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Electronic Design Test Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Exciting opportunity to work as an Electronic Design Test Engineer on a permanent basis for a leading client near Portsmouth.

This is a key role in design with responsibility for the delivery of innovative and cost effective design and test solutions, on time and on budget, which meet or exceed customer requirements.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish/negotiate and fully document clear technical requirements through liaison with internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively participate in the planning and resource estimation of design and testing activities for new projects
  • Identify from the pre-bid stage, a clear plan for compliance with every aspect of customer requirements, capturing associated costs and timescales
  • Liaise throughout the project with customers and suppliers as required
  • Proactively alert peers, and management of any project risks and potential mitigation actions
  • Create design concepts, schematics and associated specifications, review packs and validation strategies
  • Ensure all design changes are fully documented, approved, correctly released and appropriately stored/archived
  • Conduct peer reviews and support formal design reviews
  • Carry out electronics cooling simulation modelling (training provided where necessary)
  • Participate in DFMEA design failure mode effects & analysis reviews
  • Work closely with production engineers to ensure design is optimised for manufacture
  • Ensure that all design work is cost optimised in accordance with product bom cost targets and development labour budget
  • Identify all product testing requirements needed throughout development and in manufacturing
  • Identify most cost effective hardware equipment to support tight specification and accuracy levels and help develop software solutions for testing. This also includes creating cost justifications for any capital investment
  • Develop detailed validation testing procedures ensuring that all customer requirements are fully met with evidence
  • Prepare test specifications for any sub contract testing; clearly articulate options and recommendations
  • Work closely with other designers and manufacturing leads to identify test solutions that provide optimal coverage in minimal cycle times at the lowest possible cost
  • Responsible for ordering all parts with purchasing and conducting the assembly and validation of all test equipment solutions.
  • Carry out verification and validation testing, and support factory acceptance testing
  • Identify and implement opportunities to improve design process robustness/efficiency
  • Be on hand in Production during prototype builds to ensure that any build or testing issues are swiftly resolved
  • Proactively alert management of any potential cost/time savings (or overruns) that may impact project margin. Ensure lessons learned are captured and applied

Skills/Experience:

  • Electronics related degree/HND – significant demonstrable experience may be considered in lieu
  • Proficient in the design of innovative, high-reliability, power-efficient electronic circuits for use in demanding environments
  • In depth understanding of the principles of designing for success in EMC testing
  • Experience of working with various micro controllers and micro code
  • Experience of designing circuits with JTAG interfaces
  • Experience of electronics packaging design
  • Able to identify and assess power/battery solutions for demanding environments
  • Able to estimate work effort with reasonable accuracy, and finish on time without close supervision
  • Pro-active problem solver and out-of-box thinker
  • Attention to detail and a ‘right first time’ approach
  • Carry out any other duties that might reasonably be requestedWillingness and desire to acquire new skills and invest in professional self-development
  • Excellent communications skills with proven ability to engage and build strong working relationships in a team environment

Any of the following would be deemed as highly desirable:

  • Experience of electronics cooling simulation software
  • Knowledge/experience of designing Intrinsically Safe circuits
  • Knowledge or experience of LabView
  • Practical exposure to software programming
  • Experience of working with C++ and C for microcontrollers
  • Knowledge or proven ability to interpret defence standards
  • Experience in a fast-paced Aerospace or Defence Quality manufacturing environment

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Salary is negotiable and very competivie, so please speak to the recruiter once you have applied to ensure it aligns with your expecations.
  • All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level

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Systems Integration & Test Engineer – Maritime

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £60 - £75 per hour

6 month initial contract opportunity for an experienced Systems Integration & Test Engineer working on radar/ sonar integration in the Defence Maritime Sector. Role is inside IR35. Must hold/ be eligible for SC Clearance. Can start on Basic clearance

Systems Integration & Test Engineer: Systems integration, test, testing, tester, radar, sonar, software, Defence, Maritime, Aerospace, Naval

6 month initial contract opportunity for an experienced Systems Integration & Test Engineer working on radar/ sonar integration in the Defence/ Maritime Sector. The role will be based in the Portsmouth area, Hampshire with limited remote working.

