DE&S: Engineering / Techincal Specialist Air

Ministry of Defence

Closing date: 7 Jan 2019

Reference number

1612230

Salary

£19,000 - £33,000 pa. (plus benefits)

Grade

Other
Senior Administrator/Specialist

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Defence Equipment & Support - Engineering

Type of role

Engineering

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Hours

37 hours per week

Number of posts

10

Location

MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH

About the job

Job description

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised, arms-length body of the Ministry of Defence, operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years. From the procurement of fighter jets and aircraft carriers to the provision of food and clothes, we ensure the armed forces have the equipment and support they need to carry out their operations at home and abroad. We employ over 11,000 talented Civil Servants and military personnel (supported by contractors from the private sector) across more than 150 locations around the world.

Our Engineering function enables the delivery of our equipment and support by providing specialist expertise in domain-related disciplines such as: mechanical, electrical & power distribution; software, sensors & electronic systems; acquisition safety & environmental protection; quality assurance; ordnance munitions & explosives, as well as systems engineering & integration.

When you join the Function as an Engineering Manager or Technical Specialist you will be using your engineering skills as a member of a team of professionals who are immensely proud to deliver and support some of the UK’s largest, technically challenging and most important engineering projects. You will support and may lead on technical problem solving, coupled with appropriate management planning abilities to resolve complex engineering problems. You will typically support the definition of technical requirements, manage solution development and ensure compliance with the customers’ requirements. You will use and grow your skills and subject matter knowledge to help DE&S ensure that the armed forces can operate in the most demanding environments. At this level, your role may also encompass elements of planning, performance reporting, and the development of its people. For this campaign our vacancies are within the Air Domain.

Air Domain (including Helicopters)

You will be working in one of a number of different teams that procure, support, operationally enhance and keep airworthy / safe a wide range of aircraft platforms, systems and role equipment spanning Combat Air (latest and future generations of Fast Jets, Unmanned Systems and Training Aircraft and gliders), Air Support (Air Surveillance, Intelligence-gathering, Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling aircraft, Simulator training systems, military parachuting and airdrop systems and complex Air role, ground and commodity equipment) and Helicopters (Attack, Transport, Naval Anti-Submarine and Air Surveillance and light helicopter platforms). Much of this work is in the European and US sphere.

Your principal area of interest is likely to be one of the following: general aircraft systems including propulsion and structures, aircraft certification, avionics and software engineering.

To be successful you will need to demonstrate evidence in the following areas:

Qualifications:
Typically an HNC/HND or equivalent qualification level in Engineering or Science a related discipline.

Experience:
Some post-qualification experience in one or more roles.

Engineering Management Skills:
The skills to understand and influence the design of a system, component, or process to meet customer requirements within realistic constraints (such as technical, economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, and sustainability). The ability to help identify, formulate and solve engineering, science or technology, problems. The ability to lead pre-concept technology development projects.

If you have a particular technical discipline, we would encourage you to make this clear in the personal profile on your CV so that we can endeavour to place you initially in an area that suits your experience and preference. The specific assignments available to Engineering Managers / Technical Specialists vary across the Air Domain.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the lower level than advertised.

EMAIL YOUR CV TO tam.shahid@gattacaplc.com quoting the advert reference number

Benefits

Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Benefits

We’ve created an environment where you can look forward to coming to work and are empowered to be at your best. We offer flexibility in how you work that helps you do your job in a way that suits you, alongside opportunities to help you grow and progress throughout your career – and a choice of benefits to suit your lifestyle. Abbey Wood site has a range of restaurants, coffee bistros and an on-site gym and nursery – it's easily accessible with lots of transport links close by.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at bottom of this page.

Allowances

This post is not eligible for relocation allowances.

Things you need to know

Security

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

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Further to the Nationality Statement above, certain posts may have security limitations which could affect those who have restrictions placed upon their United Kingdom Security Vetting Clearance.

To apply and submit your application with your CV which demonstrates:

• Key achievements
• Career history
• Applied skills, knowledge and experience
• Qualifications

EMAIL YOUR CV TO tam.shahid@gattacaplc.com quoting the advert reference number

Please find attached a short form to include with your submission if you wish to apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme.

Gattaca are the recruitment partner for DE&S and the SDA. Matchtech are a subsidiary of Gattaca.
By sending your CV to Gattaca you agree that Gattaca / Matchtech can use your details for the purposes of recruitment at DE&S and SDA only.

Next steps: We’ll review your CV to see if your qualifications and experience are a good match for the role. If you’re successful, we’ll invite you to an interview so you can meet us and discuss your CV & career history and to ensure you demonstrate 'The DE&S Way' Behaviours (see link at bottom of advert).
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Eligibility

Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

Tam Shahid - Recruitment Business Partner would welcome the opportunity to discuss the post with you at any point during the application process.

Please email tam.shahid@gattacaplc.com for further information.

Sift/interview dates and location

If you are invited for interview this will be CV based.

Interviews will take place at MOD Abbey Wood South, Bristol, BS34 8JH from January 2019

Further information

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.

Please see the MOD Privacy Notice which describes how we will use your personal data, explains your rights and gives you information you are entitled to under Data Protection legislation.

Please note that the advertised salary is payable for full time advertised hours, if you wish to work less than the advertised hours it will be on a pro rata basis. Starting pay may differ depending on qualifications, experience and specific role requirements (external candidates only). The Civil Service cannot offer a salary higher than the one advertised.

For internal candidates (DE&S & SDA only), if you are successful for a role at your current level, then your basic salary will not change. If you are currently at a level lower than the role advertised and found successful then your salary will increase to the higher of 85% of the top of the advertised range or a 10% increase in your current base pay.

We don’t offer visa sponsorships for roles under the UK Government’s Right to Work scheme. Applications from Nationals from outside of the UK or the European Economic Area (EEA - https://www.gov.uk/eu-eea) who attend an interview are required to provide original documents proof of their existing entitlement to work in the UK in their own right (i.e. not sponsored by their current employer). Examples of documents can be found on the Right to Work (linked below).

All employees joining DE&S who are new to the Civil Service will be subject to a 6 month probation period effective from the employment start date.

If you are successful at interview but not the appointed candidate, you will be placed on the reserve list for 12 months from date of interview. Please note that reserve lists may be split within a campaign by location required, Domain or niche position requirements. If you are offered a position from a reserve list, the terms and conditions that apply at point of offer will be applicable.

The following is only applicable to existing MOD and DE&S employees:
Some of the MOD’s Terms and Conditions of Service (TACOS) changed from 3rd February 2014. The TACOS changes will apply to Broader Banded and Skill Zone staff who are new recruits to the MOD or who are appointed to a post on substantive promotion, progression or advancement. Please consult the attached document ‘TACOS 2014 Guidance’ for more information.

Complaints
Please be aware that the selection and interviewing of applicants is the responsibility of the Recruiting Line Manager (RLM) and not the Defence Business Services (DBS) Resourcing team. DBS does not play any part in the selection and interview process itself.

Therefore, if you wish to discuss your feedback, or you are dissatisfied with your markings, you should in the first instance raise this with the Recruiting Line Manager of the vacancy.

If you are dissatisfied with the service you have received from DBS, or believe that DBS has failed to follow the recruitment process in line with the Civil Service Commission principles of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of Fair and Open competition, you can raise a formal complaint by writing to DBS at the following address:

Defence Business Services
Scanning Hub
PO Box 38
Cheadle Hulme
SK8 7NU

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