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18 Nov 2020

Full-Time DE&S Wildcat Engine Support Engineer

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

Job Description


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


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

Do you have an Aeronautical/Aviation background and eager for a new challenge?

Do you want to work in an environment where your skills will make a direct impact on protecting the country whilst giving you the flexibility to manage both your work and home life balance together?

If so, DE&S have an exciting opportunity for you to join their Wildcat Team as an Engine Support Engineer.

The Wildcat Team is responsible to the Front-Line Commands for the In-Service support of the Wildcat AH Mk1 for the Army and the Wildcat HMA Mk2 for the Royal Navy. The Army Wildcat can be employed in a whole host of roles including ISTAR, Airborne Command and Control, Close Air Support, Medical Evacuation, and the Movement of Personnel and Material.

As an Engine Support Engineer, you will act as the front desk of the Engine Team and be the first point of contact on engine related queries and issues. You will be responsible for collating all incoming enquiries, answering those day-to-day queries within your scope of work and maintaining a record of those that require further action on a number of different systems as required.

Please note that due to the nature of the projects involved, this role is open to SOLE UK NATIONALS only.


• Assist in the day to day support of the CTS800-4N engine
• Task suppliers with technical queries on their investigations and publications amendment requests.
• Manage all engine related safety records, ensuring all safety issues are fully documented with supporting evidence.
• Assist in identifying and mitigating any hazards exposed.
• Produce reports and updates on various engine related statistics including engine and component lifting consumption and rejections rates.
• Assist in writing various servicing instruction and reports.
• Responsible for maintenance of the Engine Team’s files, record keeping, and general filing of documents as required.

What you will be assessed against

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

• HND/NVQ Level 4 qualification in an Engineering/Science related discipline OR substantial equivalent work experience
• Engineering experience in the Air Domain

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

• Previous experience in an Engine Support Engineer role
• Previously held a Letter of Airworthiness Authority (LoAA) or a similar delegation
• Risk Management experience

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

• Technical Risk Management
• Technical Decision Making

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.

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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This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: DE&S, Defence, Wildcat Engine Support Engineer, and Yeovil. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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