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Job Description for Digital 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 great opportunity to work for us at Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) within our Engineering Delivery Team. The Joint Asset Management and Engineering Solutions (JAMES) Project Team operates within DE&S Digital to implement IS-enabled business change in support of CDM’s logistics transformation goals. All aspects of support to JAMES Engineering including the maintenance of JAMES procedures, compliance with policy and doctrine, provide advice and guidance on the operation of data management cell and the accuracy, efficiency and continuous operation of the JAMES web portal. Planning the provision of enduring JAMES Business Support functions. To provide the User focus for JAMES to the Service Contract Management Cell. This post is to ensure integrity of data is maintained through engagement liaising with other Project teams and Service units as required. Including the input quality for data sourced from outside JAMES (such as legacy IS applications). Ensure JAMES maintains coherence with business processes, liaising with process owners as required.

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, these roles are reserved for sole UK Nationals only.

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 for Digital Engineer

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

Responsible for assisting the Chief Engineer Joint Asset Management Engineering Solutions (JAMES) Delivery Team with the development of documented plans and processes for engagement with Front Line Command (FLC) staff.

Coordinating the roll-out of new processes, procedures and technology of unit focused work in support of the JAMES requirements.

The post holder is also responsible for developing new and revised processes and procedures to meet the needs of business change and will liaise with projects and FLC units as required and engage with the wider business community to communicate and gain support for change.

To provide compliance in Engineering and Asset Management policy for Defence and to provide assurance that JAMES Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are current and reflect the correct Defence policy and direction.

You will be working within the JAMES Defence Team and with external departments across the Defence land sea and air arenas.

Provide assurance and compliance to policy and to provide advice and guidance on the provision of ‘best practice’, for engineering and asset management both within defence and adopt principles being implemented from outside agencies and with commercial partners.

You will also provide engineering advice and guidance to the planned change processes to ensure areas effecting changes to safety case or which impact with Defence policy are documented and supported by the relevant stakeholder community.

The partner organisation will provide the design, development and delivery of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) Solutions.

Your role will be to deliver compliant service change and sustain the JAMES supporting documentation in compliance with the current Defence policy and look at future changes in policy and how they will impact on the use of the JAMES Management Information System (MIS).

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
• A minimum of a level 4 qualification (HNC or above) in Engineering or associated subject, or relevant experience
• Experience in Stakeholder Management within the Engineering Sector
• Experience in a complex and regulated environment (defence, nuclear, aerospace, oil and gas, rail)
• Experience of IT Engineering Management Systems

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
• EFCF 3 Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance (Supervised Practitioner)
• EFCF 2 Application of Analytical Techniques (Supervised Practitioner)
• Leadership
• Managing a quality service

What’s in it for you?

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.

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Job Details

Job title

Digital Engineer


£32,500 – £35,000 per annum (plus benefits)

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



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Recruitment contact

Karen Clarke –

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