipment and be able to show aptitude in fault-finding and problem solving. Attention to detail and the ability to work safely in High Hazard areas are essential.

What else will you be responsible for?

  • Assisting & liaising with customers to define their instrumentation requirements and ensure these are met

  • Designing, building, installing, and testing instrumentation systems

  • Maintaining high levels of housekeeping within the Calibration Laboratory and Electrical Workshop environment

  • Fault finding, problem solving, repairing, and maintaining existing systems

  • Working alongside team members on electrical hardware on a variety of voltage systems

  • Becoming a subject matter expert for the work that the team undertake, and providing technical support for other engineers in the team

What will you need to be considered?

  • A technical qualification in engineering, such as a HNC, HND or similar

  • Previous experience in industry in an electrical, electronic or test engineering role

  • Strong communication skills (written and oral)

  • Robust organisational and problem-solving skills

  • Good working knowledge of MS programmes

Training can be provided for candidates with some deficiencies in experience or knowledge

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


Control & Instrumentation Engineer

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