Rochelle Robinson

Senior Delivery Consultant

I have worked at aap3 for 2 years as an Account Delivery Consultant consistently placing IT Professionals within the Defence, Aerospace and Engineering sectors. I work on specialist roles with my clients and have built up a reputation for identifying and sourcing niche skill sets. I enjoy collaborating with clients to ensure they have the perfect fit for their large scale projects. Outside of work I enjoy reading, travelling to new places, and baking.  


Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • Negotiable

Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new permanent opportunity based in Gosport as a Project Manager. The role will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the successful delivery of a variety of engineering or manufacturing Projects, as delegated by the Head of Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Planning, maintaining and delivering effective projects, proactively monitoring and actively influencing progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Working throughout the project lifecycle from the pre-initiation stage, through definition and execution to final closure and post project review.
  • Understanding of the bid development process, providing input into pre-qualification questionnaires, Invitation to Tender proposals and production of project implementation schedules, Risk and Opportunity registers and risk mitigation plans.
  • Ensuring effective time, cost and quality controls are in place throughout the project lifespan, focussing inwardly on the consistency of the project and outwardly on its coherence with customer expectation and specified standards.
  • Facilitating and managing the output of individuals assigned to Project Teams.
  • Producing Work Breakdown Structures and ensuring the correct level of resources and skills are identified to support the required project activities.
  • Ensuring stakeholder and communications management plans are in place.
  • Identifying and managing risks and issues which may affect the projects’ successful outcomes.
  • Initiating training, skills development and recruitment requests wherever resource gaps in the project are forecasted or identified.
  • Reporting the progress of projects at determined intervals to the Head of Department.
  • Proactive identification and exploitation of all new business development opportunities.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Sound knowledge of programme and project management methods including any of the following: APM, Prince 2, PMI
  • Knowledge and experience in the techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling projects.
  • Exemplary leadership and management skills with the ability to motivate and empower those to achieve success, preferably to a nationally recognised accreditation level g. CMI, ILM.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills, with the ability to create the full range of project documentation.
  • Microsoft Office Skills (Word, Excel, Projects) with an ability to use bespoke systems and IT packages quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent communications skills with proven experience of engaging and building relationships with a range of stakeholders.
  • Skills in negotiating and conflict management, with the ability to identify and address differences of objective, attitude or perception in order to produce an agreed outcome for all parties.
  • Ability to influence and align others towards the vision of the project.
  • The ability to command respect and create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.
  • An understanding of engineering or manufacturing standards, preferably with marine or defence experience.
  • Proven experience of budget and resource management and control, preferably with a working knowledge of MRP is an advantage
  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills and invest in professional development.
  • Willingness to travel to customer sites, when required.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC level and then DV clearance.

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.

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Marketing Associate

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £20.00 - £26.00 per hour

Marketing Associate Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Marketing Associate. The role will be an initial 10 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for the promotion of products/services and for the UK Maritime Sector, which support key business development campaigns through multiple marketing channels.

Key Responsibilities

  • Working with Business Development teams to deliver creative marketing solutions and marcomms plans for priority business development activities
  • Work closely with the wider team to provide direction and content on all business development activity to promote through external and internal channels in the UK and international export markets
  • Input to the Maritime sector’s presence at key exhibitions, conferences and events around the world in support of business winning campaign, including messaging and narrative, consistency and brand
  • Expand our digital presence and approach
  • Development of creative solutions for customer facing collateral and materials
  • Report success of the marketing and events outputs and events return on objectives

Key skills & qualifications

  • Strong marketing/communications background
  • Digital marketing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with proven ability to effectively engage with a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively across internal boundaries
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate across the business with the ability to break down internal barriers
  • Self-motivated, with a strong drive for successful delivery of objectives

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: £26.25 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

