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29 Jan 2021

Full-Time DE&S Electronic Warfare Technology Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£37,400 – £44,000 per annum (plus benefits)


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our Armed Forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

A high profile and unique job opportunity for an Electronic Warfare Technology Manager has become available within Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S). This is an influential role, working with industry, key stakeholders and our customers, to provide expertise, education and assurance around Electronic Warfare systems and technology. As a core member of the team, you will work on major Electronic Warfare (EW) Acquisition programmes and will have end-to-end exposure of project life cycle, with opportunity to have an impact on the successful delivery of advanced surface ships Electronic Warfare systems supporting UK Navy Command.

The position, within the Ship Support Maritime Combat Systems Electronic Warfare Programme delivery team, will lead and be responsible for managing all EW Technical Engineering aspects of multi million pound defence acquisition projects, comprising Electronic Warfare Surveillance, Command & Control systems with associated Electronic Countermeasure systems for UK Royal Navy Surface Ships.

Please note this post is open to sole UK nationals only.


In delivering these projects, the responsibilities of the post holder will include, but not be limited to:

• Develop and manage Electronic Warfare Technology Strategy and Technology Roadmaps for the MEWP programmes
• Scope and generate Technical and Technology specifications within delivery Statements of Requirements across MEWP projects
• Engage in Contractor Technical feasibility studies, Design and Development activities, Interface Control strategies and Ships Combat System Integration issues to ensure compliance of suppliers with relevant Statements of Requirements
• Execution of Tender down-selection activities based upon the technical deliverables produced by industrial teams
• Develop System Architectures and Requirement definition documents for EW programmes
• Promote Open Systems standards and act as an active member of the MEWP Design Authority
• Assist with the production, acceptance and resultant configuration control of a requirements acceptance procedure (Verification, Validation Requirements Matrix (VVRM)) created by industry in accordance with an agreed Integrated Trials Evaluation & Acceptance Plan (ITEAP)
• Monitor manage and report technology and technical risk on the MEWP projects
• Demonstrate leadership skills and ability to manage staff
• Challenge technical assumptions to identify improvement opportunities
• Demonstrate creative and innovative thinking to find solutions to technical challenges

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• A minimum of Level 4 (e.g. HNC) in Electronic Engineering or other relevant subject OR equivalent relevant experience
• Experience of Electronic Engineering in the context of Weapons Systems, Radar Systems and/or Combat Systems
• Experience in the development/delivery/support of complex electronic systems

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

• Knowledge of Maritime Combat Management networks and interoperability
• Experience of Electronic Warfare systems and in the context of Weapons Systems, Radar Systems and Combat Systems
• Knowledge of Active and Passive Decoy weapon systems

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:

• Improve Engineering Capability
• Technical Decision Making

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:

• Leadership
• 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.

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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.

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This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Defence, and Electronic Warfare Technology Manager. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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