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!


Cloud Security Consultant/Engineer

  • London
  • Contract
  • Up to £500.00 per day

Exciting opportunity for a Cloud Security Engineer to work for a leading company. the role is initially remote based, but will be based in London once the lockdown restrictions ease.

PLEASE NOTE: This role will be home working until Covid lockdown rules lifted.

The Cloud Security Engineer will lead the PCI/DSS payment project. Using their comprehensive expertise, they will design, implement and support the deployment of the project to support the needs of the customer’s program.

This engineer will provide guidance and hands on experience in areas that can enhance security visibility in the AWS environment.

This role is deemed OUTSIDE of IR35.

Essential Key Skills/requirement

  • Proven AWS experience
  • EKS on EC2 or ElastiCache (Redis) experience.
  • Project ownership & Delivery experience but must be a doer/hands on
  • PCI experience

Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the outstanding tasks
  • Carefully select vendors based on their merits and value for money
  • Submit vendor costs for approval
  • Provide extremely clear and concise instructions or PoCs which allow our Engineering teams to implement security and compliance recommendations

Tasks would include (but are not limited to) –

  • Implement IDS/IPS at the Internet edge of the environment
  • Define mechanism for scanning containers for security issues
  • Document hardening standards for both machines and containers
  • Create an access control policy which governs how access into the CDE is requested and granted
  • Implement internal & external vulnerability scanning at least once every 3 months
  • Plan and implement internal and external penetration tests by an external tester at least once a year
  • Establish a PCI compliant log storage system
  • Implement a SIEM system to analyse logs for suspicious activity and creates alerts
  • Implement FIM across all machines and containers

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


Maintenance Engineer – Re-Linking

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £31.00 per hour

Opportunity for a Maintenance Engineer to work for an engineering giant in Portsmouth on a contract basis.

Skills Required
  • Possesses knowledge of the fundamentals within the maintenance engineering discipline, including industry and MoD maintenance management tools and processes.
  • Good IT skills, particularly use of appropriate MoD IS applications: UMMS, RCM Toolkit, TITANIUM, MS Office, MS Project, and Internet Explorer.
  • Understanding of ship and engineering maintenance / repair planning and delivery skills working under a sustained pressurised environment.
  • Able to contribute to a team based working environment.
  • Typically HND/HNC qualified

Essential

  • Knowledge of UMMS
  • Knowledge of maintenance principles on warships
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings

Desirable

  • Knowledge of RCM and/or FMEA / FMECA principles
  • Knowledge of Product Breakdown Structures
  • Knowledge of LSAR

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

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


Systems Safety Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • Up to £53.00 per hour

Exciting contract opportunity for a Systems Safety Engineer to work for an engineering giant in Surrey.

To support the product safety SME1 Principal Engineer, Product Safety & Environment, DI in carrying out the product safety engineering tasks required to support the design authorities for multiple projects.

Under the direction of the product safety SME the contractor is needed to support the projects’ Technical Authorities in their generation of safety engineering deliverables on some products, and to advise design certification authorisers with independent safety assurance for other products.

Safety engineering deliverables/activities include safety management plans, safety reviews, hazard identification, analysis and hazard log management, safety risk reduction and review of designs, through to verifying safety requirements, constructing safety arguments/safety cases, review, and generating evidence for design certification.

Independent safety assurance for other products includes reviewing/assuring safety arguments/safety cases, hazard log review, assessing evidence for design certification, and advising design certification authorisers with independent safety assurance.

The main sites where the projects may be based are Frimley, Christchurch and Yeovil; some potential travel between these and other UK locations may be required. The individual will be based from home.

The role is technically challenging and the PSE will be expected to be able to work in a team environment but also autonomously. The PSE will be expected to be able to handle context switching, i.e. working effectively on several different projects/bids, some as independent safety engineering assurer, some as safety engineering producer.

