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Systems Engineer – Communications

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Up to £1 per annum

In this customer facing role, you will be an integral member of the team, responsible for the delivery of technical 'systems' support for contracts relating to UHF Fleet SATCOM Maritime and Multi Media (MMM) equipment, installed on Royal Naval/RFA ships, submarines and shore establishments. The System Engineer will have mechanical and electrical skills and be a technical authority / SME (Subject Matter Expert) in their field and provide a high level of technical support.

You will be a part of a highly capable team of field based ‘Systems / Field Service Engineers’ with the responsibility for providing specialist technical support to maritime platforms and defence establishments, within the UK and abroad.


  • Provide off-site engineering support; fault finding and maintaining the equipment in support of the Project Manager to meet the short and long term customer work programmes.
  • Deploy nationally and globally when required, inclusive of Contractors on Deployed Operations areas, in order to fulfil contractual and operational requirements.
  • Contribute, as an active team member, towards ’24/7 Help Desk’ operations, when required. Providing technical support and being prepared at times to fulfil a short notice deployment in support of defect rectification and support for the customer, when required.
  • Liaise and communicate with ‘system’ maintainers.
  • Provide training to ships’ staff and sub-contractors.
  • Test equipment, spares and systems in house.
  • Take responsibility for quality of work carried out and ensure that the Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  • Review, update and improve internal processes and user technical documents and write reports.
  • To carry out and lead system installations on platforms around the UK/World.


  • Experience of working with Maritime communications and Multi Media systems to include basic networking and computer skills.
  • Ideally qualified to HNC / HND in a related discipline or in lieu of academics, or possess considerable equivilant experience.
  • Experience of working with UHF SATCOM systems (Maritime /land/Air) with knowledge of waveforms and systems utilised within the Naval Maritime sphere.
  • Have a good working knowledge of RF theory and application, including the use of equipment involved in problem solving of RF systems. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, Power Meter, TDR, Frequency Counter, Spectrum Analyser, Cable loss measurements.
  • Customer facing, field based ‘technical support’ experience.
  • Proactive mind-set with the ability to deal with competing priorities without compromising quality of work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and the external customer.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC/DV level – Additional restrictions may apply on certain defence programmes.
  • There will be a competitive salary on offer for this position which is based on skills and epxerience.
  • There are additional benefits also included so to find out more please apply.

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VMware Software Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £47.00 per hour

VMware Software Engineer required to work in the T26 Shared Infrastructure team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support production of design document for console solutions on new projects (Low Level Design)
  • Bug fixing and problem resolution on existing projects (prior to Factory Acceptance)
  • Resolving problems raised ‘in the field’ across multiple projects
  • Occasional travel to other sites/platform to support issue resolution
  • Liaising with and being able to hold technical conversations with SMEs in other domains (e.g. Networking)
  • Carry out systems testing/supporting the activity

Key attributes/skills required:

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

Likely to have qualifications such as:


Location: New Malden

Rate: £47.00 per hour

PLEASE NOTE – This role is inside of IR35

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

Asset Administrator

  • Gloucestershire
  • Permanent
  • £30000 - £35000.00 per annum

Opportunity for an Asset Administrator/ Asset Manager with this leading global organization in the defence sector. You will need to hold current SC Clearance for this role

Asset Administrator: asset administration, asset manager, asset management, procurement, SC Cleared, Security Clearance

Opportunity for an Asset Administrator with this leading global organisation in the defence and cyber sector based from their Gloucester office.

For this role you will need to hold current SC Clearance for this role.

Experience in Asset administration/ Asset Management is sought.

In the role you will manage and administer the asset life-cycle for the team from procurement, logging & labeling, assets in/ out right through to disposal.

