Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!
Do you have an Aeronautical/Aviation background and eager for a new challenge?
Do you want to work in an environment where your skills will make a direct impact on protecting the country whilst giving you the flexibility to manage both your work and home life balance together? If so, DE&S have exciting opportunities for engineers with experience using GOLDesp to join their diverse team at Yeovil.
The engineering positions will be within the Wildcat Helicopter Delivery Team (Wildcat DT). The Wildcat DT is responsible to the Front-Line Commands for the In-Service support of the Wildcat AH Mk1 for the Army and the Wildcat HMA Mk2 for the Royal Navy. The Army Wildcat can be employed in a whole host of roles including ISTAR, Airborne Command and Control, Close Air Support, Medical Evacuation, and the Movement of Personnel and Material.
Wildcat is supported by an innovative Wildcat Integrated Support and Training (WIST) contract. This includes training, mission planning, support, and incentives for industry to meet aircraft serviceability targets.
Due to the secure nature of the role, this is a reserved post and open to SOLE UK NATIONALS ONLY.
This is a challenging but rewarding job dealing with other agencies and Industry Partners. The role requires an Aerospace Engineer with an awareness of Quality Assurance; Configuration Management; and Continuing Airworthiness at the Platform level. The Engineering and Asset Management System (GOLDesp) forms part of the Air System Document Set (ADS) and the data is integral to the Continuing Airworthiness Support and Design Configuration Management.
Duties may include:
Act as focal point for all aspects of GOLDesp within the Delivery Team.
Deputise for the Wildcat Configuration Manager at the Wildcat Configuration Control Board & Local Technical Committees as required.
Maintain GOLDesp data integrity and supply information in support of Platform Airworthiness.
Attend GOLDesp User Group Meetings.
Carry out Housekeeping of GOLDesp IAW RA1223 & GOLDesp Publications.
Carry out in depth searches of GOLDesp data.
Provide advice and direction to stakeholders as to GOLDesp changes to Aircraft Structures and Engineering Order development.
With your qualifications and experience, you will be able to provide delivery of quality and timely data management services to internal and external customers whilst maintaining air safety and effective engineering through life support.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
A HND/NVQ Level 4 qualification in an Engineering/Science related discipline OR substantial equivalent work experience.
Experience of the GOLDesp application (preferably at Boundary Cell or Aircraft Custodian level).
RW Platform experience
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Experience of Aircraft Maintenance Manuals and Publications preferably Interactive Electronic Technical Publications (IETP) and Interactive Electronic Technical Manuals (IETM).
An understanding of Aircraft Weight and Balance.
Practical experience of Configuration Management
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
Improve Engineering Capability
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Making effective decisions
Communicating and influencing
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.
Please find 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' by copying and pasting the following link into your browser:
Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S and its one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.
This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.
| Job Requirements/
Please copy and paste the following link into your browser. You will need to register with Skillstream to create a profile and upload your CV:
Applications must be received
before 11:55 pm on Sunday 8th November 2020.
Abi Bendinger28,050 - £33,000
Defence Equipment and Support
DE&S Leonardo Helicopters
More Listings from Defence Equipment and Support
Keep up-to-date by subscribing to our eNewsletter. (you can un-subscribe at anytime)