Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
We have four key engineering positions available within the Trident Systems Project Team (TSPT) to work on arguably some of the most high profile projects in the UK.
The TSPT are responsible for the effective and efficient delivery of through life support of the Trident Strategic Weapon System (SWS) and Strategic Weapons Support System (SWSS), including the procurement for the Dreadnought build programme, in support of the Continuous At Sea Deterrent (CASD).
You will be part of extremely capable teams enabling the delivery of specialist technical support requirements for the Strategic Weapon System on board submarines and associated shore support facilities.
Providing in-service engineering support for the Trident Missile/Guidance Sub-system of the Strategic Weapon System and Deep Main Project activities these roles will provide opportunities to develop your knowledge and experience in a collaborative programme and engineering management of one of the most significant and high profile capabilities in Defence.
As these are complex and multifaceted posts in a highly sensitive area, these roles are Reserved (Sole UK Nationals only), DV (Developed Vetting) and Sensitive. Applicants will start the post once they have undergone their DV security clearance.
These roles will involve regular liaison with multiple stakeholders where you will demonstrate your talent for communicating, influencing and working with others building strong, productive working relationships with the US Government and UK industry partners.
You will utilise your sound engineering judgement to manage key equipment within the Strategic Weapon Enterprise, responsible for the development and maintenance of weapon system requirements including in-service support.
You will participate in defect analysis, design change management, and weapon system test, commissioning and analysis activities.
You will determine quality management and assurance approaches and ensure technical risks are understood and managed.
It will be your responsibility to ensure all activities are carried out in accordance with the appropriate safety standards and that any safety or environmental impacts are kept As Low As is Reasonably Practical (ALARP).
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Level 4 qualification (or higher) in a relevant engineering or science subject e.g. Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Experience working with complex weapons systems, either in-service management or development
Experience of providing technical advice and delivery of successful engineering outcomes.
Strong demonstrable verbal and written skills.
It would benefit your application should be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Professional registration with a relevant engineering institute
Experience of the integration, delivery and support of a complex weapon system
Safety management experience
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Stakeholder and Comms Management
Technical Decision Making.
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.
Find out more about what we offer by copying and pasting this link into your browser: https://des.mod.uk/on-boarding
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 & SDA 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 & SDA and our industry partners and professional bodies.
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Applications must be received by 28th February at 23:55.
Gemma Carney £28,050 - £33,000
Defence Equipment and Support
MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH
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