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What we do

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Our history

Learn about our proud history and what makes up our DNA.

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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

We seek to drive better value and efficiencies through collaborative international relationships.

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Working at AWE

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Before you apply

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How to apply

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Current vacancies

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Buck McKeon, CFO (Director Finance & Business Management)

Buck McKeon is the CFO at AWE, seconded from Lockheed Martin. In this capacity, he leads AWE’s financial and programme control responsibilities.

Previously, Mr. McKeon was the Space Systems Financial Planning & Analysis Director for Lockheed Martin Corporation from September2012 to April 2015. He also served as the Human Space Flight Business Operations Director from February 2011 to August 2012, the Orion Business Operations Director from March 2009 to January 2011, and a Mergers and Acquisitions Manager/Senior Manager from November 2006 to February 2009.

Throughout his career, Mr. McKeon has led several critical initiatives for Lockheed Martin Corporation, including: achieving or exceeding Space Systems’ financial commitments from 2012 to 2014; financial oversight of the United Space Alliance Joint Venture; the development and execution of the successful business management strategy in response to 2010 President Budget Request, which proposed termination of the Orion program; the establishment of Orion’s first integrated program baseline; and due diligence and financial analysis on acquisitions and investments, including UNITECH, Nantero Government Business Unit and Manitowoc Marine Group.

Mr. McKeon graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, with a Masters of Business Administration. He is a Certified Professional Accountant.

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