Nicola Fooks

Recruitment Support Consultant

I have worked at aap3 for 12 years, initially as an IT Account Manager and now as a Recruitment Support Consultant primarily in the Defence & Aerospace arena.

I recruit IT professionals at all levels and I am always interested in speaking to anyone who is looking for a new role for themselves, a new team member or indeed is just keen to get an understanding of the current market.

Outside of work I’m mum to 2 energetic young kiddies who like to take me on crazy long bike rides.


Principal Engineer – Mechanical

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £50 per hour

We are looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer, with industry experience in the design, build and installation of compressed gas and atmospheric management systems and supporting systems and equipment. You will work as part of a team responsible for a number of compressible gas and atmospheric systems plus interfaces to other systems that form part of our complex and World Class product

We are looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer, with industry experience in the design, build and installation of compressed gas and atmospheric management systems and supporting systems and equipment.

You will work as part of a team responsible for a number of compressible gas and atmospheric systems plus interfaces to other systems that form part of our complex and World Class product. The complex nature of the product may see you being involved in a wide range of activities from all stages of design to supporting our customer, suppliers and resolving build or commissioning issues.

Demonstrable experience across the full engineering lifecycle of the development and delivery of relevant compressible gas systems and their supporting equipment.

Experience of compressible gas flow calculations.

System of systems problem solving.

Desirable:

Chartered Engineer

Experience in balancing complex design requirements and managing complex documentation packs.

Experience of working with Oxygen systems.

Experience of using computerised flow modelling software such as Flowmaster.

Awareness of diving air systems.

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


Principal Engineer – Process Development

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £50 per hour

In support to a new development programme perform the following tasks: * To assist/lead in the development, continuous improvement and roll out of processes, procedures and standards ensuring all interfaces with other areas are identified and embedded. * To assist/lead in embedding agreed performance indicators/metrics for monitoring the effectiveness of processes. * To assist/lead in the implementation of agreed plans for the development of processes.

Job Description

In support to a new development programme perform the following tasks:

* To assist/lead in the development, continuous improvement and roll out of processes, procedures and standards ensuring all interfaces with other areas are identified and embedded.
* To assist/lead in embedding agreed performance indicators/metrics for monitoring the effectiveness of processes.
* To assist/lead in the implementation of agreed Plans for the development of processes.
* To generate Compliance cross-reference/process maps which demonstrate how processes comply with requirements.
* To utilise best practice methodologies, process framework models and processes e.g. Systems Engineering methodologies.
* To ensure that processes comply with legal and contractual requirements.
* To carry out internal validation/verification activities to ensure that requirements have been met and the expected outcome is delivered.
* Facilitate process development/mapping activities and workshops.
* To assist/lead in investigation/development activities within own function (e.g. value mapping) to continually improve working practices and procedures.

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


Quality Control Inspector

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £30 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. * 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

Job Description

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.

* 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.

Additional Information

* 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

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


test architect

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £80000.00 - £85000.00 per annum + pension, healthcare

Exciting opportunity for a Test Architect. You will need a broad knowledge of orchestrating systems solutions in a military environment, be someone who thinks of all the possibilities and can be ten steps ahead - considering customer requirements and developing them into system test solutions that acknowledge technical, schedule and cost constraints. Ideally you will have experience of implementing Test Frameworks and Automation tools, model based engineering and be ISTB qualified.

Duties include:

  • Developing advanced technological ideas and guiding their development into a final product.
  • Application of advanced technical principles, techniques, theories and concepts.
  • Review, evaluation and derivation of requirements for testability, develops and directs preparation and execution of comprehensive test plans, procedures and schedules for complete systems and/or subsystems.
  • Act as advisor to management and customers on advanced I&T technical research studies and applications.
  • Serves as organization I&T spokesperson on complex projects and/or programs.
  • Support Business Development and Programme Management during capture & proposal phases.

Provides consultative Technical and Test process oversight to programs.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Scheduler

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £16000 - £22000 per annum + pension, healthcare

Key responsibilities: *Co-ordinate, plan and schedule activity for client resources. *Maintenance of the CRM system to ensure correct activity/project documentation. *Liaising with other internal departments to ensure professional services are delivered on time. *Production of management reports. *Maintain appropriate relations with vendors, service partners and 3rd parties. *Assist in the monitoring, reviewing and development of effective systems, policy and procedure. Specific tasks:

Excellent opportunity for Scheduling Coordinator to join our team in Central Southampton

Key responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate, plan and schedule activity for client resources.
  • Maintenance of the CRM system to ensure correct activity/project documentation.
  • Liaising with other internal departments to ensure professional services are delivered on time.
  • Production of management reports.
  • Maintain appropriate relations with vendors, service partners and 3rd parties.
  • Assist in the monitoring, reviewing and development of effective systems, policy and procedure.

