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What we do

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Our history

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Site safety and security

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Connecting communities

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About us

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Orion laser facility

Orion is one of the most powerful lasers and largest laser facilities in the UK.

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A unique national asset

We have unique nuclear expertise. We have a clear purpose and goals that set our direction.

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World-class expertise

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Working ethically

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Freedom of Information

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AWEsome education

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Local Liaison Committee

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Our regulators

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Supply chain

The supply chain is crucial to the delivery of our programme. What does it take to be a supplier.

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Local Liaison Committee

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International partners

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Working at AWE

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Before you apply

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Dr David Filbee, Director Risk

As Director Risk at AWE, David is responsible for managing all aspects of programme risk for the company. Prior to this, he was the Technical Programme Director, a pivotal role in the through life management of the UK stockpile and its operation are appropriately managed. Before joining AWE, David was Programme Operations Director and Deputy Managing Director of the Lockheed Martin facility (previously Hunting Engineering) at Ampthill in Bedfordshire. David assumed this post in 2006, where he was responsible for the profit and loss account, the company’s operating plan and all aspects of company programme delivery. David was also responsible for integrating Hunting Engineering plc into Lockheed Martin post acquisition by Lockheed Martin Corporation.

David holds a Ph.D. in High speed aerodynamics and heat transfer, an MSc in High speed turbo machinery and a BSc (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Cranfield Institute of Technology.

David has worked in a wide range of fields in the defence area, including general management, project management, systems engineering, full system development, software development, and manufacturing and complex trials management. In his earlier career, as the Future Concepts Director, David was responsible for the company’s interests in Ballistic Missile Defence, Strategic Deterrent and conventional defence research an d continued to deliver innovative solutions to the needs of the UK and US government customers, including being actively involved in the successful ‘hit to kill’ intercepts tests currently being performed by the US Missile Defence Agency.

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