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CBRN Technical Support Engineer

Met Police
Southwark, London
£34,643 to £39,434, plus a Location Allowance of £2,148
Closing date
11 Dec 2020
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Job Title: CBRN Technical Support Engineer

Salary: £34,643 to £39,434 plus a Location Allowance £2,148

Location: Across London

Help us protect an amazing city

Keeping the capital safe takes all kinds of measures – and all kinds of skills. Right now, we need a CBRN Technical Support Engineer with expertise in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear detection methods and technologies. It’s a chance to put your talents to good use supporting vital operations across an amazing city. Join us and help protect millions of people.

You’ll be part of the Threat Mitigation Technologies department in our CBRNE Technical Support Team. Working with officers and fellow engineers, you’ll support capabilities including explosives and CBRN detection equipment, Electronic Countermeasures, EOD equipment and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems technologies. Your work will contribute to both covert and overt operations, and may involve procuring, modifying, testing and operating a range of systems. Join us, and you’ll enjoy a varied and critical role, where you’ll be operating out in the field.

We’re looking for a background in electronics, electromechanical engineering and/or a scientific discipline (physics and or chemistry). Ideally, you’ll have specialist knowledge of an area such as CBRN detection methods, monitoring and analysing the RF spectrum and the ability to communicate technical subject matter to a non-technical audience. Wherever your expertise lies, you’ll be up to speed on counter terrorist search and detection technologies and the principles they’re based on. Plus, you’ll be highly organised and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

Reporting to a Leading Engineer within the CBRNE Technical Support Team, you will work with other engineers and police officers to provide a range of technical capabilities to support policing in London.  

  • The individual is responsible for producing accurate technical information through investigation and analysis.
  • The individual should be able to demonstrate good negotiating skills with equipment suppliers and manufacturers when engaged in procurement activities in order to achieve best value for money.
  • The individual will be required to attend, pass and maintain role specific training.
  • The individual will be required to work operationally in the field, occasionally under their own supervision.
  • The individual will be required to work unsocial and extended hours on occasion.
  • The individual will be required to work as part of an ‘on-call’ rota.
  • The individual will sometimes be required to work in difficult and challenging environments.
  • The individual will need to be able to work physically carrying loads, deploying equipment and loading and un-loading vehicles.
  • The individual may be issued a uniform and/or health & safety protective equipment, when they are required to use it; it must be kept smart, tidy, clean and in good condition.
  • The individual will require a minimum-security clearance level of SC but in some cases the role may require a higher level of clearance.
  • The individual will be required to drive Metropolitan Police vehicles.

Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.  Your CV personal statement should outline the points stated in the attachment. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 11th December 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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