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Job Description of the Battery and Power Engineer

Engineering is the largest business function in our organisation – and it’s one of the most fulfilling too. Because it’s only by delivering the most advanced, battle-winning technology that we can keep those on the front line at the top of their game. That’s why we stay inventive and create positive change, with a strong focus on sustainable sourcing and minimising environmental impact too. Ready to make an impact that matters to the nation?

You’ll benefit from plenty of opportunities for development, access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You’ll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women in Engineering Network, Parents Network, Race & Culture Network, Neuro Inclusivity Network – and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we’re pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

We have a unique opportunity for a Battery and Power Electrical Engineer to join our Power team. You will be providing on-going Electrical/Electro-chemical Power Sources and Systems (EEPSS) technical support activities to the MOD. As a Battery and Power Electrical Engineer, you will be a focal point for technical expertise, policy, guidance and support related to EEPSS; enabling coherence for the optimisation of power source selection and use to promote operational effectiveness and economic efficiency.

As an innovative and motivated Subject Matter Expert (SME), you will directly influence and support new technologies to reduce the carbon footprint whilst maintaining front line command. Your role will involve periodic visits to manufacturers and suppliers across the UK; using your technical expertise in battery (primary and secondary) technology, safety and chemistry to provide technical guidance and commercial management.

Please note some attendance to the stated site may be required for this position.

We strongly recommend tailoring your CV in line with our CV guidance before applying, with specific sections to highlight Key Achievements, Relevant Experience, and Applied Skills & Knowledge.

Responsibilities of the Battery and Power Engineer

The responsibilities of these posts will include, but not be limited to, the following:

•To produce policy related to batteries, which will support Front Line Command for project technical assurance

•To Support user and delivery teams in service operational needs, including:

•Fault investigations
•Procurement and introduction of batteries
•Maintenance and repair regimes

•Qualify and develop future/emergent portable power technologies

•Coordinate standards/specifications management via DE&S standards management tool and interface with Def-Stan (Defence Standard)

•Undertake routine support to procurement activities, including product benchmarking, supplier quasi quality assurance and industry liaison

•Coordinate a generation of new specifications

•Develop and assist policy management

•Provide support to technical and commercial management of technical support contractor

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

•You must have a Level 4 qualification (HNC or higher) in an Engineering or a Science subject or must be able to demonstrate equivalent experience in a Quality Assurance environment.
•Demonstrable applied knowledge of Quality Assurance within the engineering acquisition environment, supported by expertise in multiple Quality Assurance areas.
•Have a breadth of industry/manufacturing and Quality Assurance experience, gained from involvement in multiple projects and domains.

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

• Acquisition Assurance (Practitioner)
• Quality Improvement (Practitioner)
• Leadership
• Communicating and influencing

What’s in it for you?

Please note, our salary bands are under review and may increase. If the outcome of the review results in an increase in the minimum salary and your salary offer falls below the new minimum, your salary will be increased to the new amount from your contracted start date. If the new minimum is less than the salary you are offered, the original salary offer will be retained.

Our careers offer stability, training, progression – and much more! Discover more about what we offer in our Little Book of Big Benefits. Find out more about our pension schemes.

We’re exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and are dedicated to creating a great place to work that reflects the diversity of the society we serve. To help us do this, we particularly encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, disabled people and people from LGBT communities. By bringing together different ideas, experiences and perspectives, we can achieve our ambitions, together.

Please click the link below to apply for the Battery and Power Engineer role by creating an account and uploading your details.

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Job Details

Job title:

Battery and Power Engineer


£37,400 – £44,000  per annum (plus benefits)

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



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Adam Ball | [email protected]

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