Strategic Weapon Systems Planning Officer

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Atomic Weapons Establishment

Job title: Strategic Weapon Systems Planning Officer

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 a Strategic Weapon Systems Planning Officer to generate production plans and delegate tasks for the work areas supported.

Location – Coulport, Scotland

Package – £27,360-£41,040 based on skills and experience

Closing date – 4th January 2024

As part of our People Promise, AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) has a range of benefits to suit you. These include:

  • 4 day working week – every Friday off
  • Time to recharge your batteries with generous annual leave
  • Opportunities for Professional Career Development that include funding for the annual membership of a relevant professional body, access to mentors and training
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health Services
  • A generous defined contribution Group Personal Pension (we will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution)
  • Life Assurance
  • Discounts – access to savings on a wide range of everyday spending
  • Special Leave Policy including paid time off for volunteering, public service (including reserve forces) and caring for your family
  • A host of voluntary & core benefits to suit your health and wellbeing – more information available on our careers site

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage, prepare, produce, and monitor production plans for relevant work areas
  • Identify any areas of concern or serious shortcomings which affect Strategic Weapon System planning activities to Line Manager
  • Ensure adherence to the regulations laid down in all relevant Control Procedures (CPP’s), Work Instructions, MOD client and company procedures
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security, radiation safety and quality and be a great team player

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and issue plans which detail the operations, maintenance, training for each facility
  • Prepare and deliver daily/weekly management briefs and presentations
  • Represent the company at internal/external meetings / briefs as required, including the production of any associated supporting materials/presentations
  • Maintain accurate database records of all processing plans for all required and associated items
  • Provide updates on processing information as required to senior management and stakeholders
  • Chair/support scheduling meetings for relevant work areas
  • Liaise with required internal and external authorities on all Strategic Weapon System related tasking / planning matters
  • Assess updates to the external programme documents for impact to depot processing schedules and advise senior management
  • Raise work demands as necessary to support production plans
  • To support Line Manager with monitoring and progressing the clearance of audits corrective action measures
  • Support work colleagues within the planning team, as required and directed
  • To ensure compliance with Security Regulations as detailed in the Depot Security Orders
  • Receive regular on the job training, competency, and certification to ensure competency is maintained

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


Please note that you must be a British National to apply for a role with us.

Our ambition is to create workplaces where we recognise and celebrate differences, encourage diverse contributions and our employees feel able to be themselves at work. We strive to create a genuine culture of openness and inclusion and encourage diverse applicants. Any inclusion information you provide us will be used to encourage and support you through the application process and will be held only for this purpose in accordance with GDPR.

Expected salary: £27360 – 41040 per year

Location: Glasgow

Job date: Sat, 23 Dec 2023 06:06:30 GMT

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