Main responsibility areas:

  • Preparing, maintaining and managing the implementation of Project Safety and Environmental Management Plans to ensure that Product Safety is managed in a cost effective manner
  • Hazard identification, analysis, and review
  • Hazard log management
  • Analysis of product safety risk and its mitigation
  • Safety review of designs, and verifying safety requirements
  • Constructing safety arguments/justifications
  • Completing safety checklists and safety statements as required for Design Certification
  • Providing advice and guidance to project teams on product safety issues
  • Supporting bids for product safety issues

Experience required

  • Sound understanding of :

– Safety & Environmental Legislation and Standards
– The requirements of DEF STAN 00-056, including previous issues of 00-56
– The requirements of DEF STAN 00-051

  • A proven track record in the application of hazard identification, analysis and safety risk assessment techniques
  • The safety aspects of legislative compliance with various EU Directives, e.g. LVD, EMC and RED (including DEF STAN 59-411, BS EN 62368-1 etc.) for CE marking and their UK equivalents for UK CA marking
  • Experience of having created and maintained Safety Cases and Safety Arguments / Safety Justifications / Safety Case Reports
  • Experience of reviewing and assuring Safety Cases and Safety Arguments / Safety Justifications / Safety Case Reports
  • Knowledge of UK Military and Export Military environments
  • Experience in the application of military, national and international standards for safety and environmental management
  • Ideally experience of DSA02.DLSR.LSSR and DSA03.DLSR.LSSR (formerly JSP 454)

Personal Attributes

  • Customer focussed
  • Good inter-personal skills and the ability to influence by reasoned argument
  • Ability to challenge constructively
  • Rigorous attention to detail
  • Good Report writing skills

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

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


IM&T Analyst

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £33.00 per hour

We have an opportunity for an IM&T Analyst for be based in Portsmouth on a contract basis working for an engineering market leader.

Responsibilities

  • Conducts analysis on internal IT infrastructure and works with Enterprise Architecture function to make recommendations on required improvements
  • Develops and maintains infrastructure and application models to document current and target architecture states
  • Owns population of Enterprise Architecture repository for required artefacts impacted by the project
  • Conducts analysis of internal IT infrastructure against required contractual commitments
  • Develops a familiarisation of MoD security standards (DEFSTAN etc…) and uses knowledge to help identify areas of non-compliance
  • Works with Enterprise Architecture function to assure internal processes and governance against BAE IM&T Policy
  • Creates and matures current operational documentation and configuration control
  • Provides general delivery support to both Project Management and Architect functions in delivery of project.

The successfull person will be:

  • Is generally working to SFIA level 4.
  • Takes on a lead roll, provide consultancy advice and guidance and manage through to completion any functional projects and activities
  • Demonstrates advanced Problem Analysis/Problem Solving methodologies
  • Benchmarks and review improved ways of working – continually seeking opportunities for Projectivity improvement, quality improvement and cost reduction
  • Applies technical strategies, policies, standards and practices within own area of responsibility
  • Has a leading role; owns specific work areas and coaches and mentors others.
  • Has a detailed understanding of Incident & Problem management and will work on the most complex issues with no need for supervision or support
  • Will lead work groups to resolve issues over a more extended period (weeks/months) and will carry out resource and milestone planning
  • Is responsible for ensuring the Health & Safety of all your employees and that your area operates in accordance with Company Health and Safety Policies and Procedures
  • Budget Responsibilities
  • Has an intermediate level of commercial awareness and budget management capability. May have small budget responsibility as part of wider projects.

Skills / Experience

Knowledge:

  • Awareness of business unit policies and processes.
  • Experience of working in an IT Function.
Skills:

  • A foundation level of experience in delivering objectives in line with some if not all of the Solution Definition Design and Delivery IM&T skill sets.
  • Detailed information on skill set requirements in available on the Information Management and Technology Intranet site.
Qualifications:

  • Be trained at least to ITIL foundation and either appropriate ITIL Intermediate or other appropriate capability training
  • Knowledge of working within a SIAM operating model would be beneficial
  • Relevant vocational qualification or equivalent experience (e.g. HNC / Prince 2 Foundations / Computer Science Degree)
  • Experience of working in a similar role or environment for at least 3 years.

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

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


Systems Analyst – Windows

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

Exciting opportunity for a Systems Analyst to work for a market leading engineering defence giant in Yeovil.

Would you like to work within our Information Management and Technology (IM&T) business working on application support and projects that come to us providing the IT infrastructure & Support for the Company?

