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You will be based out of the location listed above in the advert, however, DE&S supports Smarter working, which empowers you to make decisions about when, where and how you work.
Aerial Delivery Equipment (ADE) and one Airborne Forces Equipment (AFE) Systems Engineer - to join their team at RAF Brize Norton. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to drive and deliver improved ways of working in a field where your acquired skills and knowledge will be highly valued.
As one of our Airborne Equipment Engineers, you will be responsible for the development, implementation and delivery of in-service management activity against Engineering Management Plans. This will include engagement with various stakeholders, such as the Duty Holder construct, the air regulatory authorities, user community, and industry, to ensure systems and equipment are safe by design and remain safe to operate.
Careers within DE&S's Air environment provide stability, professional development and the chance to work on high profile and exciting projects, as well as offering a great work/life balance and an array of other benefits that come with being a member of the Civil Service.
Please note that, although based at RAF Brize Norton, the roles may require regular travel to other sites and routine engagement with other members of the team at other locations, as well as possible overseas travel.
These roles will report into management based at RAF Brize Norton. Our teams are currently working predominantly from home due to COVID-19 restrictions. Under our general conditions we offer flexible working arrangements and we would be happy to discuss these with successful candidates.
As an Airborne Equipment Engineer with DE&S, your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
* Act as a focal point for the in-service management of the AFE/ADE systems
* Support quality management and assurance approaches and ensure technical risks regarding are understood and managed
* To follow and assist in ensuring regulatory and DE&S policy compliance of AFE/ADE airworthiness processes
* Support the technical requirements for the acquisition life cycle stage of a project, programme, service or system
* Produce and contributing to Engineering Management Plans
* Interface with industry as the intelligent customer, both in a scrutiny role and supporting the identification of equipment risks
* Provide specialist advice on the application of safety and environmental management systems to the AFE/ADE systems
You will utilise your skills and engineering experience, and your knowledge of safety regulations, policies and engineering processes and their appropriate application to the Defence Air Environment, to lead engineering tasks successfully.
What you will be assessed against
To be successful with your application, you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
* A relevant HND/NVQ Level 4 (or higher) qualification in an Engineering related subject or equivalent experience to demonstrate this
* Experience of working within a highly regulated environment such as military aviation
* Experience of providing technical advice and delivery of successful engineering outcomes
* Strong communication skills, both written and oral combined with the ability to understand and interpret technical data and relate this to operational requirements
* The ability to engage and influence diverse stakeholder groups; establishing credibility with peers and seniors
* Professionally Registered status to at least Ieng, or has demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience
It would benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
* Experience and knowledge of UK military ADE systems or UK military AFE Parachute systems
* In-depth knowledge of Airworthiness Regulations, including the MAA's Regulatory Publications.
* Experience of safety engineering and risk management
* Evidence of maintaining continued professional development and assisting with the development of others
* Experience of working directly with system Design Organisations
In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
* Technical decision making - Supervised Practitioner
* Improve engineering capability - Supervised Practitioner
* Communicating and influencing
* Making effective decisions
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.