Statistics Technical Authority

  • AWE Plc
  • Reading, UK
  • UK
  • 6 days remaining

Exciting opportunities in a truly unique environment.

If you want to work in a unique and innovative environment, then AWE could be the perfect place for you – whether you are a scientist, an engineer, a mechanic or a business professional. Whatever stage you’re at in your career, we’re always looking for high quality candidates.

Location: Reading area

Package: Competitive basic salary plus bonus scheme, car allowance, pension scheme, excellent work/life balance including 9 day working fortnight.

We have a new opportunity to provide senior leadership to AWE’s statistical capability, providing strategic direction and technical oversight to ensure that our statistical capability continues to meet the needs of our mission to support the nation’s nuclear deterrent and nuclear security.

AWE is an exciting place to be a statistician thanks to the extensive range of work we do.  Whether it’s the statistical design of high energy laser experiments, providing statistical evidence for nuclear safety assessments, or assessing the performance of state-of-the-art radiation detection systems there is always a rich variety of interesting and challenging statistical problems being solved.

As Statistics Technical Authority, you will ensure best practices in statistics are adopted and followed throughout the organisation, including development of AWE’s statistical governance and competency frameworks.  You will also be the company’s most senior subject matter expert in statistics, providing peer review and technical advice to senior decision-makers.  Although this is not a line management role, you will provide leadership and technical oversight to all staff engaged in statistical work at AWE.

Requirements for the role include:

  • Having a passion for excellence in statistics
  • Significant influential leadership experience
  • Extensive knowledge of the theory and practice of statistics, data visualization, and statistical computing
  • The ability to work under pressure, to tight deadlines, in a rapidly-changing environment
  • Experience of managing a team, and working strategically to further the objectives of an organization
  • Willing and able to obtain and maintain security clearance, and be able to undertake UK and overseas travel

In order to secure the right candidate, we are willing to consider a range of employment options, such as secondment, part-time or fixed-term contract.

AWE plays a crucial role in the defence of the United Kingdom, by providing and maintaining the warheads for the country’s nuclear deterrent. We are a centre of scientific, engineering and technological excellence, with some of the most advanced research, design and production facilities in the world. Our unique expertise also assists the UK Government in developing and delivering a range of innovative and integrated support services, including national nuclear security and counter-terrorism solutions.

AWE is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under- represented at AWE, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities.

Please note that you must be a British Citizen to apply for a role at AWE.


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