Leading Engineer - CBRN Technical Support

Met Police
Camden, London
£38,531 to £43,127 plus £2,930 location allowance.
23 Mar 2018
20 Apr 2018

Job title: Leading Engineer - CBRN Technical Support

Salary: £38,531 to £43,127 plus £2,930 location allowance. You will receive £38,531 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £43,127 will be via incremental progression

Location:  Camden

Could you help us make London the safest global city?

To keep our vast and vibrant capital safe, the Met has a wide range of specialist units. These include the CBRN (Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear) Technical Support Team. Today, this unit’s work is more important than ever, as we strive to protect London. Join us, and you’ll have a rare opportunity to apply your expertise in the unique world of policing. 

The CBRN Technical Support Team’s role is to manage CBRN Detection/Identification and Monitoring (DIM) equipment. You’ll make sure this equipment is always ready by leading the staff who maintain, repair and calibrate it. There’ll also be the opportunity to work with the equipment yourself, and to give guidance on technical matters. But this role involves more than desk work – there’ll be practical deployment too. As part of a 24/7 on-call roster, you’ll support live operations, out on the streets of London. This could mean dealing directly with the public and handling sensitive information.

To join us, you must be a capable leader and technical expert who can get the best out of teams. Your knowledge will be based on a UK OfQual defined level 6/5 qualification in relevant engineering or scientific discipline (or equivalent). You’ll also bring experience in an appropriate field, and ideally expertise in at least some of the following areas:

  • Explosives detection
  • Portable x-ray systems
  • CBRN detection/identification/monitoring and electronic countermeasures
  • Counter terrorism search and detection technologies
  • Procurement, modification and testing of CBRN systems

Please note that a category B driving licence is also essential. This role is subject to security vetting.

To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and click on the link to complete and submit the online application form.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm on Friday 20th April.

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.


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