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Specialist Engineer Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)


Swindon, Wiltshire, GB, SN5 6PB



Specialist Engineer Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)

Location – Swindon, UK

Contract Type – Permanent

Working Hours – Full time

Closing Date – 24 October 2022


Main Purpose of the Role

The engineering department of RWE Technology International GmbH is a mixed team with employees from various disciplines such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, process engineering and environmental engineering. We are active in various national and international projects and cover all project phases from project development to turnkey handover. These include new construction projects, for example in the areas of hydrogen,  battery storage and power plants.


Key Responsibilities

  • Central contact person for all planning and operational explosion protection-relevant tasks and questions.
  • Development and preparation of explosion protection concepts or documents in close cooperation with other specialist departments.
  • Collaboration in hydrogen / battery storage and other plant projects leading in the field of explosion protection.
  • Cooperation in tendering and awarding of expert services as well as approval processes.


Knowledge & Skills

  • Degree in engineering (safety technology, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or comparable) or alternatively a technical qualification and experience of explosion protection.
  • Advanced knowledge of the preparation of explosion protection concepts or documents, taking into account the relevant regulations.
  • Process engineering knowledge in project planning of power plants or industrial plants using ATEX products according to 2014/34/EU or IECEx certified products or protective systems.
  • Experience in assembly, commissioning, operation, testing or maintenance of former plants, whereby the areas of the petrochemical, chemical, gas or power plant industry would be advantageous here.
  • IECEx certification or also experience in a testing institution.


What we will offer you

  • Up to 15% annual bonus
  • A personal retirement savings plan – if you put in 5% we will top up by a further 10% and you will get life assurance worth 4 x annual salary
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, pro-rata
  • Company Paid Private Medical Insurance for you and your family
  • Free access to our on-site gym facilities and classes
  • Free parking (including electric vehicle charging points)
  • Subsidised canteen facilities
  • One free professional membership subscription
  • Access to flexible benefits such as Critical Illness, Dental Plan, Health Cash Plan, Share Incentive Plan, Cycle2Work, Electric Car Lease Scheme, Buy Additional Annual Leave and retail savings scheme
  • Occupational Health support services for your wellbeing
  • Access to our employee assistance programme in times of need
  • Up to 2 days volunteering a year
  • Flexible working time arrangements through hybrid working within the framework of operational possibilities


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Working at RWE

To find out more about what it’s like to work at one of Europe’s largest energy companies and what we are all about we have a wealth of information on our Careers pages.

Here you can meet some of the team, find out more about Diversity at RWE, what your onboarding will look like and some FAQs.


Equal Opportunities

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications, irrespective of gender, disability, nationality, ethnic and social background, religion and beliefs, age or sexual orientation and identity.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.


Our energy for a sustainable life

RWE represents change, innovation and sustainability. As one of the world’s leading generators of electricity from renewable energy sources, we aim to be carbon-neutral by 2040 and to enable a sustainable life for people around the world. To achieve this, we are looking for dynamic and motivated people to join us in creating a sustainable and secure energy future.


RWE in the UK

RWE Technology International GmbH is a global leader for technical consultation services in the energy sector.

We help organisations shape their mining, thermal generation, renewable energies and plant operation activities more efficiently. We provide solutions along the project value chain that are tailored to the needs of our clients – from planning and construction to operation and dismantling of industrial energy plants. In doing so, we contribute to clean, reliable and affordable electricity – and a sustainable life.

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