Key responsibilities

  • Procure items requested within agreed procedure
  • Ensure assets are labelled, stored and managed inline with customer requirements for compliance
  • Verify asses to be procured with Project Manager/ Technical lead
  • From supply chain obtain quotes, place orders and manage goods in, materials and invoicing
  • Itemise and track subsets of assets
  • Identify risks and issues and report to Project Manager

Experience required:

  • Excellent MS Office skills: Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent customer facing and communication skills
  • Thrive in a fast paced environment and able to work independently and prioritise
  • Well motivated, organised and methodical – can do approach
  • Current SC Clearance and eligible for DV clearance and happy to undergo background checks
  • Strong team working skills

Asset Administrator: asset administration, asset manager, asset management, procurement, SC Cleared, Security Clearance

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Oracle Financials Application Analyst

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

Our client are a global organization with an opportunity for an Oracle Financial Application Analyst to join their team. Working from their offices in the Southampton area To be successful in this role you will need experience with Oracle e-Business.

Oracle Financials Applications Analyst: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle ERP, Oracle EBS, R12, finance, financials, Systems Analyst, Functional Analyst, support, implementation

Our client are a global organisation with an opportunity for an Oracle Financial Applications Analyst to join their team. Working from their offices in the Southampton area

To be successful in this role you will need 3-5+ years experience with Oracle e-Business Suite financial modules -R12 ideal. This role will involve both support & configuration of the application.

In the role you will support the organisation with the finance modules of Oracle ERP experience across GL, AR, AP, FA. This will include configuration/ implementation for new functionality, changes & new implementations.

Experience ideally sought across GL, AR, AP, FA, (experience with Tax, Cost & Cash Management, and subledgers ideal).

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Oracle Financials application
  • Work on new implementations and projects
  • Work on system configurations
  • Requirements Analysis & Documentation
  • Work on Oracle set-ups & document
  • Test Script preparation, running tests & report on incidents
  • Work closely with Business Partners/ carry out training sessions
  • Support at Go Live
  • Participate in Srum meetings, report on issues, recommendations & support business on Oracle EBS financial

Oracle Financials Application Analyst: Oracle e-Business Suite, Oracle ERP, Oracle EBS, R12, finance, financials, Systems Analyst, Functional Analyst, support, implementation

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ILS / LSA Engineers – x 3

  • Cornwall
  • Contract
  • £38.00 - £42.00 per annum

Provision of specialist LSA/LSAR expertise and advice in support of the development and maintenance of the ILS dataset that supports the Type 45 Destroyer. Provision of support to the Type 45 COM Managers and Ship's Staff in resolving issues with equipment/systems data.

To manage, control and complete own LSA tasks working within a team of LSA engineers, ensuring that defined objectives are professionally achieved. Key Technical Skills Can demonstrate a clear understanding of ILS principles and how the LSA and the Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) fits into the overall ILS process.


  • Previous LSA/LSAR experience gained in Def Stan 00-60 Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) environment.
  • Possesses a good knowledge of Initial Provisioning (IP), Maintenance Engineering (ME) and Technical Documentation (TD) disciplines.
  • Understand the requirement to integrate the ILS dataset (IP, TD, ME & LSA).
  • Relevant IT experience, to include LSAR software (EAGLE), MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel and the Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS).
  • Well-developed data-gathering skills utilising Technical Manuals Engineering Drawings and other associated data sources.
  • Ability to evaluate technical options and make timely decisions.
  • In depth knowledge of Type 45 ILS dataset construction and amendment processes.
  • An understanding of the overall Type 45 support solution and company engineering requirements. Professional knowledge of relevant engineering standards and codes of practice.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the use of Microsoft access. Detailed knowledge and understanding of Visual Basic (VB) language for development and creation of Access Databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of Standard Query Language (SQL) to utilize a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • Oracle database administration.
  • An in-depth understanding of the data constructs to enable data manipulation for making efficient bulk updates to the ILS dataset.
  • Key Leadership/People Mgmt Skills Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a style appropriate to the audience to convey facts and ideas clearly, accurately, concisely and persuasively.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling technical discussion with customers, colleagues and suppliers.
  • Professional integrity and thoroughness.
  • Capable of working unsupervised and to carry out independent research when investigating technical issues.
  • Flexible in response to changes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute, participate and co-operate with peers and managers.
  • Company/Industry Knowledge Understanding of Type 45 technical documentation, data systems and support solution.
  • Previous experience of working in a LSA/ILS environment, preferably in a defence or related industry Prior use or knowledge of the RN UMMS tool set.
  • Prior use of the Type 45 Windchill applications is desirable.
  • Understanding of the need to capture and maintain data generated for configuration control and audit trial purposes iaw company guidelines.
  • Fully aware and applies relevant engineering governance requirements.
  • Good understanding of engineering best practice. Knowledge of legislative requirements (including safety and environmental regulations).

