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30 Jun 2020

Full-Time DE&S Weapons Integration Manager

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

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£47,600 – £56,000 per annum (plus benefits)

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A dynamic and progressive opportunity has arisen within DE&S, for Engineers with Weapons and Systems Integrations experience. Working within the Engineering Function, as a Weapons Integration Manager, you will have the opportunity to enhance and share your skills/expertise and provide support to the Delivery Teams working within DE&S Air Environment, which includes Combat Air, Air Support, Helicopters and Weapons Operating Centres.

The Weapons Air Integration Centre of Excellence (WAICoE), part of the DE&S Airworthiness Team, was initiated in October 2018 to improve governance and management of Weapons Air Integration and to promote consistency across Platform/Weapon approaches throughout DE&S. As WAICoE Weapons Integration Manager, working within the Engineering Function, you will have the opportunity to enhance and share your engineering skills and expertise, manage a small team of engineers and lead on the key objectives of the WAICoE.


As Weapons Integration Manager, your responsibilities will include, but not be restricted to:
• Leading the team as focal point for weapon/aircraft integration advice and guidance for Delivery Teams within the DE&S Air Environment.
• Leading the team, as the key interface with the Defence Safety Authority, on regulation, standards and policy relating to weapon/aircraft integration.
• Managing direct support to Delivery Teams at critical points in their programmes and providing integration assurance.
• Leading in the development of consistent and coherent processes that deliver effective, safe & efficient integration of weapons onto aircraft in accordance with relevant regulations.
• Leading in the development and maintenance of practical and accessible tools and guidance for the user community.
• Identifying opportunities to align approaches to weapon integration with those in Land & Maritime.
• Identifying the competence set required to deliver weapon integration – working with Domain Functional Managers to modify extant competence framework.
• Identifying suitable learning and development opportunities (including Industry) to raise the competence of the community.
• Leading the Weapon Aircraft Integration Forum as an opportunity for sharing and developing good practice.

Successful candidates should be able to achieve CEng within 12 months, thus a degree in Mechanical, Electrical or a relevant Engineering discipline would be advantageous.

Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate extensive and relevant experience of integration of weapons onto air systems and knowledge of both the Weapons and Aero Engineering technical disciplines.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the level below the advertised role.

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, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with plenty of opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About DE&S and your team

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised, branch of the MoD, operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years. From the procurement of aircraft carriers to the provision of food, we ensure our armed forces have the equipment and support they need to achieve their operations. We employ over 12,000 people across more than 150 locations around the world.
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: Bristol, DE&S, Defence, Integration, manager, and Weapons. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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