Role is inside IR35.

Must hold/ be eligible for SC Clearance. Can start on Basic clearance

In this role you will work on the integration of radar/ Sonar systems into a Maritime system environment integrating systems from different suppliers.

Key experience required:

  • Proven and experienced background within systems integration
  • Ability to pick things up quickly and lead
  • Ideally have experience within Maritime – Radar/ Sonar
  • Experience in the Defence/ Naval/ Military/ Areopsace sector
  • Role will be based in Portsmouth area, Hampshire with limited remote work by nature
  • Some local travel within 30 mins required to client site/ test houses

Systems Integration & Test Engineer: Systems integration, test, testing, tester, radar, sonar, software, Defence, Maritime, Aerospace, Naval

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


VMware Software Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £43.00 - £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:

  • VCP-DTM / VCP7-DTM / VCP6-DTM
  • VCAP-DTM / VCAP7-DTM / VCAP6-DTM
  • VCDX-DTM / VCDX7-DTM / VCDX6-DTM

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.


Product Security Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £57.00 - £61.00 per hour

Job Description Purpose of role: To ensure Information Assurance and Security across multiple programmes across the Maritime Sector. This will include, liaising with projects, system accreditors, producing IA documentation such as RMADS, providing advice and guidance to shape the technical solution and ensuring projects have common security processes in place.

This role is CONFIRMED to be inside IR35

Responsibilities:

  • Major Tasks and Activities:
  1. Manage the Accreditation of a number of Maritime programmes at varying points in the lifecycle.
    1. Liaise with the system accreditor(s) to manage expectations and ensure that IA requirements are met and risk is reduced to acceptable level.
    2. Determine the IA Strategy for each project including how requirements will be flowed down to suppliers
    3. Influence and shape the technical design for each product to build security into the design from the beginning.
    4. Ensure project security is in place including arrangement between suppliers and partners and for reference rigs.
    5. Support functional IA activities.

Key Outputs/Deliverables: Business Unit

    • Producing and collecting Accreditation Documentation
    • Inputting sections of the Bid Proposal Document
    • Contribution to the wider IA Special Interest Group

The Individual:

Key Technical Skills

  • Solid engineering experience and background
  • Flexible to new challenges and skills
  • Attention to detail and able to identify priority areas of focus.

Company/Industry Knowledge:

  • Experience of or working in information assurance (particularly if working with UK/NATO/International standards) would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working within a large engineering programme would be an advantage.

Qualifications:

  • CCP qualifications or experience of competencies of practitioner level in ‘Security & Information Risk Advisor’ and/or Senior IA Architect role would be an advantage.
  • Must have completed an IAS1&2 Training Course

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Windows Server Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits package

Opportunity for a Windows Server Engineer to join this global organisation with EMEA headquarters in Southampton. In this role you will manage their EMEA Server environment.

Windows Server Engineer: 3rd line, Windows, Server, Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, Storage, Infrastructure

Opportunity for a 3rd line Windows Server Engineer to join this global organization with EMEA headquarters in Southampton.

In this role you will be a key part of the team managing and supporting their EMEA Server environment. The role will involve BAU support as well as projects.

Home working flexibility in conjunction with time in the office is offered.

Key skills and experience sought for Windows Server Engineer:

  • Proven experience installing, managing and supporting Windows Server environments
  • Support of email and messaging systems
  • Experience with VMWare environments and Citrix ideal
  • Storage experience of interest
  • Project management skills to manage install upgrades and projects ideal
  • Troubleshoot Infrastructure incidents and service requests
  • Systems upgrades and patching
  • 24/7 support (on a call rota basis and emergencies only – typically around 1-2 calls per week)
  • Experience with on prem environment
  • First class team working and interpersonal skills

Excellent opportunity with a good company for a 3rd line Windows Server Engineer seeking their next opportunity.

