Williams Advanced Engineering provides world class technical innovation, engineering, testing, manufacturing and operational consultancy services to the automotive, motorsport, aerospace, defence, health and energy sectors.

Williams Advanced Engineering helps businesses meet the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.

Williams Advanced Engineering has grown from an embryonic business in 2010 to a company employing 350 people engaged in many innovative and transformative technical areas for a growing list of clients.

Weld Engineer


Williams Advanced Engineering exists to accelerate the advantage and impact of our clients. We do it through innovative engineering and technology that solves complex problems and brings a step-change in weight, speed and efficiency. Join us to help fulfil our mission to accelerate an efficient, electric and sustainable future.

An opportunity has arisen for a Weld Engineer who will be responsible for the technical development and delivery of battery pack module welding activities, from concept through to series manufacture. The role will involve working with operational engineering managers, customers and design engineering teams in a rapidly expanding and exciting work environment.

Job role:

  • Development and delivery of process capability, through structured designed experiments and technical measures. Development of functional, detailed and software design specifications.
  • Support FAT, SAT and commissioning of new equipment.
  • Provide the welding and metallurgy expertise on major manufacturing programme launches, from concept through to series manufacture.
  • Support with welding developments for prototype manufacture.
  • Assist the interface with OEMs/customers, battery systems design and engineering.
  • Support benchmarking and evaluation of process developments with customers and suppliers.
  • Translation of customer and product engineering requirements into detailed welding specifications.
  • Ensure all relevant Standards, Compliance and Regulatory requirements are adhered to.
  • Development and delivery of process capability, through structured designed experiments and technical measures.


You’ll have:

  • Extensive experience gained in a mid / high volume manufacturing / production assembly environment.
  • Detailed knowledge of mid / high volume automation tools and techniques.
  • Extensive experience in specification and standards development.
  • Power beam welding technology and process development.
  • TIG welding technology and process development.
  • Development of WPS (weld procedure specification)
  • Experience in materials science and pFMEA / Control Plan.
  • A team player with the ability to work on own initiative, and able to influence others by demonstrating a positive “can do” attitude.
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills along with the ability to work at pace in a multi-project environment.


We’ll provide:

  • Training to add to your existing skills and accelerate your career
  • A supportive and empowering work environment


Application deadline:

Closing date for applications is 18th May 2022


Our headquarters are based on the Williams technical campus in Grove, Oxfordshire, UK. This role will be at our new facility in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, just north of Oxford.

Disclaimers and DEI:

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. At WAE we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences and skills.  WAE is an equal  opportunity employer who values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability, we are happy to discuss reasonable job adjustments.

26 Days Holiday

Increases with service and also options to buy and sell

4 x Car Schemes

Mercedes, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and Nissan car schemes available

Bonus Scheme

We offer a performance based bonus scheme

Salary Sacrifice & Childcare Benefits

Vouchers & Teds Premier Childcare

Health and Fitness

Free on-site gym with Health and Fitness classes and Osteo treatment

Private Medical and Health Insurance Cash Plan

Save money on health and medical benefits


Life Assurance, Long term disability insurance

Staff Events

Please Note: Due to the Volume of applications we receive on a daily basis we cannot guarantee your application will be acknowledged or considered unless you have applied directly via our website wae.com/careers.