As a Systems Analyst, you will be involved in the day to day management and monitoring of services and their supporting infrastructure components. The bespoke individual IT systems are managed using an ITIL Framework and you will be responsible for the maintenance, investigation of arising issues, resolved against the defined Service Level Agreements.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to use your varied technical skill set which will be used to support a large project base as well as the opportunity to develop within the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Analyst will involve:

  • Providing run and maintain activities on an Azure Platform
  • Providing Subject matter expertise for Azure related business needs
  • Providing run and maintain activities on Hyper Converge Infrastructure Platform
  • Providing Support with the IM&T Infrastructure – including Networks, Windows Systems & Applications
  • Developing and Maintaining systems configuration item (CI) baselines in alignment with the Service Management Configuration Management Plan.
  • Technical expertise on IM&T System Administration and supporting application layers
  • Assisting on work within the area of specialism, taking account of interfaces and approved data; Providing analysis and support of problems related to platform and support system issues and generate proposed solutions
  • Supporting the development of processes to ensure discipline technical quality is communicated across all discipline levels of IM&T engineers; ensuring these meet all governance and business requirements;
  • Researching problems and issues, gather information from a range of physical and informational sources, review defects on platform or assembly in order to gain a complete understanding of the problem and all relevant circumstances
  • Engaging with customer representatives and suppliers and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Analyst will involve:

  • Providing run and maintain activities on an Azure Platform
  • Providing Subject matter expertise for Azure related business needs
  • Providing run and maintain activities on Hyper Converge Infrastructure Platform
  • Providing Support with the IM&T Infrastructure – including Networks, Windows Systems & Applications
  • Developing and Maintaining systems configuration item (CI) baselines in alignment with the Service Management Configuration Management Plan.
  • Technical expertise on IM&T System Administration and supporting application layers
  • Assisting on work within the area of specialism, taking account of interfaces and approved data; Providing analysis and support of problems related to platform and support system issues and generate proposed solutions
  • Supporting the development of processes to ensure discipline technical quality is communicated across all discipline levels of IM&T engineers; ensuring these meet all governance and business requirements;
  • Researching problems and issues, gather information from a range of physical and informational sources, review defects on platform or assembly in order to gain a complete understanding of the problem and all relevant circumstances
  • Engaging with customer representatives and suppliers and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Experience and Understanding of ITIL framework
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Azure platform.
  • Knowledge of Hyper Converge Infrastructure maintenance.
  • Excellent knowledge of VMWare technologies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of supporting applications based on Windows infrastructure components, including VMWare
  • Knowledge of Installation and patching of core environments and software solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to engage with Stakeholders at all levels

Desirable:

  • Any experience of the following would be useful; JIRA, Kubernetes, Nagios, Tomcat, Apache

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

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


Principal Product Safety Engineer (Explosion Safety)

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £48.00 - £52.00 per hour

Exciting opportunity for a Principal Product Safety and Environmental Engineer (Explosion Safety) to work for a leading defence and engineering giant in barrow in Furness on a contact basis.

As a Principal Engineer – Explosion Safety, you will be providing support to the Engineering Manager during the development of strategies and risk assessments for submarine facilities and vessels. You will be working within our Control Damage Hazards (CDH) team who work with SHE and fire safety management and you will be primarily focused on DSEAR compliance activities. You will also have the opportunity to work with a wide range of stakeholders across the submarine projects as well as site redevelopment projects.
This role will provide you with the chance to work alongside subject matter experts within an exciting and specialist skills area, whilst working on critical and complex engineering projects. This role will also give you the opportunity to develop processes and policies for the site, and influence change.
Your main responsibilities as a Principal Engineer – Explosion Safety will involve:
  • Undertaking DSEAR assessments
  • Taking a lead role in explosion safety compliance activities across a variety of projects to meet strategic explosion safety objectives
  • Monitoring, recording and reporting against key performance indicators for explosion safety through a variety of key stakeholder groups
  • Developing, producing and maintaining explosion safety process documentation and management strategies for site
  • Producing and reviewing explosion strategies and risk assessments
  • Reviewing and supporting Commissioning Strategies for explosion safety systems
  • Reviewing of engineering documentation (relevant to explosion safety)
  • Providing support to regulatory body site inspections
Skills/Experience
Essential:
  • Experience of working in an explosion safety engineering environment and applying various methods of hazard analysis
  • DSEAR risk assessment experience gained from a high hazard industry and understanding of hazardous area classification
  • Proven track record in implementing business processes to achieve strategic objectives
  • Passion for safety and open to developing new skills and undertaking further training in explosion risk management
Desirable:
  • Degree qualified in STEM discipline
What we’re looking for in you:
  • Good communication skills to effectively liaise with stakeholders
  • Strategic thinking
  • Energy and enthusiasm
PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35

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


Supply Chain Lead (Bids)

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £24.00 - £26.00 per hour

Great opportunity for an experience Supply Chain professional with Bids experience to work for an engineering giant in Portsmouth.

