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Systems Integration & Test Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £50000 per annum + + bens

Opportunity for a Systems Integration Test Engineer involved in systems integration and subsequent testing of complex and cutting edge systems for Maritime defence systems. You must be eligible for SC level clearance but can start on basic. Seeking good all rounder with good systems integration, understanding of the engineering life-cycle & client facing skills. e.g. experience with connectors, cables, fibre, switches, operating systems, radar/ sonar etc.

Systems Test & Integration Engineer: Systems integration, verification, ISTQB

Opportunity for a Systems Integration & Test Engineer involved in integrating complex complex and cutting edge systems and subsequently testing them for Maritime defence systems. Working with a leading global organisation from their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Systems integration experience is key.

You must be eligible for SC level clearance but can start on basic.

Experience sought:

  • Degree educated with 2+ years systems integration & testing testing experience
  • Experienced in full engineering life-cycle experience
  • Experience testing complex/ cutting edge software
  • Experience in a client facing role
  • Demonstrable experience working to required standards & processes
  • Good attention to detail & ability to investigate complex systems faults
  • Able to work to required deadlines & schedules
  • Strong team working skills and commitment
  • First class communication and liaison skills at all levels

Nice to have:

  • Experience with maritime/ Naval/ MOD environments
  • ISTQB

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Production Supervisor

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Up to £30000.00 per annum

It is a great time to be joining our client as they continue to develop and deliver new and exciting solutions for the defence / maritime and aerospace sectors, resulting in continued growth year-on-year.

Key duties

  • To supervise subordinates (Team Leaders Team Members etc.) to ensure that work is processed to customer specification, on time to the appropriate health and safety and environmental standards.
  • Conduct daily tier meetings, update and maintain all tier boards, metrics and KPI’s and conduct shop floor reviews using 5Y, 8D or A3 to identify root cause and corrective actions for all non-conformances raised within the area, and any significant variances to budgeted times.
  • To organise the workload to meet business targets, setting and changing priorities as needed, and to arrange the necessary materials and resources, to ensure on time delivery to the customer, whilst taking responsibility for the tools and equipment in terms of capacity and maintainability.
  • Responsible for the generation of training plans, training, continuous improvement, updating the skills matrix, ensuring multiple single skill depth. Maintain all documentation relating to the function in accordance with company requirements.
  • To manage day to day HR issues within the area, including recruitment, appraisals, generating and maintaining high morale, maintaining and controlling attendance records, discipline, good employee relations and communications.
  • To lead and continuously improve the work within the area, using lean manufacturing techniques (value stream mapping, takt time, line balancing etc) while ensuring compliance with Quality standards.
  • Liaise with other internal departments i.e. Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering, QA to ensure work is completed to plan.
  • Implementation and development of line side kanbans to facilitate continuous flow line production. (not batch)
  • Implement, development and manage 5s and other Lean activities in line with company requirements.
  • Put into place action plans to correct any areas where targets are not being met.
  • Ensure areas TPM is conducted and recorded, any machinery or equipment failures are managed, document and communicate to the appropriate function, agreeing the necessary actions to restore production quickly.
  • Responsible for the smooth introduction of new products and processes ensuring correct documentation is available.
  • Responsible for the monitoring and management of standard times and their achievement.
  • Carry out other duties commensurate with the position as Production Supervisor

Skills/Qualifications

  • Experienced in MS Office, Excel, Word & Powerpoint
  • Experienced with ERP Systems & planning attributes
  • Experienced in Lean Methodologies, training and implementation
  • Facilitator in Visual Management
  • Minimum of 2 years team management experience
  • Experience in flow line manufacture.

Desirable:

  • Experience in a fast paced Aerospace or Defence Quality manufacturing environment would be desirable.

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Commercial Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £60.00 - £65.00 per hour

Works as a member of the Commercial Team to provide Commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of the line management within the Naval Ships Combat Systems business

Major Tasks and Activities:

  1. Management of nominated strategically important contracts or bids and oversight to other contract and bids within the team
  2. Lead Capture team through the Request for Bid Approval (RBA) process.
  3. Drafting of any necessary contracts and agreements in accordance with policy.
  4. Development of commercial proposals and the commercial review of the full suite of proposal documents
  5. Support to Procurement in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions
  6. Lead in the Negotiation of major tenders and ensuring that this results acceptable business agreements and contracts

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  1. Ability to follow up activities to ensure inputs from others are received and progressed to conclusion
  2. Commitment to meet deadlines and targets
  3. Ability to work unsupervised and provide solutions for management consideration

Key Technical Skills

The role requires a good and broad professional knowledge and understanding of Commercial Principles, Techniques and Practices, including an understanding of the impact and implications of decisions made. Experience of dealing with UK MOD an advantage.

