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23 Mar 2021

Full-Time SDA Support Engineering – Training Needs Analysis Manager

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Barrow-in-Furness, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£37,400 – £44,000

Job description

We at the Submarine Delivery Agency are looking to add a Support Engineering – Training Needs Analysis (TNA) Manager to our Dreadnought Project team. We are excited for you to join us and to play a critical part in influencing how future Submarine support engineers are trained!

As our Support engineer – TNA Manager you will liaise with a wide range of stakeholders in order to be able to establish the training needs of our Waterfront Teams, who work relentlessly to ensure that our Dreadnought Submarines are expertly maintained and safe to go to sea.
You will utilise your engineering and systems knowledge in order to help define, build and assure a range of training solutions for the purpose of improving performance across the team.

Due to the nature of the projects involved, this role is open to Sole UK nationals only.

Please note that this role could be based at the SDA offices in Barrow in Furness, Abbey Wood in Bristol or HMNB Clyde, HM Naval Base, Faslane. If based at Bristol or Faslane, this role will require regular travel to the SDA site at Barrow-in-Furness.

This role, if based at Barrow offers successful applicants the following for relocation:
External Applicants: First Appointment Expenses up to a limit of £8,000
Internal Applicants: Internal candidates will be eligible for full relocation expenses.


You will be an exceptional communicator, able to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, colleagues and Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) and author/assure high quality reports and proposals.

As part of a dedicated team, you will be accountable for the management & delivery of the Dreadnought Support Engineering TNA & associated Requirements and for ensuring that training analysis work conducted by our Industry Partners (IPs) is conducted in accordance with a Systems Approach to Training (DSAT).

Your knowledge of how engineering maintenance is carried out in various circumstances will enable you to assist the team in the subsequent evaluation and assurance of resulting training solutions as they are acquired and transitioned into service.

You will take positive steps to ensure that knowledge levels are current and up to date, using your initiative and skill in discharging training tasks in a positive manner, utilising professional training skillsets to produce consistent, quality and coherent training outputs.

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
• Appreciation of engineering maintenance processes in the maritime area
• Experience of having carried out reviews and assurance of training deliverables
• Experience of providing training recommendations
• L4 qualification (or higher) in an engineering subject or the equivalent experience
• Experience of Defence Direction and Guidance For Training and Education (JSP 822) or other relevant Systems Approach to Training (SAT)

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
• Application of analytical techniques
• Technical requirements, evaluation and acceptance
• 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

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.


To view the ‘Little Book of Big Benefits’, please click here

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

See our vetting charter.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

Simply click on the apply button to create an account and upload your CV. Your application will go through several stages of assessment which are outlined below:

1. Pre-sift – We will check that you meet any essential or eligibility criteria that are listed in the responsibilities section of this advert.

2. Sift – Applicants’ CVs are assessed against the following categories, using a simple numerical scoring system:
• Key Achievements • Relevant Experience • Applied Knowledge and Skills
For additional guidance on writing a CV for DE&S, please click here

3. Interview – Applicants will be assessed against the Sift categories listed above, as well as the technical competencies and behaviours listed in the responsibilities section of this advert. More details about our DE&S Behaviours.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission’s recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

How to Apply

Please click here to apply. 

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Barrow-in-Furness, Bristol, engineering, Helensburgh, MOD, SDA, and Training Needs. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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