Jan Villaruel

Recruitment Support Consultant

At aap3 my role is to identify high quality candidates for clients fulfilling a variety of roles from Systems Engineers, Developers and high-level Security Cleared Professionals at locations throughout the UK. I work in a small close-knit Account team which has significant experience in Defence and Engineering.

I studied Business with Law at Kingston University London and I enjoy keeping fit, watching basketball and playing video games in my free time!


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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.


IT Systems Architect

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

The IT Systems Architect principal engineer will be able to apply their subject matter expertise and domain experience to good systems engineering practices, to support the Engineering Manager (EM) and Delegated Technical Authority (DTA) in delivering IT systems and products to the submarine build and through-life support programmes. They will provide subject matter expertise and advice to other functional and capability areas to support overall project delivery and performance.

The IT Systems Architect principal engineer will have a good understanding of the principles of the science and technology of computing and will be able to reference the relevant maritime legislation, industry & defence standards. They will have an understanding of the customer and user needs of the product system and how this will influence and impact design activities, technical and operational performance.

The IT Systems Architect principal engineer will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities, identify problem areas and implement recovery plans. This will include the management of any consequent change embodiment activities.

The IT Systems Architect principal engineer will have a working knowledge of theIT marketplace, including products and suppliers and will have an understanding of the direction of potential future technologies.

Responsibilities

  • The IT Systems Architect 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:
  • Captured and agreed technical requirements in accordance with company and programme processes.
  • Compliant technical solutions against contractual requirements and regulations.
  • Design documentation generated, captured, configured and controlled in accordance with company processes.
  • Design change requirements and documentation generated, captured, configured and controlled in accordance with company processes.
  • Engineering LCM adherence for all deliverables, Sub Contract Design Reviews and relevant input to project LCM activities.
  • Engineering Lifecycle Management (LCM) adherence for all deliverables, Sub Contract Design Reviews and relevant input to project LCM activities.
  • Captured and agreed input to appropriate Verification Cross-Reference Index (VCRI), Integration, Test, Evaluation and Acceptance Plans (ITEAP) and Qualification Plans.
  • Specialist advice and contribution to other project documentation, such as Training Needs Analysis (TNA), Technical Publications, and Operating Instructions (list is not exhaustive).

The Individual

  • Professional Registered (CEng or CITP) through a recognised engineering institution such as the BCS or IET.
  • Knowledge of ITsystems in the defence, maritime or closely linked domain and have a comprehensive understanding of how their own systems and activities interact with the overall platform.
  • Knowledge of the complete engineering lifecycle with some experience of operating in a number of phases.
  • Have a strong awareness of Product Safety and SHE.
  • Good communication skills and be able to interact with stakeholders.

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.

Responsibilities

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).

Skills/Qualifications

  • 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.


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.

Responibilities

  • 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

Essential:

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

Desirable:

  • 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.


Apprentice and Skills Development Coach

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £55.00 - £58.00 per hour

Exciting opportunity for a Apprentice and Skills Development Coach to work for a major client in Preston.

As a coach assessor at the Academy for Skills and Knowledge Samlesbury (ASK) the individual must be able to deliver and assess competence against EAL electrical and electronic units, here there will be a requirement to teach electrical and electronic knowledge at level 2 in a workshop environment to a group of learners undertaking an Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard.

Duties will include-

  • Demonstrating design and building of both electrical and electronic circuits, then assessing competence including feedback to individuals during a seven week rolling session of groups.
  • Knowledge units and competence units will be delivered in a blended way during the period, lesson plans and schemes of work to reflect this as timely completion is key.
  • The use of e-portfolio in the form of “Learning assistant” and “Canvas” will be essential.
  • Electronic circuits typically worked are regulated power supply, amplifiers, 555 timer circuits and OP amps.
  • Electrical circuits to include one and two way lighting, motor control (single phase) and alarm circuits.
  • Testing and inspecting along with fault finding in electrical and to include IPA610 soldering as well in electronics.
  • Knowledge will cover all aspects of single phase and three phase as well as AC /DC theory, here we will typically see assignments set and a requirement to mark these as pass, merit and distinction, again in a timely manner.

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


Calibration Engineer

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • Up to £20.00 per hour

This role is to test, repair and calibrate specific measuring equipment in line with policies and procedures traceable to British standards.

Core Duties

  • To test, repair and calibrate specific measuring equipment in line with policies and procedures traceable to British standards.
  • Managing and filing of internal and external certification
  • Producing calibration certificates for all equipment when required
  • Booking of all external calibrations for approved providers across multiple sites
  • Management of the standards tools and equipment and regular maintenance
  • Booking of contractors for onsite calibrations, escorting and reporting for non-portable equipment
  • Certification and identification checks of completed external calibrations through approved provider
  • Weekly Reporting (Calibration Recall / KPI Metrics)
  • Management of the calibration database
  • Stakeholder Engagement (attending weekly meetings / Ops / IWT etc.)
  • Issue and Management of Non Conformances (internal and external)
  • Supplier Engagement (monthly meetings / focal point for supplier email correspondence and calls)
  • Management of welding calibration visits (with approved providers), internal stakeholder engagement and reporting on a weekly basis
  • Management of invoices from approved service providers (verification of activity)
  • Support quality function and programme internal audit schedule
  • Support investigations as per function and programme requirements

