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16 Feb 2021

Full-Time DE&S Section Engineer

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

Job Description

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

Job description

An interesting and unique job opportunity for a Section Engineer has become available within Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), based at Marshall Aerospace, Cambridge, as part of the C130J Hercules Delivery Team. This is an influential role, working closely with the discrete Avionics, Propulsion and Airframe Engineering Authority trade desks for the C130J fleet, predominantly working on and sustaining in-service engineering support.

The Avionics, Propulsion and Airframe disciplines manage all Type Airworthiness deliverables in support of the Chief Engineer, including support to Integrity Management, Air Incident investigations, aircraft systems and equipment hazard analysis, equipment fault investigations, and aircraft scheduled maintenance.

You will be considered for formal designation of a Letter of Airworthiness Authority and, therefore, a Suitably Qualified and Experienced Person (SQEP) Airworthiness Authority of DE&S, approving changes to the Air System Document Set and holding pan-desk airworthiness decider responsibility and accountability.


As a core member of the team, you will perform a pan-desk role within DE&S’s Engineering Function, working with the Avionics, Propulsion and Airframe trade desks. Responsibilities of the post will include, but not be limited to, the following:

– Pan-desk responsibility and accountability, as Letter of Airworthiness Authority holder
– Management of equipment hazards
– Management of staffing of modifications
– Authorising Special Instructions (Technical)
– Amending the Air System Document Set
– Management of aircraft maintenance extensions
– Pan-desk analysis and coherence oversight.

What you will be assessed against

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

• You will have Engineering experience from within the aerospace industry
• You will be an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or working at this level and willing to apply through a recognised Engineering Institution within 3 – 6 months of commencement of the post
• You will hold a relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification or equivalent experience
• You will be a confident and engaging communicator and happy working with senior stakeholders

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

• An understanding of airworthiness regulations

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

• Technical Decision Making
• Technical Risk Management

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

• Communicating and influencing
• Changing and improving

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.


How to Apply

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: cambridge, DE&S, Defence, Engineer, and Section. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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