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Assistant Development Mechanical Engineer

Met Police
Southwark, London (Greater)
£37,744 to £42,631 plus £1,721 location allowance
Closing date
27 Oct 2022
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Assistant Development Mechanical Engineer

Salary: £37,744 to £42,631 plus £1,721 location allowance. You will receive £37,744 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £42,631 will be via incremental progression.

Location: Southwark

We can’t disclose explicit details but can tell you we’re leading advancements in emerging technologies to deliver bespoke solutions to niche and specialist areas of the Met. The only way you can appreciate our sophisticated technologies, and how we’re using them to protect the public and fight crime across London, is to see them for yourself.

This is a unique opportunity for an Assistant Development Mechanical Engineer, who wants to really develop and progress their engineering skills, working in an exciting engineering and science environment, offering excellent employee benefits and delivering operational technology solutions to make London safer.

The Technology, Research and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Its work is highly innovative and no two projects are ever the same. Some initiatives involve undertaking research with academia or exploring new off-the-shelf technologies. Others involve modifying commercially available products or creating our own.

Delivery of our solutions involves the complete lifecycle from developing requirements with customers, producing design solutions and turning these designs into a fully functional product or system for operational use.

As an Assistant Development Mechanical Engineer, you will be part of the Electronics System Development (ESD) team who develop niche electronic solutions to unique business issues. A key attribute to being successful in the role will be an ability to work closely with Engineers from multiple disciplines. You will provide support to the Mechanical Development Engineer and together, work primarily alongside Electronics Engineers to design, build, prototype, test and evaluate products designed or adapted by ESD. The successful integration of mechanical design with electronics systems is critical to ensuring viable solutions are designed for our customers.

Under the guidance of the Mechanical Development Engineer, your role will involve working effectively as part of a fully integrated team both in the laboratory or out in the field. The work will include mechanical design elements, prototyping, manufacture, assembly, testing and providing accurate reports. The ESD laboratory is equipped with a full suite of cutting-edge technology to ensure we are always able to deliver successful solutions to our customers. Some examples of the equipment you may use as an Assistant Development Mechanical Engineer are; 3D scanning capabilities, 3D printers, both FDM and SLA, CNC machining, laser cutting / engraving, UV printing, 3D CAD design and an in-house PCB manufacturing facility. There is also a fully equipped mechanical workshop with a lathe and milling machine etc.  Where required, training will be provided for any of the equipment ESD currently has to offer and we are always looking at new and emerging technology to add to our capabilities.

You may also be offered the opportunity to participate in occasional operational or field work alongside operational colleagues and officers.


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) Security Check (SC) 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.

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:

Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should no more than 2 sides max. and outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role and how you meet the essential criteria. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 27 October 2022.

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing problems, 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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