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


Assistant Project Manager

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £45.00 per hour

Assistant Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Assistant Project Manager. The role will be an initial 4 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for all aspects of project management for construction projects, including the deployment of project control and project management techniques.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the management and performance of assigned projects, sub contracts, vendors and/ or accounts and will ensure plans are in place (e.g. Budgets, quality, performance and output plans)
  • To monitor & report progress and feed information as part of the project recording and review process
  • Management of sub contracts, work packages and/ or small projects, ensure delivery of budget, schedule, scope, risk management and quality of the sub contract
  • Issue authorisations for work within the scope of own activity, ie. release of budget such that work can be undertaken and the contract or project delivered
  • Involvement in the creation of Reporting Packs and delivery of Project reports up through the business chain.
  • Ensure compliance with all Project Management tools and techniques, e.g. Life cycle management, risk register, change control, etc.
  • Ensure SHE and Quality Governance and compliance including application of CDMC across all projects
  • Assist with decision making for projects on resourcing strategy, sub contract and supply chain activity.
  • In the absence of the PM, delegated authority to lead in setting and agreeing direction with senior management on behalf of the Project.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Essential – Project Management qualification (preferred APMP, PMP) or able to demonstrate experience of managing projects
  • Desirable – Degree in a building related subject, or equivalent qualification.
  • Essential – A professional qualification in a construction related discipline either as “Member” or “Associate/Incorporated” membership level, with significant relevant post[1]qualification experience.
  • Desirable – a professional qualification in health and safety.
  • Essential – Current CITB CSCS card or be prepared to obtain.
  • Planning and Scheduling: Extensive skill and significant experience of defining the scope of the project and of breaking this into manageable units; work breakdown structures, control accounts and work packages.
  • Risk & Opportunity Management: Extensive skill and significant experience in
  • identifying, assessing, allocating and managing project risks and project opportunities.
  • Performance Management: Familiar with and some practical experience with a structured approach to planning, cost collection and performance measurement.
  • Lifecycle Management Phase Review: Extensive skill and significant experience of the lifecycle gates to assess the health and management maturity of a project.
  • Lifecycle Management Contract Review: Extensive skill and significant experience in periodic business/ project progress reviews within a project lifecycle.
  • Stakeholder Management: Extensive skill and significant experience in identifying, analysing and planning actions to communicate, negotiate, and influence internal/ external stakeholders.

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: £45.00 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

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


Software Project Manager

  • Somerset
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £46.00 per hour

Software Project Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Yeovil as a Software Project Manager. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work on a suite of Software products deployed into UK and international Defence organisations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Project management of development activities within a technical/engineering environment particularly within software (essential).
  • Management and leadership of the project and delivery team
  • Supporting the developing of business cases and bidding documentation
  • Identifying project objectives and outcomes
  • Developing and tracking project plans, budget and schedules
  • Indentify, develop, and manage stakeholder relationships
  • Ensure business, project and quality management processes are effectively applied across projects
  • Identify project quality goals and lifecycle management (Gate) reviews
  • Manage product safety and risk / opportunity assessments
  • Indentify key skills required and developing the project team
  • Mentoring team members, providing guidance and support.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Project management of development activities within a technical/engineering environment particularly within software (essential).
  • Mentoring staff and leading teams
  • Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement Working to quality standards and qualifications
  • AS9100 desirable Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management

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: Yeovil

Rate: £46.01 per hour

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


Senior Electrical Engineer x 2

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • Up to £35.50 per hour

Opportunity for a Senior Electrical Engineer to work on one of the largest engineering projects in the UK on a contract basis in Glasgow.

Provide engineering expertise and undertake a defined list of engineer activities within the Electrical Engineering Team in order to deliver the Engineering Plan. Undertake a defined range of electrical/marine engineering activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements, supplying advice and support to designers, operations and other functions and ensuring defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and service requirements.

Ensure effective application of processes, including supporting the design, modifications and improvements in the following areas, in accordance with relevant standards and best practice:

  • LV Distribution, QPS and Electrical Safety
  • LV Protection Systems and Earthing Systems
  • LV Cabling and Cable routing
  • Converted Supplies
  • Portable Apparatus and Domestic Supplies
  • Aviation Support
  • General and Special Lighting
  • Hull Preservation Systems
  • Degaussing

Responsibilities

  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.
  • Carry out relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Prepare specifications, develop designs in line with specifications and all quality and technical standards, and carry out design appraisals in assigned areas to ensure all standards are maintained.
  • Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Act as the main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.
  • Manage assigned budgets and lead, develop and motivate assigned employees to ensure they are aware of and capable of delivering their accountabilities.
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority.
  • Keep up to date in relevant technical areas, develop skills and capabilities to be able to provide more effective services (seeking and sharing good practice and knowledge to continuously improve practices), and supply technical support and expertise to others as required.
  • Provide help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working and their development.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Possess in depth knowledge of the Electrical discipline
  • Knowledge and experience in use of ship design processes and systems to LCM guidelines
  • Extensive technical knowledge and problem solving in Electrical systems
  • 5 Years’ experience in engineering or a defence or related industry
  • Good working experiences in more than one phase of the LCM, with sufficient experience of the total LCM to enable a good understanding of adjacent phases and through life engineering issues

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.


