DE&S / SDA Junior Sensors Electronic Engineer

Ref No. OTH178321783
Salary £28,050 - £33,000/annum
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


Are you passionate about the defence of the United Kingdom and would love the opportunity to work on some of the UK's leading defence technical projects and programmes, and support our armed forces in current and future operations?

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The Job

If so, we have exciting opportunities for motivated engineers to join our DE&S Land and SDA teams, in which you will broaden your career within a diverse, exciting and fast-paced delivery team, comprised of engineers spanning all disciplines. In return, careers within our Engineering function offer stability, professional development and the chance to work on high profile and exciting projects, as well as a great work/life balance and an array of other benefits that come with being a member of the Civil Service.

Due to security, the advertised posts are open to sole UK nationals only. Some of these posts will require the successful applicants to undergo DV clearance once in the post.

About your team


As our Engineers, you'll contribute to maintaining safe systems across a variety of in-service and future platforms, playing a fundamental role in engineering and safety decision making. As a subject matter expert and design authority, your focus will be to bring complex systems together into an integrated platform.

Responsibilities of these roles may include, but not be limited to the following:
* Ensuring that there is a robust upgrade plan that stakeholders can contribute to, to ensure that security and safety is maintained
* Working with the logistics function and industry to identify spare units or workarounds, depending on operational priority and safety assessment
* Supporting the technical acquisition process, by reviewing industry submissions and supporting production of technical contractual documentation
* Developing and providing subject matter expert advice
* Reviewing and proposing equipment design changes
* Working within the design authority for a range of military systems
* Reviewing contractor test evidence to assess suitability of delivered systems and making acceptance decisions

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC or higher) in an engineering subject, for example Electrical/Electronic Systems Engineering, or will demonstrate equivalent relevant experience
* You will demonstrate an understanding of technical risk analysis and risk based decision making, and the principals of engineering management
* You will have experience providing technical advice and delivery of successful engineering outcomes from an Electrical or Electronics Engineering or similar environment
* You will have experience working with suppliers, contractors, subject matter experts and/or stakeholders

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
* Technical Risk Management
* Communicating and influencing
* Making effective decisions

Becky Syms
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