Specific tasks:

  • Ownership of all applicable internal and third-party resource allocation ensuring the most efficient and cost-effective resource is used at all times.
  • Allocation of activities/projects to resources, effectively and accurately communicating relevant information to the team.
  • Work closely with internal departments (i.e. Support Teams, Sales, Order Management, Finance etc.) to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of all Professional Services.
  • Work to minimise time to deliver and revenue backlogs.
  • Provide feedback to Customer, Management and other internal teams (including reporting and updating the CRM system).
  • Proactivity audit the CRM system ensuring data is accurate and present.
  • Coordination of End Point Installations, including liaising with customers via telephone and email, supply and chasing of installation documentation etc.
  • Managing the administration of projects throughout their lifecycle to ensure efficient delivery and revenue recognition.
  • Ensure correct documentation is in place for all activities/projects, following up as required.
  • Schedule site access and site liaison; daily client and team communication.
  • Daily reporting.
  • Attend internal and client meetings.
  • Building relationships with internal and external Project Managers, Team Leaders and Engineers.
  • Maintaining current tracking sheets, Pre-On-site planning, Pricing, installation status, bookings and feedback/closure.
  • Central co-ordination and requesting of documentation – Surveys, RRAs, PSID, site drawings, POs and SOW etc.
  • From time to time will assist or chair site meetings for internal or external projects or tasks and distribute minutes to all project team members
  • Aware of and conform to legal requirements in all activities, both internal and external. Implicit in this is that all Managers and Staff conform to the appropriate standards in terms of Health and Safety, but also to the highest standards of business ethics.
  • To undertake ad-hoc project work as required by the function.
  • To comply with all company policies and procedures prevalent during the course of employment.
  • To operate within the remit of ISO Quality, Security & Environmental standards.

Skills/Experience

  • Coordination experience in a customer facing role is desirable.
  • Self-reliant and highly motivated.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work at a variety of levels and disciplines.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, prioritise work and handle pressure.
  • Ability to develop, monitor and maintain accurate information.
  • Have a helpful, flexible and hardworking approach.
  • Have excellent IT, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Methodical and organised, with good attention to detail.
  • A good team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


Principal Project Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £29 per hour

Job Description The ability to carry out a full range of activities in support of project management, given responsibility for aspects of a project and facilitating the effective delivery of projects/programmes. * Support bid and tendering processes, gathering and compiling data. * Contribute to the development of project definitions. Support the development of project plans.

Job Description
The ability to carry out a full range of activities in support of project management, given responsibility for aspects of a project and facilitating the effective delivery of projects/programmes.
* Support bid and tendering processes, gathering and compiling data.
* Contribute to the development of project definitions. Support the development of project plans.
* Prepare analyses and collate data (including determining the availability of resources) to support the effective development of more detailed plans.
* Gather data, update project plans and generate project progress reports on behalf of the project manager.
* Monitor, within defined frameworks and in assigned areas, activities carried out on projects/programmes to support their effective delivery.
* Maintain project documentation. Identify and expedite actions to respond to issues and deviations from the contract.
* Support the resolution of problems and issues to facilitate development of timely and effective solutions.
* Deputising for the Project Leader as required.
* Assist Control Account Managers in the Project Planning and Control Processes.
* Identify and expedite actions to respond to issues and deviations from project plans.
* Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to meet their requirements, and lead in swift resolution of major issues.
* Support the Risk & opportunity Management processes.
* 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.

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


Test Systems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £45.00 per hour

An experienced test systems design and development engineer with a depth and breadth of manufacturing engineering knowledge. Designs and develops solutions to complex Engineering problems and leads the resolution of issues regarding Test Systems The Test Systems engineer will be part of the Test Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing test equipment solutions across a broad spectrum of projects.

An experienced test systems design and development engineer with a depth and breadth of manufacturing engineering knowledge. Designs and develops solutions to complex Engineering problems and leads the resolution of issues regarding Test Systems

The Test Systems engineer will be part of the Test Systems Engineering team and is responsible for providing test equipment solutions across a broad spectrum of projects. The test engineer in this role will be supporting the provision, manufacture, maintenance, and the documentation, of test solutions.

