Electronics Engineer

Salary £28,900 - £34,000/annum
Location Bristol, England
Job type Permanent
Job Status Not Specified


Are you an electronics engineer interested in working at the cutting edge of technology, collaborating with private business and government on a national and international scale?

Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S)


Have experience in producing informed outputs, providing and successfully communicating complex technical concepts and/or advice to a variety of stakeholders.

The Job

We have an exciting opportunity for an electronics engineer, to join our Defence Ordnance Safety Group (DOSG) in the Science and Technology (ST) Section 3, Initiation Systems Team.

The DOSG ST is a multi-disciplinary team of civilian subject matter experts providing independent technical advice and guidance on the Safety and Suitability for Service of Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives (OME), and their associated facilities and platforms. As an electronics engineer, you will be working on a variety of systems including, complex weapons, platform firing systems, weaponised drones and emerging and novel technology such as directed energy weapons. Supporting the development of OME technology and best practice technical standards through communication, cooperation and coordination with the UK OME Safety Regulator, the UK industrial base, academia, and various national and international bodies.

This is a dynamic and progressive role and will encourage your ongoing professional development within this sector. This may include the opportunity to undertake sponsored MSc/MEng/PHD courses relevant to your role.

This role provides the opportunity for national and international travel to support equipment delivery, cutting edge research and technology, NATO standardisation, supporting trials, testing and evaluation as well as collaborating with the multinational expert community at technical conferences.


As an electronics engineer , your main responsibilities will include:

* Providing professional technical advice and guidance on Electronic Initiation Systems (IS) to stakeholders within and outside DE&S. Specifically; providing technology assurance, safety and suitability for service advice, assessment of regulatory compliance to support the delivery of capability to a wide range of customers across Land, Sea, Air and Space domains.
* Supporting the development of national, international and NATO IS policy and technical standards.
* Conducting experimental/development work required to ensure policy, standards and assessments techniques are relevant to modern OME, supporting equipment and enable an understanding of latest technologies to be gained and exploited to the benefit of MOD.

  • Identifying, assessing and exploiting emergent technologies to support the delivery of cutting-edge capability.

* Supporting the development of systems, components, modelling tools, test methodologies and techniques related to IS issues.

* Collaborate with colleagues from across the DOSG Science & Technology division on Energetic Materials, Life Assessment of Weapon Systems, Statistics and Modelling and Electromagnetic Environmental Effects.

What you will be assessed against

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

* Have experience in producing informed outputs, providing and successfully communicating complex technical concepts and/or advice to a variety of stakeholders.
* Hold an Electronics level 4 (or higher) qualification or demonstrate equivalent Electronics experience.
* Demonstrate sufficient Electronics knowledge and/or experience

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirablecriteria:

* Have experience in engineering or science within a regulated industry.
* Have experience contributing to standardisation.

What's in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market-leading employer pension contributions of between 26.6% and 30.3% 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.

Whilst you will be based out of the listed location, DE&S promotes Smarter working, which provides flexibility over where work is carried out whilst ensuring organisational outcomes are delivered effectively and efficiently. We adopt an 'attend for a purpose' approach in relation to visits to site.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.


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