Operational Support Unit – (CCTV) Infrastructure & Projects Engineer

Met Police
Sydenham, London
£33,498 to £38,195 plus £2,623 location allowance.
Closing date
29 Nov 2019
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Job Title: Operational Support Unit – (CCTV) Infrastructure & Projects Engineer

Salary: £33,498 to £38,195 plus £2,623 location allowance. You will receive £33,498 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £38,195 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Sydenham, London

Your technical skills can help us fight crime. Join our specialist Unit.

The challenge of protecting London is more complex than ever and evolving all the time. But thanks to our Operational Support Unit (OSU), officers have a whole range of innovative tech on hand to help. As an Infrastructure & Projects Engineer, you’ll provide bespoke broadcast and CCTV systems to prevent and detect crime. Join us and use your technical skills to keep London safe.

The Operational Support Unit (OSU) is a dedicated team of specialist engineers and technical advisors. Together, they provide everything from CCTV and roof-top installations, to operational control room installations and encrypted communications. Your role will be based in the Infrastructure and Projects team, where you’ll focus on the design, evaluation, production, maintenance, repair and deployment of broadcast and CCTV systems. A hands-on specialist in IP CCTV surveillance systems, you’ll work on new initiatives for overt video monitoring and surveillance systems, including RF technology for deployments.

It’s crucial that our technology is effective and works at its very best, so you’ll need to be qualified in a Science or Engineering subject (or have equivalent experience). You should also know how to wire and solder system components, and use computer operating systems including Windows and Linux. Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Word won’t pose a problem for you, either.


On top of technical skills, you’ll need to be good with people and great in a team. It’s important that you communicate clearly and accurately both in person and on paper. Ready to work outside normal business hours, you’ll understand the importance of flexibility and close collaboration. Please note that a full driving licence is essential. 

If you aren’t cleared to SC Security level already, you should be prepared to make an application. 

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack. Applications will be via a online application form.

Completed applications must be returned by 29th November 2019.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations

London covers 620 square miles and is home to millions of people speaking over 300 different languages. In this most vibrant and complex of cities, this presents an ever-evolving challenge for the Met when fighting to reduce crime - and the fear of crime.

Forging close relationships, building trust and understanding the issues within London’s different communities all form part of the fundamental platform on which effective, credible policing is built.

As a result, we must continue to recruit the brightest and the best people from every background and use the full spectrum of their skills, knowledge and experience to make London safer for everybody.

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