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25 Sep 2020

Full-Time DE&S Systems Engineer

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

Job Description


£43,350 – £51,000

per annum (plus benefits).Internal candidates/existing Civil Servants should refer to the Further Information leaflet for salary details.

Job description

DE&S has excellent opportunities for Systems Engineers and Asset Management professionals to join their Internal Technical Support (ITS) consultancy team, working closely with clients across a range of delivery teams, helping solve some of the most complex problems in defence.

Building upon our success over the last four years, ITS continues to meet client demands. As part of this team, you will have the opportunity to work across the entire project life-cycle, with your work proving instrumental in helping clients translate military customer needs into clear technical and contractual requirements. You will oversee delivery, develop robust acceptance plans, and solve in-service problems.

Over four years, ITS has provided support across a range of projects, including the Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, P-8A Poseidon Maritime Patrol Aircraft, Mine Warfare, Maritime Command and Control, Submarines, Typhoon Fast Jets, Tactical Data Links, Guided Weapons, Multi-Role Vehicle – Protected (MRV-P), Warrior Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Air Defence Systems.


As a Systems Engineer, you will collaborate with colleagues to deliver and support our military capabilities, working alongside delivery teams to support routine activities and respond creatively to emerging challenges. You will develop a range of System Engineering products, including requirements documents, integrated test and evaluation plans, system and capability architectures, asset life-cycle models, asset management plans and policies, and engineering management plans. You will ensure that these products meet your client’s needs, addressing the unique situation each project faces.

You will drive some of the most complex and critical programmes in the UK forward, making a real difference to lives in the UK and abroad, and advancing state of the art Systems Engineering. You will think across technical and professional disciplines, understanding the legal, commercial and technical implications of different options, explaining complex issues in a simple and compelling way to clients. You will manage the delivery of large and complex portfolios of consultancy tasks to client satisfaction, cost and time. You will build rapport and trust, understand customer needs, quote for work and deliver it with pace and with impact.

If you have experience in any of the following, we would like to hear from you:

– Asset Management
– Requirements and Acceptance
– Systems Architecture
– System safety
– Weapon system design, development, integration and installation
– Military doctrine – principles and application
– Operational Analysis/Operational Research
– Life-cycle management
– Systems Integration
– Modelling and optimisation
– Forecasting and decision support
– Commercial and procurement rules and processes

Please note that, due to security requirements, some of the posts are reserved for Sole UK Nationals Only.

What you will be assessed against

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

• Stakeholder management experience
• Holds a minimum of Level 4 qualification (e.g. HNC) in relevant Science or Engineering OR equivalent relevant experience
• Engineering experience and responsibility for a large work package within the supply chain of a safety-critical industry
• Leading multidisciplinary teams and understanding the inter-dependencies and interrelationships between systems.

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

• Technical consultancy experience from within a regulated environment.

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

• Application of Analytical Techniques
• Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance

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

• Leadership
• Managing a quality service.

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

Follow link to apply Please click here to apply Closing date - 11th October 2020  

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Bristol, DE&S, Defence, and engineering. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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