Key Leadership/People Mgmt Skills

Suitable candidate to be a self- motivated and focused individual. Shall be a leader and a coach to the Commercial Officer/Senior Commercial Officer and ensure a good quality of work.

Shall be able to work equally on their own initiative and as part of a team.

Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills

  • Will work with other functional representatives and/or customers/suppliers to meet the operational needs of line management and the business
  • Must have good communication skills together with the ability to relate challenging scenarios to customers and suppliers (both internal and external to the business)

Company/Industry Knowledge:

  1. Knowledge of UK naval defence sector an advantage
  2. Awareness of business and culture
  3. Understanding of and compliance to Business Ethics requirements (Code of Conduct and Responsible Business Conduct)
  4. Knowledge of company life cycle management and commercial processes
  5. Understanding of contract terms and conditions
  6. Business awareness
  7. Experience of managing customer interface

Qualification

Business Degree or at least 5 years plus experience in a commercial role

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Principal Electrical Power Engineer x 3

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £50.00 - £53.00 per hour

The Dreadnought Power team sit firmly within the Stage 1 design organisation developing, integrating, analysing, reviewing and assuring the various systems required to support the operation of the Dreadnought Class Nuclear Submarines.

These streams in brief are:

  • LV distribution including but not limited to 115V, 24V, 230v Distribution across primary, secondary and emergency systems.

  • HV and switchboards including but not limited to 440V, Main Battery, Switchboards and Load Centres.

  • Propulsion (Power) including but not limited to Turbo and Diesel Generators, Variable Speed Drives and Synchronising

  • Power Systems Analysis including but not limited to Power Systems Modelling, Data Analysis and the complexities therein.

Marine power systems or heavy industrial power systems design experience are essential.

The successful candidate MUST be able to acheive full UK Security Clearance so will need to hold a valid British Passport.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Watch Commander – Fire Safety

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £50.00 - £55.00 per hour

A Watch Commander will manage all day to day operational response, assurance and fire protection activity across the site. They will furthermore, robustly meet all watch based performance KPIs and ensure that all operational staff are competent across all aligned national occupational standards.

A Watch Commander will attend and take command of any operational onsite incident, and liaise directly with the onsite tactical command cell. They will directly manage and oversee all areas of conduct, performance management and capability – They will also report directly into a Group Commander.

Core Duties:
* Provide specialist Fire protection advice and guidance to the business, relating to the Regulatory Reform Fire Safety Order 2005.
* Ensure that all watch based fire protection, prevention and operational training requirements across the watch are delivered.
* Promote the development of a positive Fire safety culture within the business, supporting the development and implementation of all fire safety systems and policies.
* To develop, risk assess and facilitate operational training simulations.
* Attend and take command of all operational incidents on site, in order to protect life, property and the environment.
* Manage all aspects of performance management, capability and absence management across the watch.

Leadership Responsibilities:
* Undertake response activity commensurate with all areas of operational risk on site. Attending a range of incident types.
* Take responsibility as an assessor for the overall management of the watches performance, including ensuring that they maintain their respective technical competences in accordance with the competency based maintenance of skills framework.
* Demonstrate clear leadership across the watch, along with supporting and developing staff.
* Maintain an appropriate nationally recognised incident command qualification, in order to ensure that as an incident commander you are able to make safe and rationale operational decisions.
* Maintain an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the nationally recognised incident command system, and with that be able to fulfil all other functional roles. Roles including Incident, sector and operations commander.
* Monitor and maintain high standards of staff performance across the whole watch, and conduct discipline and performance reviews.
* Manage and oversee all areas of fire protection, along with taking enforcement action in line with businesses policies, procedures and the regulatory reform fire safety order. (RRO)
* Ensure the maintenance of expected fitness levels in order to meet the standards expected within the fitness process instruction.
* Provide leadership and support to staff to effect necessary cultural change; promote diversity and develop a highly flexible and responsive operational response service.
* Support business emergency planning arrangements and business continuity management arrangements.
* Produce reports as a result of incidents and safety critical risk activity, highlighting areas of best practise and areas that require development or procedural changes.
* Develop, maintain and co-ordinate links with external regulators, government services, Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service and all other emergency CAT 1 and CAT 2 agencies.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Software Engineer – Ada

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + Bens package

Our client are a global leader in the defence & security sector with an opportunity for Software Engineer with strong Ada development skills. Role will be based from Havant offices, Hampshire. Key skills: - Ada 95 - Realtime/ embedded - Full life-cycle

Software Engineer: Ada, real-time/ embedded, design

Our client are a global leader in the defence & security sector with an opportunity for Software Engineer with strong Ada development skills on a permanent basis. Role based from their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

Role will work on Airborne Mission Systems, Tactical Mission Systems and Ground based Training Systems, working on full life-cycle from design & architecture through development & testing.

