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Engineering Security Analyst

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)
Filton, Bristol
£28,050 – £33,000 per annum (plus benefits)
Closing date
28 Feb 2021
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Job Details

Are you keen to move into a role that offers a whole host of work based learning opportunities?

We are looking for three engineering security analysts to support the ITS Cyber Team providing guidance and advice on areas such as information risk management; architecture development; security accreditation; threat analysis; cryptography and information technology assessment within agreed time-frames and budgets.

The Cyber Security team, within ITS, specifically provides specialist security and information assurance support to projects including the P-8A Poseidon, Chinook, Integrated Survey Fleet and Land based communication systems.

In addition to supporting the Delivery Team community, you may also be called upon to assist with the mitigation activity associated with the corporate Strategic Risk for Cyber.

You will have an excellent opportunity in this role to gain exposure to the wide breadth of skills and experience to aid personal development and progression within your career at DE&S to become a Consultant.

Responsibilities for DE&S Engineering Security Analyst

You will utilise your excellent communication and influencing skills in order to manage internal and external stakeholders to deliver tasking against agreed budget and time frames.

You will also be responsible for building and maintaining a strong working relationship across a number of Delivery Teams and play a key part in networking and engagement across the wider defence security landscape.

You will provide specialist advice on the application of engineering process and compliance. This will include independent technical assurance services to support corporate risk mitigation.

You may also act as, or support the role of a Security Assurance Coordinator (SAC) for a variety of projects and be a point of contact for information risk management.

What you will be assessed against

To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
• An Engineering or Science qualification with the ability to join a relevant professional institute (i.e. CIISP or BCS) OR suitable and relevant experience
• Security or Information Risk Management awareness
• An understanding of the security fundamentals (confidentiality/integrity/availability)
• Engineering Systems / IT knowledge (software/hardware/operating principles)
• Demonstrable experience of stakeholder management effective communication methods

It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Knowledge of defence Equipment and Systems
• Knowledge and application of ICT/Security/Defence standards e.g. JSP/NIST/ ISO27001
• Knowledge of evolving digital technology/applications e.g. AI/Digital twins/Quantum computing/Machine Learning, etc.
• CISMP qualified

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
• Technical Risk Management
• Knowledge Information Management

If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
• Making effective decisions
• Seeing the big picture

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.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

About your team

Cutting-edge engineering and science is a critical component in delivering modern, battle-winning technologies to all branches of the armed forces. Engineering is the largest business area within DE&S – and it’s one of the most fulfilling too. From managing technical risks, engineering resources and services, to defining and assuring best practice, our engineers are exemplars both within DE&S and our industry partners and professional bodies.

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Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) is a highly specialised and essential part of the Ministry of Defence.  Their purpose is to equip and support the UK’s Armed Forces for operations now and in the future. DE&S are a combined workforce of over 11,100 civilian, military and private contractor staff who are deployed at over 150 locations in the UK and overseas, with headquarters located in Bristol.

DE&S plays a vital role in maintaining military operational capability by acquiring and supporting a wide range of world class equipment and services including:

  • ships
  • submarines
  • aircraft
  • vehicles
  • weapons and information services

DE&S regularly recruits people within the project and programme management, finance, information, quality, engineering and science, logistics and commercial functions.

Build your career with DE&S and you will be working alongside a team of people who are immensely proud of what they do in providing the best possible service to the Armed Forces. Their people have a unique set of skills and abilities that enable DE&S to deliver a programme of work that includes complex warships, submarines, aircraft and armoured vehicles, through to field kitchens, munitions handling, and postal and courier services to the front line.

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