Skills/Experience

  • Provide knowledge and support of delivering quality improvement
  • Knowledge of Quality tools and techniques
  • Knowledge, particularly within the areas of mechanical tooling and equipment, quality assurance, product assurance, quality management and third party management
  • Knowledge of management systems, including ISO9001, 17025 testing and calibration laboratories and their application to projects equipment
  • Internal auditor qualified (desirable)

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


Visual Modeller

  • Edinburgh
  • Contract
  • £44.00 - £46.00 per hour

The VoRTEX core software provides the virtual environment, state store and rule set that govern how the user interacts with the platform virtual model. To run with the VoRTEX core, the project is creating the specific behaviour and 3D visual models for the relevant aircraft systems. The role will primarily focus on creating real-time textured 3D objects to be incorporated into a highly detailed aircraft with opening panels and removable parts.

The source data will usually comprise very high polygon count CAD files that need to be optimized then textured. This will mostly be done manually because automated tools usually create unacceptable artefacts. Some objects will be created from photographs and measurements only. Applicants with full-time experience creating 3D assets for games or military simulators will have an advantage. The applicant should provide a portfolio or examples of work.

Skills (essential):

  • 3D Modelling and texturing/shading of real time assets based on real world reference materials;
  • Ensuring that all models produced are optimised for performance, taking into consideration the limitations of the target system;
  • Ability to work in a team setting, working to deadlines and time constraints.

Skills (desirable):

  • Understanding of baking textures, generating specular / normal maps and physically based shading;
  • Pro-actively contributes to improvement of production pipeline;
  • General knowledge of rigging, lighting, animation and rendering techniques;
  • Can develop MEL / Maxscript tools;
  • Traditional art drawing skills;
  • Knowledge and experience of using JIRA for task management.

Tools (essential):

  • 3D Modelling – Autodesk Maya preferred, also 3DS Max (pure CAD software experience is unsuitable);
  • Texturing – Adobe Photoshop CC expertise.

Tools (desirable):

  • Texturing – 3D painting software experience is useful;
  • Game Engine – Unity 3D preferred, also Unreal Engine.

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


Principal Mechanical Engineer

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

Working within the Platform Mechanical Team, on the auxiliary/supporting systems, in one of the Domestics, Survival, Air and Gas, Atmosphere Control, Hydraulics, Cooling or Diesel Generator teams.

The individual

Degree qualified in a relevant engineering discipline, preferably Chartered Engineer.
As a Principal engineer a range of experience is anticipated ideally in system and equipment design, experience in naval ship systems would be an advantage but engineers with experience in nuclear / offshore / oil and gas have previously held relevant experiences.

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


Senior QC Inspector

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £28.00 - £30.00 per hour

A Competent Engineer with responsibilities to undertake Inspections of product during build in accordance with the relevant Inspection and Test plans. Will cross skill within the quality department as required.

Responsibilities

  • To carry out routine work with limited supervision and complex tasks under direct supervision in their related area.
  • To be able to access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures.
  • Liaise/Interface with appropriate areas both Internally & Externally to ensure work schedule and results are communicated to the appropriate areas.
  • Understanding and interpretation of measurement equipment tolerances and highlighting any non-conformances for inspections undertaken.
  • Add value to QA Standard Documentation & Processes by being part of the review team.
  • Report results of Inspections using agreed process.
  • Use of Company Computer Systems Software as appropriate.

The person

  • Ability to use and develop technology applicable to the discipline.
  • O.N.C. or equivalent in related discipline.
  • Skilled in the use of standard Microsoft packages
  • Ideally SC cleared, but if not willing to acheive it.

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


Quantity Surveyor x 2

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £50.00 - £55.00 per annum

The Quantity Surveyor will have responsibility for all commercial aspects of sub-contract management.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure commercial aspects of sub-contract accounts are managed from procurement to interim and final account agreement, in accordance with relevant contract terms and associated pricing option and /or best practice.
  • Provide Programme and Project management team with advice and assistance on all matters relating to Contract Performance and Commercial issues in accordance with relevant contract terms and associated pricing option and /or best practice.
  • Assist the Programme manager with establishing and agreeing the contractual Programme, forecasting and reporting project commercial performance.
  • Assist Programme Managers, as required, securing, materials and Sub-contractors to ensure that contracts are completed on time and within budget
  • Accountable to the Programme Manager for maximisation of the commercial benefit of all subcontracts and effective management of contract changes in accordance with relevant contract terms and associated pricing options and /or best practice.
  • Provide guidance and input into regular progress and contract performance meetings to facilitate agreement of contractual changes and payments whilst ensuring that the contractual timeframes are complied with.
  • Assist Programme Managers with performance evaluation against anticipated performance, and investigate reasons for variances in cost and value;
  • Accountable for reporting over measure or cost adjustments required to accurately represent performance;
  • Assist with early warnings, risk identification, management, mitigation and tracking

Required skills/experience

  • Fully qualified Quantity Surveyor required – experience is essential for this role
  • 5 years + Quantity Surveying experience within a relevant sector in the Construction industry
  • Robust experience of commercial contracts
  • Experience of developing innovative contract solutions to enhance supply-chain delivery
  • Experience in Marine/Oil/Gas/Construction preferable
  • Excellent communications skills and confidence in building relationships with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Adapts well to change
  • Able to work within time-constraints

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