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Job description for the Electronic Counter Measure 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.

Are you an Electronic Counter Measure (ECM) Engineer? We at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) have four positions available for Electronic Counter Measures Engineers to work across several areas of our Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre (IBOC) and Land Equipment Operating Centre (LEOC).

These are complex programmes and projects that are delivered in rapid / agile turnaround times. You must have a working knowledge of Electronic Counter Measure Engineering, which is the ability to trick or deceive radar, sonar, or other detection systems, like infrared (IR) or lasers, with electrical or electronic devices. These are designed to be used both offensively and defensively to deny targeting information to an enemy.

You will be leading a small team and managing and creating engineering artifacts for a project, and be contributing to projects, schedules, work packages and leading on the engineering aspects, by liaising with a variety of stakeholders on the design and/or integration of in-service Electronic Counter Measures installations.

Please be advised that due to the nature of security, these roles are reserved for sole UK Nationals only and some posts will require the successful applicants to undertake DV clearance once in post.

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 Electronic Counter Measure Engineer

As an Electronic Counter Measure Engineer, you will be responsible for, but not limited to the following:

* Adhering to DE&S engineering process, contributing to the maintenance of the project engineering management plan, and preparing for and contributing to, project engineering reviews supporting the Lead and Chief Engineer

* Leading delivery within industry, providing engineering assurance across requirements setting and acceptance of equipment from industry

* Leading from the front, interfacing with industry and stakeholders, as the intelligent customer, both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of application risks associated with procuring complex military equipment, and reporting to the delivery manager

* Building relationships across different business areas, interacting with internal and external stakeholders both nationally and internationally

What you will be assessed against

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

• A level 4 qualification (HNC or above) in Electronics or a similar subject, or the equivalent demonstrable experience
• You will hold Chartered or Incorporated Engineer status or will demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and experience and the ability to become chartered within 12 months of joining
• You will demonstrate experience of providing technical advice and leading the delivery of successful engineering outcomes
• You will have a wide-ranging depth and breadth of technical experience in own specialisms

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

• Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance (Practitioner)
• Technical Decision Making (Practitioner)
• Leadership
• Communicating and influencing

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.

Please click the link below to apply by creating an account and uploading your details.

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Job Details

Job title:

Electronic Counter Measure Engineer

Salary

£43,400 – £47,000 per annum (plus benefits)

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

Engineering

Working pattern

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

Hours

37

Number of posts

4

Recruitment contact

Chantelle Hardy | chantelle.hardy@gattacaplc.com

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