Reporting to the Supply Chain lead, supporting the day to day Supply chain bid activities, following a strategic structured sourcing process, to carry out appropriate sourcing activities to identify Value for Money (VfM) solutions within a business winning Project environment.

Responsibilites

  • Implementing robust supply chains to support delivery of customer bids
  • Define and deliver the Procurement Plan aligned with the overall Bid Project Plan and schedule
  • Ensure the timely preparation of supplier RFQs and quotations in support of the price assembly process
  • Analysing current data to inform the supply chain solution
  • Negotiate supply chain solutions to support Customer tender
  • Work closely with the wider procurement team across BAE Systems Maritime and Maritime Services to ensure that existing supply chain trading relationships and capabilities are leveraged
  • Manage the supplier relationships throughout the bid process
  • Managing and mitigating supply chain risk

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

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


Principal Structural Engineer

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

Exciting opportunity for a Principal Structural Engineer to work for a leading engineering giant in Cumbria.

The role involves working in tandem with the production engineering department (PED) Designers as well as interactions with internal customers such as the jig design team, transport team, heavy lifting teams and site facility teams to complete production related engineering tasks safely and on time.

The department is involved in the largest and most complex transport, lifting and assembly tasks. This involves the engineering and design work required to safely lift, move, assemble and transport structures.

The work involves a wide variety of tasks on a unique site and on unique projects, with opportunity to work with and develop world class manufacturing capabilities.

Responsibilities

  • Completion, checking and approval of calculations in support of production related activities
  • Design compliance with safety related legislation.
  • Design compliance with department design procedures.
  • Design compliance with British, European and other appropriate Engineering Standards.

Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in relevant subject
  • Preferably a chartered engineer

Experience:

Essential:

  • Engineer with a construction, mechanical, marine engineering or Naval Architecture degree (or equivalent).
  • Experience with design substantiation of lifting equipment
  • Experience of design substantiation of steel structures
  • Experience of working with the restrictions imposed by design codes or standards.

Desirable:

  • Chartered Engineer or in final stages of working towards Chartered Engineer status
  • Specific experience with BS EN 1993 and BS EN 1990
  • Specific calculation experience using Abaqus CAE

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

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


Infrastructure Engineer

  • London
  • Permanent
  • £38000 - £40000 per annum

A fantastic opportunity to join aap3 as an Infrastructure Engineer on a Fixed-Term contract of 12 months to work on one of our client sites. Availability must be within 2 weeks of applying or immediate.

Role responsibilities

  • Infrastructure Engineer working for Facebook assisting with vendor launches and network audits.
  • Provide technical expertise for vendors, to launch Facebook cloud solutions
  • Review and assist vendors network/infrastructure designs, firewall rules, security, ISPs, documentation etc.
  • Troubleshooting network/infrastructure issues for vendors globally.
  • Managing documentation, writing process docs, runbooks, workflows and proposals
  • Network auditor for all vendor launches, this involves global travel
  • Info on the Audits and Site Support:
    • Audits
      • Perform on-site audits (up to 2 days) and complete network standards scorecard
      • Complete audit report document and provide to stakeholders
      • Participate in internal audit review meetings and provide technical context and background to the on-site audit and address relevant audit questions
      • Participate in the external audit review meetings to include the Vendor’s audit team, to provide technical context to audit items requiring remediation
      • Respond to audit coordinator requests for updates and provide technical updates, documentation, and results with remediation tasks.
      • Provide updates to relevant Master/Sub tasks following audit, internal and external meetings as necessary.
    • Site Support
      • Respond to network deployment and remediation communication to/from vendors, provide technical validation, and verify requirement status.
      • Manage communication from the vendors, including using Task to track updates and resolution.

The right candidate needs:

  1. Strong Networking experience understanding of routing protocols
  2. Experience in building and deploying network infrastructures including access and distribution layer switching including VLANs. DHCP, DNS a plus
  3. Strong understanding of firewall and general infrastructure security protocols
  4. Strong Network deployment experience including circuit provisioning with redundancy
  5. Good understanding of cloud services, AWS workspace
  6. Zero client build & deployment experience including certificate management

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Product Security Engineer

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

An exciting new Product Security Engineer position to be based in Portsmouth.

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.

Additional Key Accountabilities:

  • Keep up to date in relevant IA standards, process and technologies, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services
  • Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development.
  • Support the IA special interest group by sharing best practise

Major Tasks and Activities:

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

The Individual

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

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