Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
We at DE&S are seeking talented Land Systems Engineers to join us, and are offering opportunities to work across a breadth of projects from Remote Control Vehicles (RCV) to infantry fighting vehicles, to Challenger 2 Tanks!
As our Systems Engineer you will be critical to ensuring that the armed forces can operate in the most demanding environments, providing engineering support and working closely with our industry partners to keep our front line capabilities in-service across the globe.
Your engineering background and technical problem solving skills will aid our teams across the complete project lifecycle (Concept, Assessment, Demonstration, Manufacture, In-service and Disposal), where you will be responsible for providing technical guidance, safety advice and risk management.
Please note, that due to the nature of the projects involved, some of these roles may require UK Nationals.
You will provide technical leadership in your specialist area to solve complex problems with innovative solutions, supporting improved performance and enhanced capability. In some cases, you will be working across several platforms concurrently, prioritising outputs to complete milestones on time.
You will manage the delivery of all engineering aspects in your area of responsibility, some of which may include; failure investigation, technical documentation, obsolescence management, Post Design Services action and completing engineering reviews.
Your knowledge of procurement will aid you to support new acquisition/procurement with tasks such as requirements generation and capture, tender preparation, tender evaluation, engineering reviews, test and acceptance.
You will monitor and implement any governance and assurance policies and procedures to ensure the ‘safe & professional’ status of the area led.
You will interface with industry as our intelligent customer both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of application risks
You will produce Engineering Artefacts in order to support Business Case submissions and assurance reviews
As our Land Systems Engineer, you could be working on a variety of low to high value projects in teams such as:
Vehicle Support Team (VST) - supporting over 37000 in-service vehicles across 30+ different platforms from main battle tanks to lightweight patrol vehicles.
The Land Concept and Assessments (LCA) Team - managing requirements setting, engineering de-risking and capability evaluation elements of projects.
Soldier, Training and Special Projects (STSP) providing engineering support for a varied portfolio of mobility platforms and Remote Control Vehicles both In-service and new acquisition/procurement.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• Demonstrable knowledge and experience of having worked with mechanical/automotive and/or electrical/electronic systems
• Wide ranging depth and breadth of technical experience in own specialism with knowledge and application of Systems Engineering approaches.
• Knowledge of engineering safety and ability to support production of safety artefacts.
• Experience of working with multiple stakeholders.
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• An understanding of Ordnance Munitions and Explosives (OME).
• Experience of Military Land Equipment’s
• Knowledge of procurement process
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Technical decision making
• Technical risk management
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• 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 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 employee’s 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 it’s 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.
| Job Requirements/
Please find 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' by copying and pasting the following link into your browser: https://des.skillstream.co.uk/des/reqCreateCv?job_id=1141
Please apply before the 7th March 2021.
Gemma Carney DE&S £37,400 - £44,000
||Gemma Carney DE&S
Defence Equipment and Support
MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH
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