Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
If you are an experienced Electrical Engineer with a passion for the intriguing world of salvage, then this could be the ideal opportunity for you.
DE&S, Salvage and Marine Operations, is the lead across the MoD for the provision of marine salvage and emergency response. Our team of specialists including Master Mariners, Marine Engineers, Naval Architects, Environmental Scientists, ROV Pilots and Divers provide a centre of expertise for subsea activities and marine operations . Our operations are varied and include: salvage assistance to damaged surface vessels, location of aircraft on the sea-bottom, survey of WWII wrecks, towage of warships and submarines, emergency response preparedness exercises and underwater engineering support to rectify defects on Navy platforms at home and overseas. We are a flexible, highly trained and multi-skilled team who are ready to respond at short notice worldwide. We provide very exciting opportunities for global travel, recently sending our experienced team on deployments including Singapore, Japan and Bahrain.
Applicants will need to have a proven background and qualifications in Electrical Engineering; DE&S will provide you with the necessary training and help you on your journey to becoming an experienced operator.
Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, this post is open to Sole UK Nationals Only.
The SALMO team at Marine Salvage Unit (South) are looking for an experienced Salvage Electrician who will act as the electrical safety focal point and be responsible for the day to day management of all aspects of electrical maintenance and supervision both ashore and afloat. You will have the opportunity for regular deployments within the UK, abroad and afloat, leading as a focal point of the salvage team instilling best practice in operations as well as the shore-based management role. Duties include equipment preparation, operational planning and documentation, safe systems of work, HSE regulation and system maintenance plus associated review.
This is a Safety Delegated post and includes the ongoing development and maintenance of the Safety Case, standard operating procedures and safety management systems. You may on occasion, be called upon to engage in other diverse activity to support both SALMO and wider Defence outputs.
This Assignment is subject to Retained Grade Terms and Conditions.
The Terms and conditions within the SALMO team differ from the DE&S standard TACOS and are detailed in the SALMO Retained Grade handbook which is currently under revision.
In order to be successful in this role you must be fit to pass and maintain a 2 yearly ENG1 seafarers medical & annual Diving Medical
This Assignment is open to Sole UK Nationals only
You will be required to enlist as a Royal Navy Sponsored Reserve
You will be expected to work overtime as and when required in support of operational commitments.
You will be required to live within 60 minutes travelling time of the base to which you are appointed
If you have no prior commercial diving experience, you will also be required to undertake a dive aptitude test which will be funded by SALMO.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Considerable experience as a marine/offshore electrician/Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
Experience with High Voltage
Be fit to pass and maintain an annual HSE Dive Medical and biannual ENG1 Medical
Full UK Driving License
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
STCW regulation III/6 Electro-technical Officer Certification
STCW High Voltage (management level)
Relevant qualification in Electrical Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering e.g. Degree/HNC/HND/Apprenticeship
IMCA ROV Pilot/Tech Qualification/HSE Commercial Air Diver Qualification
Relevant Salvage experience
18th Edition Qualification
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Improve Engineering Capability
Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Communicating and influencing
Making effective decisions
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.
Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.
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.
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Abi Bendinger 32.300 - £38.000
Defence Equipment and Support
HM Naval Base,Devonport
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