Electronics Engineer

Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Closed
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You would be providing a vital service in delivering reliable, sustainable and affordable combat systems support. You'll have the chance to work across a variety of projects, supporting the UK naval fleet and military customers.

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)


As one of our Electronics Engineers, you will join either our Maritime Combat Systems (MCS), Ships Acquisition or Naval Ship Support (NSS) team.

The Job

The MCS team is brought together by Engineers operating in the following technical areas: Surface Ship Combat Systems Group; Underwater and Electronic Warfare; Communications Situational Awareness and Maritime Electronic Warfare and training. Meanwhile, the NSS team provides engineering support to ensure Royal Navy ships are maintained and ready to fight. Our Ship Acquisition team lead the procurement of all of the Royal Navy's newest and most complex warships from the earliest stages of design.

Please note that some attendance to site will be required, and for security reasons some positions will be available to sole UK nationals only.


As an Electronics Engineer, you'll monitor, supervise and report technical risks, ensuring delivery and the continued safe operation of equipment and systems across the fleet. You'll support junior team members, graduates and apprentices, ensuring they develop and deliver.

Depending on role, the responsibilities of these posts may include :
* Determining customer requirements and generating technical specifications for equipment and/or systems
* Managing equipment and/or system requirements and their acceptance throughout the lifecycle
* Working within a team to support and upkeep the combat systems capability upkeep, either on a particular class of ship or across the fleet, depending on role
* Developing update and upgrade options for technology innovations
* Identifying technical options to replace equipment in a safe, timely, and cost effective manner
* Assisting with the development of engineering assurance-based documentation and overseeing assurance activities related to project

What you will be assessed against

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

* Relevant HNC (i.e., Level 4 or higher) qualification in a STEM subject, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
* Experience in sensors and electronic systems and/or systems engineering and integration
* Experience in stakeholder engagement/management

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

* Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
* Improve Engineering Capability
* Making effective decisions
* Communicating and influencing

What's in it for you?

We're exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV. Your application will go through several stages of assessment which are outlined below:

1. Pre-sift - We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

2. Sift - Your CV will be assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
* Key Achievements * Relevant Experience * Applied Knowledge and Skills

3. Interview - If you are invited to interview, you will be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the technical competencies and behaviours listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the EUSS
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
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