Engineering Technical Specialist (67413)

Engineering Technical Specialist (67413)

Job Reference: J0013838
Job Title: Engineering Technical Specialist (67413)
Location: Frimley or Weymouth preferred/ Portsmouth or Bristol considered
Salary: £40,000- £52,000 per annum

About the Company:

We currently have a vacancy to join one of the world’s leading, global defence, security and aerospace companies as an Engineering Technical Specialist. This role can be based at any of their UK sites: Frimley/ Weymouth/ Bristol or Portsmouth.
They work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries. With approximately 3,500 employees based at 5 UK locations and revenue of £600million our client delivers support to more than 50% of the Royal Navy’s surface fleet.
The Complex Systems and Support division predominantly supply to the UK MoD but also provide services to international customers. This team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services. They effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.
You will have the opportunity to work on one of a variety of our programmes and projects, helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in-service and future submarines.
You will understand and have experience of applying good system engineering practices in your work and in addition as a technical specialist in one of the key product areas you will have a good understanding of the user needs, and how the principles of the science and technology will influence and impact design and operational performance. Areas of specialisation include sonar, communications, command & control, radar and optronic.    
Your levels of responsibility will depend on your skills and experience, but you will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities in your area of responsibility, identify problem areas and implement recovery plans, helping us to support our submarines that play a critical role in our nation’s defence.

Job Description:

Understanding and interpreting the User Needs and Concept of Operations (CONOPS) for the combat system or products and be able to derive the technical and functional requirements.
Applying your specialist domain knowledge to ensure that systems are designed, built, integrated and accepted into service correctly, safely and securely. This may include working with suppliers and the military users of our equipment.    
Providing technical guidance and support to other engineering teams during the submarine design, build and system installation and integration activities. You will have or develop an understanding of the customer Operational Defect (OPDEF) and maintenance processes to be able to provide specialist advice as required.  
Using your knowledge of current and potential future potential technologies in the marketplace to understand and be able to provide advice on the implications for sub-system design in a submarine.


Enhanced Pension scheme
25 holiday days plus bank holidays
Shared Incentive Plan
Employee Assistance Programme
Cycle to Work Scheme
Life Assurance (you and your spouse/ partner)
Ill Health Income Protection/ Private Medical Insurance

Skills and Qualifications:

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).  
Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work  
Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations
Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect is desirable
Experience of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role.    
Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership would be beneficial 
We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.   
We are looking for motivated people who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner.
You will be capable of supervising others will have strong written and verbal communication skills.
You must be eligible to apply for SC clearance and, therefore, must hold a British passport and have lived and worked in the UK for the past 5 years

Additional Information:

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