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Job Description for Electronics 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.

As one of our Electronics Engineers, you will join either our Maritime Combat Systems (MCS), Ships Acquisition or Naval Ship Support (NSS) team, providing a vital service in delivering reliable, sustainable and affordable combat systems support. You’ll have the chance to work across a variety of projects, supporting the UK naval fleet and military customers.

The MCS team is brought together by Engineers operating in the following technical areas: Surface Ship Combat Systems Group; Underwater and Electronic Warfare; Communications Situational Awareness and Maritime Electronic Warfare and training. Meanwhile, the NSS team provides engineering support to ensure Royal Navy ships are maintained and ready to fight. Our Ship Acquisition team lead the procurement of all of the Royal Navy’s newest and most complex warships from the earliest stages of design.

Please note that some attendance to site will be required, and for security reasons some positions will be available to sole UK nationals only.

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 Electronics Engineer

As an Electronics Engineer, you’ll monitor, supervise and report technical risks, ensuring delivery and the continued safe operation of equipment and systems across the fleet. You’ll support junior team members, graduates and apprentices, ensuring they develop and deliver.

Depending on role, the responsibilities of these posts may include :
• Determining customer requirements and generating technical specifications for equipment and/or systems
• Managing equipment and/or system requirements and their acceptance throughout the lifecycle
• Working within a team to support and upkeep the combat systems capability upkeep, either on a particular class of ship or across the fleet, depending on role
• Developing update and upgrade options for technology innovations
• Identifying technical options to replace equipment in a safe, timely, and cost effective manner
• Assisting with the development of engineering assurance-based documentation and overseeing assurance activities related to project

What you will be assessed against

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

• Relevant HNC (i.e., Level 4 or higher) qualification in a STEM subject, or equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
• Experience in sensors and electronic systems and/or systems engineering and integration
• Experience in stakeholder engagement/management

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

• Technical Requirements, Evaluation & Acceptance
• Improve Engineering Capability
• Making effective decisions
• 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 for Electronics Engineer by creating an account and upload your details.

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Job Details

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Electronics 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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Beth Wickens –

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