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23 Oct 2020

Full-Time DE&S Weapons Engineer

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

Job Description


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

Job description

Are you fascinated by cutting edge weapon technology and excited by the chance to work first hand with weapons systems on military platforms?

DE&S have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Lead Engineer for Complex Weapons Systems to join their Bristol-based team. You will become the focal point for managing the delivery of all engineering aspects, including managing the acquisition safety aspects. This will cover all areas of Ordnance, Munitions and Explosives, across Air and Sea domains.

This is a Professional Engineer role, providing expert advice and guidance in technical areas to solve complex technical problems and identify application risks. If you have these attributes, combined with a talent for communicating, influencing and embracing change, this could be the role for you.

If successful in this position, you will be required to support the definition of technical requirements, the management of solution development, and working with Industry, to ensure compliance with customer requirements. You will be influential in demonstrating your knowledge and experience in engineering projects. This role will encompass elements of planning, performance reporting, and the development of people on specific assignments within the Weapons Operating Centre. As a result, you will enhance your skills and subject matter knowledge to help DE&S ensure that the armed forces can operate in the most demanding environments.

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, some of these roles are reserved for UK Nationals only and may also require you to undergo Developed Vetting.


In this post, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

• Interfacing with industry as the intelligent customer, both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of application risks. This could include trial plans, design changes, assurance statements and much more
• Keeping up to date with OME (Ordnance, Munitions & Explosives) developments, options, and opportunities for exploitation within the team
• Ensuring coherence with OME Safety Management Systems
• Ensuring coherence with statutory and MOD regulations, safety standards and best practice, in relation to the management of Explosives, Military Laser Systems and associated activities as part of the project
• Providing assurance to the Chief Engineer that Industry and other stakeholders are in line with DE&S and the Regulatory processes. This may include supporting design reviews, safety assurance activities, providing evidence for independent assurance on OME safety/safety management, and assessing and managing OME Safety risk.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• Chartered or Incorporated Engineer or ability to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
• Relevant and suitable OME experience

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

• Experience/understanding of Airworthiness and its application to OME
• Safety Management of OME experience

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

• Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
• Technical Decision Making

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

• Leadership
• 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 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 Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Abbeywood, Bristol, DE&S, and Engineer. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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