Role can start on basic clearance but SC level clearance will be required so you must be eligible for UK SC level clearance.

Key skills sought:

  • Ada 95
  • Real-time/ embedded
  • Full life-cycle

Additional skills of interest:

  • Agile
  • UML
  • Machine learning or other artificial intelligence
  • VxWorks
  • C/ C++
  • Java

Senior Software Engineer: Ada, real-time/ embedded, design, SC level Security Cleared

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

Senior Mechanical Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver professional engineering services to Marine Mechanical Equipment and Systems.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Key Responsibilities

The EPG Senior Mechanical Engineer will be required to undertake and in some cases lead others in activities across the breadth of the engineering lifecycle to support in-service Marine Platforms. These may include:

· Problem understanding and root cause analysis, requirements/acceptance development, feasibility studies, concept design and engineering analysis activities.

· Equipment and system design definition to critical design review (CDR) maturity in line with all relevant governance processes and technical/safety/quality requirements.

· Undertake design substantiation via calculation for marine mechanical systems and equipment. This shall include mechanical simulation/analysis in the areas of structures, fluids and heat transfer, incorporating appropriate optimisation and v&v routines.

· The integration, commissioning, test, trial and acceptance of design solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering capability across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs of specific Naval platforms, the EPG team and the customer programme.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


VMware Software Engineer

  • London
  • Contract
  • £42.00 - £47.00 per hour

VMware Software Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a VMware Software Engineer. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with the T26 (Naval Ship) Shared Infrastructure team.

VMware Software Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in New Malden as a VMware Software Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with the T26 (Naval Ship) Shared Infrastructure team.

Key Responsibilities

  • VMware Desktop Mobility expert. Potentially VCAP / VCP certified
  • VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure experience
  • Horizon View / Horizon 7.x + SME
  • vSphere exposure

Key skills & qualifications

  • Likely to have qualifications such as:
  • VCP-DTM / VCP7-DTM / VCP6-DTM
  • VCAP-DTM / VCAP7-DTM / VCAP6-DTM
  • VCDX-DTM / VCDX7-DTM / VCDX6-DTM

MUST HAVE SC CLEARANCE TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ROLE.

What we’re looking for in you

Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Well-developed analytical/ problem solving/ decision making skills.

Strong organisational skills who is adaptable in a fast-paced environment.

Stakeholder management skills.

Location: New Malden, Surrey

Rate: £47.00 per hour

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Principal Welding Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

We are working with a key client in Cumbria who are recruiting for a Principal Welding Engineer on a contract basis.

Job description

  • Provide welding engineering guidance and support to structural and piping areas across the submarines business unit.
  • Undertake Procedure Qualification Record development, testing and formal approval of welding procedure specifications to support process improvements within the production environment.
  • Assist with preparation and transmittal of welding documentation to production areas.
  • Monitor weld quality within structural and piping areas and report findings to line management.
  • Conduct routine process audits within production areas to investigate defect trends and facilitate improvement.
  • Investigate and review emerging process technology and consumables for applicability to submarine construction.
  • Liaise with internal departments (production, QC/QA etc) to ensure welding process control is enforced and maintained.

Qualification / Experience

  • Qualified to BSc/BEng level or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject.
  • European Welding Federation qualification to Engineer level
  • Chartership with The Welding Institute
  • Familiar with national and international codes and specifications relating to welding.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently as required.
  • Able to assimilate and process data from a range of sources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the business.
  • Significant demonstrable working knowledge of the main welding processes typically used for structural and piping applications within a heavy engineering environment.

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.


Senior Risk Controller

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £30.00 - £32.00 per hour

This role is focussed in the Risk & Opportunity Management team.

  • This role is focussed in the Risk & Opportunity Management team, providing dedicated support to Project Managers and SME’s (Engineering and Production Managers) in:
    • Risk Identification – initial Risk Workshops and periodic reviews of the Risk Register
    • Risk Mitigation – identification and management of risk mitigation actions, including tracking of progress / completion
    • Chair Risk Reviews – chair monthly risk & opportunity sessions
    • Updating of Risk and Opportunity Registers
    • Data preparation and reporting
  • Experience in Monte Carlo Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) / Cost Risk Analysis (CRA)
  • Experience / proficient in the interpretation of Schedule Risk Analysis outputs (Tornado graphs, key drivers)
  • Proficient in ARM risk toolset or equivalent

Minimum 3 years experience in the application of the above risk activities

AAP3 is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.