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11 Jan 2021

Full-Time SDA Process Engineer

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

Job Description

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

Job description

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA) is currently recruiting an Engineer based on-site at the impressive HMNB Devonport.

The Future Maritime Support Programme (FMSP) is the largest support programme ever undertaken by the MOD and is the development and implementation of new commercial arrangements with industry – transforming the way that support is provided to all our classes of complex submarines. FMSP supports every UK Naval Base from the beds Royal Navy personnel sleep in, to the Warships and Submarines they serve in, ensuring they are fit and capable to carry out their responsibilities on behalf of the Nation.

Working as part of the FMSP team, you will be supporting multiple change initiatives aligned to the implementation of FMSP at HMNB Devonport – this will involve the realisation of the FMSP operating model to the initial operating capability, parallel organisational change and the creation of associated processes and governance. Part of your role will also include supporting activity that facilitates and ensures the successful transition from existing contracts and suppliers to new following their appointment.

Please note that due to the nature of the project involved, this campaign with be open to Sole UK Nationals only.


The post has specific responsibilities that you may be expected to undertake –

• Responsible for acting as an Intelligent Customer (Delivery Manager) at Devonport in scope of the submarine engineering lot with a focus on Submarine Refit Complex facilities – infrastructure.
• Assisting with the development of local processes using packages such as MS Visio.
• Assisting with the monthly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) in the contract to ensure requirements have been delivered to the customers satisfaction.
• Analysing data to ensure any emerging trends are identified and addressed through the relevant Governance Forums

What you will be assessed against
• Relevant Level 4 (or higher) qualification or equivalent experience
• Experience of providing technical advice and delivery of successful engineering outcomes.
• Rounded engineering experience in their discipline or specialist area.

It would benefit your application should be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Member of a relevant Professional Engineering / Science Institute or equivalent body
• Professionally Registered status or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Technical requirements, evaluation and acceptance
• Technical decision making

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Making effective decisions
• 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 & SDA – 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 & SDA and our industry partners and professional bodies.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Engineer, Ministry of Defence, Plymouth, and Process. Salaries: 20,000 - 40,000.

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