Windows Server Engineer: 3rd line, Windows, Server, Active Directory, Exchange, VMWare, Storage, Infrastructure

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Product Security Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £57.00 - £61.00 per hour

Job Description Purpose of role: To ensure Information Assurance and Security across multiple programmes across the Maritime Sector. This will include, liaising with projects, system accreditors, producing IA documentation such as RMADS, providing advice and guidance to shape the technical solution and ensuring projects have common security processes in place.

Responsibilities:

  • Major Tasks and Activities:
  1. Manage the Accreditation of a number of Maritime programmes at varying points in the lifecycle.
    1. Liaise with the system accreditor(s) to manage expectations and ensure that IA requirements are met and risk is reduced to acceptable level.
    2. Determine the IA Strategy for each project including how requirements will be flowed down to suppliers
    3. Influence and shape the technical design for each product to build security into the design from the beginning.
    4. Ensure project security is in place including arrangement between suppliers and partners and for reference rigs.
    5. Support functional IA activities.

Key Outputs/Deliverables: Business Unit

    • Producing and collecting Accreditation Documentation
    • Inputting sections of the Bid Proposal Document
    • Contribution to the wider IA Special Interest Group

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Senior Commercial Officer

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

Senior Commercial Officer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Commercial Officer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of line management within a defined business unit or functional areas.

Senior Commercial Officer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Commercial Officer.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide commercial services and support to meet the operational needs of line management within a defined business unit or functional areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Management and administration of bids and contracts into the UK Ministry of Defence and internal customers
  • Supporting the Senior Commercial Manager by taking responsibility for the preparation of quotations and proposals
  • Developing and managing the commercial relationship with the customer on all support aspects of the T26 project (Note: Customers and partners are internal and external)
  • Active participation in the Business Winning Capture Team, including contributing to the development of commercial proposals for potential business, including Contract Changes and the commercial review of the full suite of proposal documents
  • Support to Supply Chain in the preparation of sub-contract terms and conditions as required
  • Negotiation of proposals with potential customers and ensuring that this results in acceptable business agreements and contracts
  • Generation of suitable NDA and teaming agreements in accordance with policy
  • Working with the internal legal team and external legal advisors as required to ensure all contracts have the necessary legal input/governance
  • Ability to follow up activities to ensure inputs from others are received and progressed to conclusion
  • High degree of customer focus
  • Commitment to meet deadlines and targets
  • Responsive to the needs and wants of the customer by understanding their requirements, through researched understanding, open discussion and candid clarification questions
  • Ability to work unsupervised and provide solutions for management consideration
  • Provide advice on commercial policy to Line/PM and non Commercial staff making the case for the added value of these processes.
  • Support and develop junior members of the team

Key skills & qualifications

  • Qualified to Degree standard or equivalent
  • Has practical and relevant comprehensive work experience
  • Good and broad professional knowledge of Commercial principles, techniques and practices and understands how Commercial roles fit in the organisation as a whole
  • Works on own initative with responsibility for delivery
  • Works as part of Commerical team
  • Works with limited supervision, helps define own objectives
  • Has developed a general Commercial knowledge
  • Has developed a basic level of business acumen in terms of wider business

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: Portsmouth

Rate: £35.44 per hour – Inside of IR35

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


Estimator

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

aap3 Recruitment are working exclusively with an Engineering client near Portsmouth who are recruiting for an Estimator on a permanent basis.

aap3 Recruitment are working exclusively with an Manufacturing and Engineering client near Portsmouth who are recruiting for an Estimator on a permanent basis who has a background and proven record of accomplishment in electronic and electro-mechanical manufacture.

This position will give the successfull Estimator resonsibility for the co-ordination, reporting and preparation of accurate cost estimates.

Role responsibilities will be as follows:

  • Ensuring the accurate completion of the estimating process, including liaison with internal and external stakeholders, to ensure the timely submission of quotes to customers.
  • Maintaining the Enquiry Bid register and providing regular updates, progress and status of all estimates and quotations.
  • Preparing and Developing cost estimates:
    • Review technical data pack to assess requirements, capabilities and identify all processes required to manufacture.
    • Create and maintain structured bill of material from customer data or drawings.
    • Work in conjunction with the Purchasing Department to produce material estimates
    • Work in conjunction with the Engineering Department to establish drawing pack suitability.
    • Prepare estimate labour data using standard model and adjust based on manufacturing characteristics.
    • Liaise with Operations to ensure preparation of engineering NRE hours, tooling, capital, facilities and consumable estimates are included where appropriate.
  • Liaison with internal stakeholders such as engineering, operations, quality, procurement and programme management functions for preparation of estimates.
  • Develop, analyse and improve base manufacturing data including estimating model, manufacturing and support synthetics, standard hours, basis of estimates, etc.