PLEASE NOTE: These roles have been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35.

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

Manufacturing Engineer x 3

  • Cheshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £18.00 per hour

We are recruiting for multiple Manufacturing Engineers on min 12 month contract basis near Manchester.

The Manufacturing Engineer is responsible for ensuring all manufacturing processes in the Area of Responsibility (AOR) are carried out in a safe manner and process risks are ALARP.

Support Production Readiness Review (PRR), facilitate and maintain manufacturing processes within the process/product design parameters, to ensure manufacturing schedule adherence and ensure interruptions in production are resolved in a safe manner with minimal down time.

Implement and sustain Lean Manufacturing techniques, continually improve processes in AOR to achieve business effectivity goals and support the reduction in cost to quality targets.


  • Assume Process Technical Authority (PTA) responsibility as the Subject Matter Expert (SME) in support of the Basis of Safety and Product Life Cycle Management (LCM)
  • Work with the Product DA/TA to identify problems with product performance; recommend solutions and process improvements.
  • Refine the manufacturing processes to achieve manufacturing goals according to product specification and business priorities.
  • Plan and design methods to improve efficiency and product quality by utilizing Continuous Improvement (CI) tools and working as a member of a cross functional team.
  • Work to improve equipment availability and capability, carry out OEE/OLE and process capability studies.
  • Manage and support capital acquisition, engineering proposals, and provide estimated costs to achieve operational improvements and financial benefits.
  • Liaising with Operations Development and Process Engineers, have an input into PFMEA, produce technical specifications for new/replacement equipment, carry out factory acceptance and installed article tests, and carry out trials and commissioning on process equipment
  • Initiate and manage Engineering Change Control.
  • Liaise with the site Safety/COMAH team to develop and maintaining manufacturing High Hazard Safe Systems of Work, including, DSEAR and Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Train line employees on existing and new processes and methods, carry out competency assessments to ensure line employees are competent and familiar with manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Support the site audit plan by providing SME assistance to aid compliance with 18001, 14001 and 50001.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as INSIDE IR35.

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

Principal Safety & Environment Engineer x 4

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

As a Principal Safety Engineer you will be carrying out a range of Safety Engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the Submarine Combat System, including Navigation, Command and Control, and Communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases, to demonstrate that the safety risks of operating the submarine are as low as reasonably practicable


  • Developing functional safety justifications for defence systems based on claims, argument and evidence
  • Organising and contributing to Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings
  • Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, to gather evidence to support the safety case
  • Engaging with third parties, such as equipment or system suppliers, to review and gather supporting safety case evidence
  • Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones
  • Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56
  • Determine and manage stakeholder requirements
  • Establish and maintain internal and external customer relationships
  • Manage customer expectations
  • Resolve customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility
  • Understand customer requirements
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Product safety management system
  • Safety assessment
  • Safety case and safety case report
  • Safety, HF and operability requirements capture and management

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as INSIDE IR35

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

Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £43.00 - £46.00 per hour

To execute, evaluate, deliver and manage complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work recognising stakeholder and customer requirements. Also to identify and implement opportunities for personal and team development to ensure that professional capability of the business and individual are maintained and improved.

As a Principal Electrical Engineer, you will be working within the Equipment Integration team. You will be responsible for the acceptance and verification of functional and non-functional requirements of cabinets containing multiple pieces of equipment that deliver various functionality of the submarine combat system. You will be reviewing acceptance evidence provided by other engineering teams to certify the product itself and to demonstrate the cabinet is suitable to be integrated onto the platform.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved with a variety of equipment whilst working on a complex and exciting defence programme of national importance. You will also have the chance to bring innovation to help improve the way acceptance activities are delivered on future programmes.


