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5 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Engineering Security Analyst

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

Job Description


£28,050 – £33,000

Job description

Are you keen to move into a role that offers a whole host of work based learning opportunities?

We are looking for three engineering security analysts to support the ITS Cyber Team providing guidance and advice on areas such as information risk management; architecture development; security accreditation; threat analysis; cryptography and information technology assessment within agreed time-frames and budgets.

The Cyber Security team, within ITS, specifically provides specialist security and information assurance support to projects including the P-8A Poseidon, Chinook, Integrated Survey Fleet and Land based communication systems.

In addition to supporting the Delivery Team community, you may also be called upon to assist with the mitigation activity associated with the corporate Strategic Risk for Cyber.

You will have an excellent opportunity in this role to gain exposure to the wide breadth of skills and experience to aid personal development and progression within your career at DE&S to become a Consultant.


You will utilise your excellent communication and influencing skills in order to manage internal and external stakeholders to deliver tasking against agreed budget and time frames.

You will also be responsible for building and maintaining a strong working relationship across a number of Delivery Teams and play a key part in networking and engagement across the wider defence security landscape.

You will provide specialist advice on the application of engineering process and compliance. This will include independent technical assurance services to support corporate risk mitigation.

You may also act as, or support the role of a Security Assurance Coordinator (SAC) for a variety of projects and be a point of contact for information risk management.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• An Engineering or Science qualification with the ability to join a relevant professional institute (i.e. CIISP or BCS) OR suitable and relevant experience
• Security or Information Risk Management awareness
• An understanding of the security fundamentals (confidentiality/integrity/availability)
• Engineering Systems / IT knowledge (software/hardware/operating principles)
• Demonstrable experience of stakeholder management effective communication methods

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Knowledge of defence Equipment and Systems
• Knowledge and application of ICT/Security/Defence standards e.g. JSP/NIST/ ISO27001
• Knowledge of evolving digital technology/applications e.g. AI/Digital twins/Quantum computing/Machine Learning, etc.
• CISMP qualified

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Technical Risk Management
• Knowledge Information Management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Making effective decisions
• Seeing the big picture

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 clicking here. 

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.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and upload your details.


Please find ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’  here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


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

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

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV which clearly demonstrates the following areas (which you will be assessed against):
• Key Achievements
• Relevant Experience
• Applied Knowledge and Skills

For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

Firstly we’ll check that you meet the essential criteria that are listed for the role. If you do, we’ll then carry out a more detailed review of your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role(s).
If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us, discuss your Key Achievements, Relevant Experience and Applied knowledge & Skills. In addition to the above, you’ll also be assessed against a technical competence and the listed behaviours, aligned to our DE&S Behaviours.

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

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Abbey Wood, analyst, Bristol, DE&S, engineering, MOD, and security. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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