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23 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S / SDA Mechanical Engineer

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

Job Description

£28,050 – £33,000, per annum (plus benefits)

Job description

Dynamic and progressive opportunities for Mechanical Engineers have arisen within the Engineering Function of Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) and the Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA).

Our Engineering function enables the delivery of equipment and support by providing specialist expertise in domain-related disciplines. These opportunities sit within the SDA, and the Land and Maritime domains of DE&S, and offer you the opportunity to work within diverse and multi-disciplined teams.

By joining us as a Mechanical Engineer, you will join a team of professionals who are immensely proud to deliver and support some of the UK’s largest, most important and technically challenging engineering projects, and will use and develop your skills and subject matter knowledge to help ensure that the Armed Forces can operate in the most demanding environments.

If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our national security then we want to hear from you.

Please note that, due to security requirements, some of these posts are reserved for sole UK nationals and some will require Developed Vetting (DV) clearance, which will be discussed at point of allocation and you must be willing and able to go through.


In these roles, you will support development and delivery of activity, including engaging with stakeholders to ensure systems or equipment are safe by design and remain safe to operate. Your main accountabilities and responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
– Delivery of engineering activity in your area of responsibility, as defined in the assignment specification or objectives
– Development and management of engineering requirements, from definition to assessment and through contractual change
– Management of the verification, validation and acceptance process for system and User requirements
– Participating in verification activities for system requirements
– Management of technical risk, ensuring they are understood and managed
– Provide advice in your area of expertise, to guide and influence senior leaders and decision makers
– Contribute to, produce and maintain Engineering Management Plans, and deliver the products and/or services specified
– Determine quality management and assurance approaches

What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:

• You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant subject, or will demonstrate equivalent relevant experience
• You will hold Professionally Registration status with a relevant engineering body, or will demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

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

• Some posts within the Maritime domain or SDA may benefit from you having experience from within a maritime and/or manufacturing environment
• Certain posts would benefit from you having Systems Integration or Naval Architecture qualifications and/or experience

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

• Application of Analytical Techniques (Supervised Practitioner)
• Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance (Supervised Practitioner)

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

• Communicating and influencing
• Making effective decisions

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 or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

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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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Engineer, mechanical, and SDA. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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