  • Managing the requirements flow for equipment for both internal and external suppliers
  • Liaising with equipment suppliers in order to perform qualification, test, and requirements management aspects of integration.
  • Production of reports, technical specifications and statement of requirements documents and overseeing contractors carrying out cable harness design activities
  • Supporting the technical authority in this area to provide certification for electrical safety and electrical compliance
  • Supporting and reviewing EMC qualification with the potential to help develop strategies and solutions for improved EMC performance.
  • Conducting acceptance activities for products submitted by internal sub‑system teams and supplier organisations which includes reviewing product level documentation, assessing this information in the context of the integrated cabinets and helping form the case for overall system compliance.
  • Mentoring and assisting junior members of the team in the execution of their duties

The Individual


  • Degree or equivalent in Electrical discipline
  • Electrical systems/equipment experience
  • Familiar with electrical engineering terminology


  • Knowledge of EMC/ power distribution/ cabling design
  • Experience of liaising with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience in techniques for progressive acceptance for EMC.
  • Full engineering lifecycle experience from requirements through to delivery and acceptance
  • Experience of integrating products on to defence platform

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35

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

Principal Systems Engineer x 10

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £55.00 - £60.00 per hour

You will have the opportunity to work on one of a variety of our programmes and projects, helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines. You will work with other technical specialists and may manage a team of other engineers to understand and influence the inputs, flow of decisions and dependencies that will impact system design and product delivery.

You will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities in your area of responsibility, be able to identify problem areas and implement recovery plans, helping us to support our submarines that play a critical role in our nation’s defence.



  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).
  • Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations


  • Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect.
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role.
  • Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.

We are looking for motivated people who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner. You will be capable of supervising others will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as INSIDE IR35

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

Principal Product Security Engineer x 3

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

The PSA Principal Engineer will be a focal point for security and information risk matters within the Product Security Engineering (PSyE) team and will be able to apply their deep level of subject matter expertise and experience to ensure that submarine systems and products are delivered and can be managed and supported through-life.

They will be able to support the appropriate authorities/management to ensure the delivered solutions meetthe specified contractual and regulatory requirements and can be operated securely, correctly and safely. They will provide subject matter expertise and advice to other functional and capability areas to support overall project delivery and performance.

The PSA Principal Engineer will have a good understanding of the applicable regulations, standards, policies and guidance on information risk management, to be able to identify, analyse and evaluate information risks. They will be able to speak knowledgably and credibly with customer, user and internal stakeholders to explain the causes of information risks, their likelihood and potential operational and business impacts. They will be able to document and present risk management options to the business and participate in discussions.

The PSA Principal Engineer will have a working knowledge of the cyber security and information assurance marketplace, including products, suppliers and key threats, and will also have an understanding of the direction of potential future technologies.


The PSA Principal Engineer will be responsible for, or provide input to the following typical key deliverables, dependent on the role and the place the project is in the engineering lifecycle:

  • Risk Management Accreditation Document Set (RMADS).
  • Security Strategy and other accreditation documentation
  • Captured and agreed technical requirements in accordance with company and programme processes.
  • Compliant technical solutions against contractual requirements and regulations.
  • Technical input and appropriate consideration of product security activities and issues for LCM deliverables and Design Reviews, including Sub-Contract Design Reviews.
  • Captured and agreed input to appropriate Verification and Qualification Plans.
  • Specialist advice and contribution to other project documentation, such as Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Technical Publications, Cyber Incident Plans and Operating Instructions (list is not exhaustive).


  • Degree (or equivalent experience) in a relevant STEM subject or Information Security related.
  • Holds NCSC CCP SIRA status (or able to achieve)
  • Good understanding of information security principles and is able to advise on the potential impact to Product Systems.
  • Experience of Product Security Engineering activities in the defence, maritime or closely linked domain.
  • Knowledge of security related activities required to support the engineering lifecycle with experience of operating in the phase relevant to the role.
  • Proven experience of assessing and managing information risk in line with industry good practice.
  • Experience of assessing and advising on controls to support Product Safety.
  • Proven experience of applying Product Security/Information Security concepts to applicable technologies within the environment (or similar).
  • Supports and contributes to information security professional bodies and industry forums.
  • Can demonstrate experience of mentoring and/or providing support to others.
  • Is a member of a professional institute
  • Can demonstrate continuous improvement, professional development and awareness of current industry good practice.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35.

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