Operational Network Engineer

Met Police
Lambeth, London
£41,470 - £45,477 + £2,623 location allowance
Closing date
28 Apr 2020
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Title: Operational Network Engineer

Salary: £41,470 - £45,477 + £2,623 location allowance

Location: Lambeth

Help make every CT surveillance operation a success.

Tackling threats to national security is a task that never stops. Technology plays a huge part and is integral to everything we do. As an Operational Network Engineer, you’ll use your expertise to support our Counter Terrorism surveillance operations within an innovative team. This is your chance to help us protect the UK and keep its people safe.

This is an opportunity to join us at the forefront of the fight against terrorism. Joining a highly skilled team, you will provide the technical support that is needed for surveillance operations. It is a challenge for an experienced professional with an HND/HNC (or higher) in a relevant subject. With proven technical talents, you will bring a range of vital knowledge.

This should include:

  • Cisco networking
  • IT software and hardware
  • Video and audio standards and compression techniques, video and audio recording including NVR’s and mass storage of data, video monitoring systems
  • Transmission systems including frequency spectrum, modulation methods, antennas, IP radio, mobile phone networks (2G, 3G, 4G)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

If you are also good with people and great in a team, bring your communication skills to a vital part of the Met.


This post requires access to the most sensitive intelligence material on a daily basis. Applicants must hold or be prepared to undergo National Security Vetting (NSV) Developed Vetting (DV) level before taking up the post.

Additionally, this material is of particular sensitivity to the UK and its distribution must be restricted to UK nationals. In approved circumstances dual nationals (of which one element is British) may also be granted access. However, in the event that potential conflicts of interest cannot be managed the post holder will not be able to see the intelligence material and will not be able to perform their duties. For the purpose of safeguarding national security and in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (enhanced) (SC(e)) OR Developed Vetting (DV) clearance and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role-specific information pack. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 28th April 2020.

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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