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SO15 - CASU - Operational Network Engineer

Met Police
Vauxhall, London
£35,844 to £40,731 plus an allowance of £1,639
Closing date
6 Oct 2021
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SO15 - CASU - Operational Network Engineer

Salary: £35,844 to £40,731 plus an allowance of £1,639. You will receive £35,844 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £40,731 will be via incremental progression

Location: Vauxhall

Your technical knowledge can help us protect the public

This is a chance to make the most of your wide-ranging engineering knowledge in a vital and varied role. As Operational Network Engineer, you’ll be part of the SO15 CASU (Covert Asset Support Unit) Technical Operations team, which provides surveillance support for Counter Terrorism (CT) operations.

CASU Tech Ops Engineers install technical equipment to help the CT network, and work alongside Police Operational CCTV planners. As part of the team, you’ll provide the technology needed for surveillance and covert activities. This could cover everything from audio, video and GPS, to mobile phone networks. And you could be working out in the field, helping the team in difficult environments, or in our workshop.

To support CT teams, you may be required to work outside office hours, and possibly at short notice. You’ll also be part on an on-call rota, ready to respond to urgent requests. When out in the field, you’ll need to be professional with the public and maintain confidentiality, which means you’ll need a blend of technical and people skills. On the technical side, we’re looking for a recognised Engineering qualification, plus accreditation in the deployment of covert CCTV and RF transmission.

Your knowledge should cover a broad range of engineering areas such as:

  • 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)
  • BT services
  • GPS
  • IP networks
  • The principles of electrical and electronic engineering.

If you can take ownership of tasks, work independently and focus on delivering the right technical solution, we can offer you a fascinating role that’s at the heart of protecting the UK public.

Please note that this role requires security vetting and specialist training.

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV and an online application.

Completed applications must be submitted by 6th October 2021.

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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