Required skills & experience:

  • Proven experience in estimating within the electronics manufacturing industry
  • Good attention to detail; maintaining our high standards for delivery, quality and accuracy
  • Knowledge of Surface-Mount-Technology (SMT), auto and manual circuit card processes, cable and harness assembly, fabrication and electro mechanical assembly
  • Ability to interpret mechanical and electrical engineering drawings.
  • Good financial acumen and understanding of manufacturing cost drivers
  • You will ideally have previous experience within the military, defence, aerospace or automotive electronics manufacturing industry.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Please Note

  • The successful candidate must be able to achieve full UK Security Clearance, so you must have a valid British Passport and lived in the UK for a minimum 5 years.
  • Salary will be dependant on your skills and experience, so please discuss this with us once you have applied to ensure it works for you before we submit your details to the client.

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Senior Systems Engineer

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £44.00 per hour

Senior Systems Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Warton as a Senior Systems Engineer. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work across the Electronic Warfare elements of the support solution for the European Common Radar Solutions.

Senior Systems Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Warton as a Senior Systems Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work across the Electronic Warfare elements of the support solution for the European Common Radar Solutions.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting supplier and customer workshops
  • Requirements capture
  • Scoping EW mission data requirements for rig and flight test activities
  • Supporting the Radar EDR in the definition of the ECRS Mk2 ICD
  • Supporting the definition of the Test and Qualification Strategy for ECRS
  • Supporting the ECRS EW Lead and ECRS Air Service Lead in the review of Avionics and Air Service ECRS documentation
  • Participate in supplier workshops to define and develop Electronic Warfare (EW) product route maps to support ECRS
  • Define the system level requirements with the customer and then expand these to include the derived requirements
  • Work with suppliers to formalise these requirements
  • Collaborate with the wider EW capability to develop a System Architecture to support ECRS
  • Scope EW mission data requirements for rig and flight test activities
  • Support the Radar EDR in the definition of the ECRS Mk2 Data ICD
  • Support the definition of the Test and Qualification Strategy for ECRS
  • Support the review of Avionics and Air Service ECRS documentation

Key skills & qualifications

  • Essential – Degree educated in a science/engineering discipline or HND/HNC with sound experience of the Engineering Lifecycle
  • Essential – Competent in the use of Microsoft Office Products (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
  • Desirable – Familiar with Electronic Warfare and its products
  • Desirable – Knowledge of the RADAR and DA sub systems

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: Warton

Rate: £44.69 per hour – INSIDE OF IR35

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


Supply Chain Practitioner

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £24.00 - £28.00 per hour

Opportunity for multiple Supply Chain Security Specialists to be based in Glasgow on contract basis.

Supply Chain Practioner

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstounas a Supply Chain Practioner.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to engage in the business supplier lifecycle, undertaking business analysis, audit and assurance and compliance enforcement.

Responsibilites

  • Audit and assurance activities to enforce security compliance
  • Monitoring of information security controls against policy
  • Investigating contraventions of information security policies, providing recommendations on resolution and future preventative and improvement actions
  • Consulting with major programmes and IT projects to ensure they comply with information security policies
  • Providing information security advice and guidance to colleagues and partners
  • Communicating information security aspects to the business, partners and suppliers, and supporting provision of security advice at all levels of the enterprise
  • Developing and maintaining appropriate Information Security Processes

Skills/Experience

  • Awareness of Information Security
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to adapt these skills to different circumstances and to be able to apply these skills across of levels
  • Audit or assurance experience

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: Glasgow

Rate: £28.62 per hour

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed and being INSIDE IR35

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