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Electrical Engineer

Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S)
MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol
£28,050 – £33,000 per annum (plus benefits)
Closing date
9 May 2021

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Design, Electrical, Systems
Defence, Marine
Job Type
Graduate, Engineer
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Job description for Electrical Engineer

Exciting and dynamic Electrical Engineering opportunities have arisen within Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S), supporting the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, and Type 23 Frigates.

As an Electrical Engineer with DE&S, you will provide technical in-service support to manage the design intent of a diverse range of electrical equipment and systems. You will also provide project engineering support to the team, which involves managing the development of Tasking Forms, ensuring timely delivery of ad hoc technical services, and monitoring contracts’ performance.

Responsibilities for Electrical Engineer

The responsibilities of those posts may include, but not limited to, the following:

• Providing Electrical SQEP input to support maintaining the design intent of Marine Equipment and Systems
• Providing assurance that the design conforms to the relevant engineering and build standards, contractual requirements, and is sustainable and demonstrably safe
• Co-ordinating and managing the analysis of the impact of planned design changes on the electrical elements of Marine Equipment and Systems
• Working collaboratively with the Integrated Logistics function and industry, to provide through life support to Equipment and Systems, performance, availability, obsolescence and safety
• Providing engineering input to the assessment and management of technical risks associated with Electrical Equipment and Systems
• Supporting the development of system design solutions
• Supporting the development and maintenance of the Systems Level Safety and Environmental Cases

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application, you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:
• You will hold a minimum of a Level 4 (e.g. HNC) qualification in Electrical Engineering or will demonstrate equivalent relevant experience
• You will have demonstrable experience providing technical advice and delivery of successful engineering outcomes
• You will have experience of electrical systems design, testing and/or acceptance

It would benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
• Experience of the application of Electrical Engineering within a Maritime environment (commercial or military)
• Member of a relevant Professional Engineering Institute or equivalent body

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:
• EFCF3 Technical Requirements, Evaluation and Acceptance (Supervised Practitioner)
• EFCF2 Application of Analytical Techniques (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.

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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