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26 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Maintenance Support Engineer

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

Job Description

Job description

At Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), we’re excited to be adding to the Ships HQ Engineering team and seeking a Maintenance and Reliability Engineer. This is a brilliant opportunity to be involved within reliability maintenance and provide technical guidance and delivery as part of our support to the Ships and Submarines of the Royal Navy. DE&S will provide the tools, advice and support needed to succeed in this role, so are therefore seeking a candidate with any engineering background who has the desire and skills to work within Maintenance and Reliability. So if you have Maintenance and Reliability Engineering gained from working in any industry, this could be a brilliant opportunity for you!


Your main roles and responsibilities will include:

Provide Engineering perspective, and subject matter expertise to provide assurance that maintenance strategies are fit for purpose.
Participate in identification, selection, evaluation, performance verification and demonstrations to help improve the reliability of equipment
Determine quality management and assurance approaches and ensure technical risks are understood and managed
Technical audit and assure maintenance and reliability deliverables from stakeholders and contractors
Manage engineering technical maintenance documentation and provide guidance for supporting delivery teams
Internal and external stakeholder management across DE&S and SDA, the Royal Navy and our support organisations, including some contract management.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
• Level 4 qualification (or higher) in an Engineering or Science qualification or equivalent relevant experience
• Experience of developing and generating maintenance schedules or experience in maintenance or reliability engineering
• Stakeholder management experience

It would benefit your application if you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Demonstrable experience of applying maintenance and reliability techniques, for example, reliability centred maintenance
• Experience of working within a regulated industry, for example, aerospace

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
• Application of analytical techniques
• Improve engineering capability
• Making effective decisions
• 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.

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.


To view the ‘Little Book of Big Benefits’, please click 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. 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 – Applicants’ CVs are assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
• Key Achievements • Relevant Experience • Applied Knowledge and Skills
For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

3. Interview – Applicants 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. More details about our DE&S Behaviours.

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 (or eligible for) status under the European Union Settlement Scheme (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

Further information on nationality requirements

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

Please click here to apply 

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

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