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Job – Supportability Engineer in Bristol
Location: Keynsham, Bristol, UK
Salary: £34000 – £38000 Per year
Job type: Permanent
Category: Construction/Civil Engineering
Job Reference: 1019687
Posted on: 20 Oct 2017
About the Role:
Have you ever wondered what it takes to support the nuclear deterrent?
Our client is currently recruiting for The Dreadnought Programme and we are interested in hearing from candidates with HND/HNC or Degree level qualifications in any of the following subjects:
We are currently recruiting for the following roles across our sites in Bristol (Keynsham) and Barrow-in-Furness. Relocation packages can be considered.
Senior Supportability Engineers (Barrow only) (Band 6)
Supportability Engineers (Band 5)
The Dreadnought Programme
The Dreadnought programme, which has recently received full parliamentary approval, will deliver a new generation of submarines to carry the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It is the largest programme in Defence with a budget of £34bn confirmed in the Strategic Defence and Security Review.
Our clients Involvement
We are charged with ensuring that the Dreadnought submarines, and the support arrangements that we and others provide, are capable of ensuring the delivery of the UK’s Continuous At-Sea Deterrent patrols.
Ensuring that our nuclear deterrent is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is a huge task and one that our client has a major part in delivering for the current Vanguard-class platforms. We have three primary functions within the Dreadnought Programme:
Influencing the design of the submarine – maximising ease of support in service;
Developing an in-service Support Solution which demonstrably satisfies requirements for availability and cost;
Ensuring the submarine can be maintained within safe operating limits.
An excellent communicator, you will be able to articulate complex arguments for a wide range of stakeholders to understand.
You will be able to demonstrate that you can drive issues to completion.
Preferably degree qualified (or HND/HNC with relevant experience) you will be committed to continuing your professional development.
Project Management experience or qualifications would be advantageous as the role requires the delivery of documentation to time and budget.
What can we offer you?
Our client offers the supportive environment you would expect from a FTSE 100 employer including:
• Flexible working hours
• Excellent job security as demonstrated by our £20bn order book
• Pension scheme with up to 8% employer contributions
• Life assurance
• Share ownership scheme
• Professional subscription support
• Occupational Health services
• Career opportunities and specialist advice and guidance from our award winning Investors in People Gold award Learning & Development teams.
Interviews: Successful candidates will be invited to a recruitment day.
Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. You must be a sole UK national and hold, or be capable of achieving ‘Security Check’ (SC) clearance.
The role will be in an environment regulated by Trade Control legislation and involve working with controlled goods, technology and/or services. This may require you to meet enhanced security and regular screening checks.
This role is within the Marine & Technology Division. The Division employs over 9,000 highly skilled people and is the UK’s leading naval support business. It draws on an unmatched range of engineering and technical skills in providing through-life services and deep maintenance to the Royal Navy’s majo