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Electronics Development Engineer

Met Police
Southwark, London
The starting salary is £51,196, rising to £55,571, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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The starting salary is £51,196, rising to £55,571, which includes allowances totalling £2,841.

The salary is broken down as £48,355 basic salary, which will increase annually until you reach the top of the scale £52,730.  Plus, a location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000.

Location: Southwark, London

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.

The Technology, Research, and Innovation (TRI) team keeps the Met at the cutting-edge of tech. Our work is highly innovative, and no two projects are ever the same. As an Electronics Development Engineer, you will be part of the Electronics System Development (ESD) team developing niche electronic solutions to unique business challenges.  

This staff role is a unique opportunity for an Electronics Development Engineer with design experience to join an exciting engineering and science team where you can progress your engineering skills.  You will use state of the art equipment within a multi discipline environment to develop niche electronic solutions, to make London safer.

You will work in an enthusiastic and dedicated Electronics team, where you will be responsible for the design and delivery of robust solutions throughout the complete design life cycle, from capturing customers’ requirements, to creating novel design solutions and turning these into a fully functional product or system for operational use.

The role is varied and on any typical day you may be involved in several activities including all aspects of electronics hardware and embedded software design such as Schematic capture, PCB designs, building and prototyping solutions. You will be producing test specifications, exhaustively testing devices before deployment, and providing accurate reports. You will also be participating in project meetings, design reviews and liaising with customers or suppliers. 

You will keep up to date with emerging technology and where appropriate, evaluate and select electronic products or components based on specification criteria or modifying commercially available products.

As part of your role, you may have line management responsibilities including supporting, mentoring and developing staff to ensure knowledge and skills are current. You will also be able to attend a range of trade shows and training courses with support for continued professional development.

You may also be offered the opportunity to participate in occasional operational or field work alongside operational colleagues and officers for trialing or piloting ESD’s designs. You will also be supported in working towards achieving professional engineering registration.

Additional Information

  • 28 days annual leave (excluding public holidays), rising to 33 days after 5 years continuous service.
  • Contributory civil service pension scheme, where the MPS contributes 27.9% of your salary into your civil service pension.
  • Long service rewards, paid overtime available and eligible for a Blue Light Card.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities including sponsored membership to a professional body. Approachable and friendly team.
  • Onsite green space with outdoor lunch/break areas for the summer months.
  • To promote physical well-being, you will have full access to subsidised sports centre membership to over 3,000 UK gyms and 80 London Fitness Centres.
  • There is also an excellent range of sporting activities on offer through the various Met Police Sports and Social Clubs.
  • Generous family leave for pregnancy, adoption, paternity, and shared parental leave as well as childcare support including nursery and play scheme discounts.


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 (enhanced) (SC(e)) level before taking up the post; with a willingness to undergo Developed Vetting (DV) once in post, if required.

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.

How to apply

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 outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 23:55 on 4 June 2024.

The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.

As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.

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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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