This role will:

  • Develop and lead in the test solutions for a number of current programmes.
  • Work within budget and time constraints.
  • Oversee and be involved in producing the test solutions and associated software.

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


service desk Technician

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + benefits

The Service Desk engineer will provide a high level of customer service and effective IT assistance across the relevant aspects of our customer's business within support hours. The engineer will be responsible for providing a responsive and professional primary point of contact for resolving customer incidents and requests (in-line with ITIL Best Practice) to a pre-defined SLA. The role will involve remote access to our customers sites with the possibility of site visits depending on experience.

Person Specification
An enthusiastic individual with good communication skills and a high attention to detail, able to work as part of a team as well as managing their own work load and time management. Keen to learn – through on the job training, formal training and personal study.
Essential Skills:
➢ Strong Customer Service Skills
➢ Strong Desktop and general IT Skills
➢ Resilient with the ability to problem solve IT issues
➢ Clear written and verbal skills
➢ Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite
➢ Experience with Windows 7 and 10 desktop supports
➢ Basic TCP/IP networking skills (addressing, name resolution etc.)
Desirable skills
➢ Experience working with Active Directory and MS Exchange
➢ Experience working in cloud-based environments – Office 365, Azure
➢ Experience with Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019.
➢ VoIP experience
➢ Experience in Citrix environments
Personal Attributes:
➢ Warm and professional telephone manner
➢ Ability to work as part of a team
➢ Must have ability to empathise and listen actively to customers IT needs
➢ Excellent Customer Service Skills

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


service desk Technician

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + benefits

The Service Desk engineer will provide a high level of customer service and effective IT assistance across the relevant aspects of our customer's business within support hours. The engineer will be responsible for providing a responsive and professional primary point of contact for resolving customer incidents and requests (in-line with ITIL Best Practice) to a pre-defined SLA. The role will involve remote access to our customers sites with the possibility of site visits depending on experience.

Person Specification
An enthusiastic individual with good communication skills and a high attention to detail, able to work as part of a team as well as managing their own work load and time management. Keen to learn – through on the job training, formal training and personal study.
Essential Skills:
➢ Strong Customer Service Skills
➢ Strong Desktop and general IT Skills
➢ Resilient with the ability to problem solve IT issues
➢ Clear written and verbal skills
➢ Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite
➢ Experience with Windows 7 and 10 desktop supports
➢ Basic TCP/IP networking skills (addressing, name resolution etc.)
Desirable skills
➢ Experience working with Active Directory and MS Exchange
➢ Experience working in cloud-based environments – Office 365, Azure
➢ Experience with Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019.
➢ VoIP experience
➢ Experience in Citrix environments
Personal Attributes:
➢ Warm and professional telephone manner
➢ Ability to work as part of a team
➢ Must have ability to empathise and listen actively to customers IT needs
➢ Excellent Customer Service Skills

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment


service desk Technician

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £21000.00 - £23000.00 per annum + benefits

The Service Desk engineer will provide a high level of customer service and effective IT assistance across the relevant aspects of our customer's business within support hours. The engineer will be responsible for providing a responsive and professional primary point of contact for resolving customer incidents and requests (in-line with ITIL Best Practice) to a pre-defined SLA. The role will involve remote access to our customers sites with the possibility of site visits depending on experience.

Person Specification
An enthusiastic individual with good communication skills and a high attention to detail, able to work as part of a team as well as managing their own work load and time management. Keen to learn – through on the job training, formal training and personal study.
Essential Skills:
➢ Strong Customer Service Skills
➢ Strong Desktop and general IT Skills
➢ Resilient with the ability to problem solve IT issues
➢ Clear written and verbal skills
➢ Experience working with the Microsoft Office Suite
➢ Experience with Windows 7 and 10 desktop supports
➢ Basic TCP/IP networking skills (addressing, name resolution etc.)
Desirable skills
➢ Experience working with Active Directory and MS Exchange
➢ Experience working in cloud-based environments – Office 365, Azure
➢ Experience with Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016 and 2019.
➢ VoIP experience
➢ Experience in Citrix environments
Personal Attributes:
➢ Warm and professional telephone manner
➢ Ability to work as part of a team
➢ Must have ability to empathise and listen actively to customers IT needs
➢ Excellent Customer Service Skills

For more information on both contract and permanent roles via aap3, industry news and updates, check out our brand new website, follow our aap3 Recruitment page on Linkedin and follow us on twitter @aap3recruitment