Principal Electrical Engineer

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £37.00 - £42.00 per hour

Principal Electrical Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Scotstoun as a Principal Electrical Engineer. The role will be an initial XX month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to provide specialist marine engineering expertise to organise and co-ordinate significant aspects of engineering activity within the business to ensure defined objectives are achieved whilst continually maintaining quality and cost.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective application of processes, including supporting the design, modifications and improvements in the following areas, in accordance with relevant standards and best practice:-
    • LV Distribution, QPS and Electrical Safety
    • LV Protection Systems and Earthing Systems
    • LV Cabling and Cable routing
    • Converted Supplies
    • Portable Apparatus and Domestic Supplies
    • Aviation Support
    • General and Special Lighting
    • Hull Preservation Systems
    • Degaussing
  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need.
  • Carry out relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments and develop and prepare solutions, individually or as a member of a project team.
  • Act as main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives.
  • Support the identification of business opportunities and the preparation of bids in area(s) of expertise to facilitate the development of the highest quality bids.
  • Carry out team planning, risk management and ensure quality across all scopes of work.
  • Develop the team through the L&D and performance management process.
  • Carry out technical investigations, and assess/provide recommendations regarding consequences.
  • Make engineering decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority..

Key skills & qualifications

  • Typically degree qualified, likely to be in a technology, engineering or science related discipline.
  • Meet the requirements for registration as Chartered Engineer with the Engineering Council and preferably be a member of a relevant Professional Body.
  • 5 Years’ experience in engineering or a defence related industry.
  • Possesses in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals within current discipline.
  • Recognised and consulted as one of the experts within at least one domain or for possessing deep knowledge of several domains within current discipline.
  • Sufficient breadth of knowledge of warship design.
  • Strong people management skills and leadership experience in a multi-disciplined engineering environment.

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: Scotstoun

Rate: £42.01 per hour (INSIDE OF IR35)

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


Business Change Manager – Obsolescence

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £460.00 per day

Opportunity for a Business Change Manager to help support one of the largest engineering and defence giants in the world with IT Obsolescence.

As a Business Change Manager, you will run the Business Change activities across the IT Obsolescence Programme, reporting to Business Solutions Manager.

IT Obsolescence Programme is a major IT and Business Change Programme impacting across the UK. You will be responsible for incorporating and implementing business change delivery across a number of projects, manage a large stakeholder and business change network and track and report business benefit realisation. The role will have responsibility for ensuring the Business Change is embedded across the BAE Systems Organisation.

Your main responsibilities as a Business Change Manager will involve:

  • Accountable for delivery of the business change management delivery across the programme
  • Ensure business benefits associated with the change are measured and tracked within their project/programme and apply consistent benefit realisation standards Perform an impact assessment of the changes being introduced on the business teams, and coordinate project/programme business readiness activities
  • Lead and support Business Groups in carrying out Impact Assessments
  • Monitor and report the Programme business change performance and ensure business change delivery elements are incorporated into the integrated programme schedule
  • Establish and maintain strong stakeholder (internal and external) relationships maintaining regular dialogue and managing expectations. External stakeholders include IT Directors, Business leaders and end users and Internal includes the EITS SMT and employee base
  • Management and leadership of a virtual business change network including running the programme’s business change forums including senior stakeholders.
  • Responsible for ensuring business stakeholders allocate the relevant resource to the deliver the programme objectives
  • Shape and manage the delivery of the communications plan for the programme
  • Proactively identify the risk arising from the change activities and ensure they are properly managed within the programme context
  • Ensure any change management activities are properly incorporated into any programme LCM activities. Be accountable for managing the Business Change element of the LCM process
  • Accountable for Driving Business Change delivery into the Project Services element of the Programme
  • Accountable for the establishment and business agreement of readiness and acceptance criteria
  • Lead the Business Change Forum consisting of all the UK Businesses and ensure a consistent approach is adopted
  • Support other Business Forums to drive the change agenda, e.g. QBR’s, Business Engagement Board etc.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively lead and deliver Business Change Management tasks of medium to high complexity and provide guidance in those areas
  • Broad understanding of Business Change Management methodologies, toolsets, processes and governance
  • Broad Business Change Management experience demonstrated in a professional role within a business or project
  • Experience in working with, and influencing, senior stakeholders across multiple business functions
  • Ability to deliver business change by working through an extensive virtual network of change agents and project delivery resources
  • Good Knowledge and understanding of both project and the wider business environment
  • Experience of driving business change
  • Develop & implement solutions to problems
  • Identify, adopt and tailor good practice

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Inspirational personality
  • Strong stakeholder management style and able to engage with individuals at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills – written, verbal and presentation
  • Experience in leadership – ability to motivate, empower, delegate, manage & lead teams to deliver required results
  • Understanding of programme governance structures, reporting and measurement methodologies
  • Strong project reporting

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.


Senior Network Engineer – Combat Systems

  • London
  • Contract
  • Up to £50.00 per hour

Exciting opportunity for a Senior Network Engineer to work for an engineering giant in New Malden on a contract basis.

Responsibilities:

Network development including: design, analysis, configuration, testing and fixing issues with the network infrastructure or application components. Your role will be to ensure that communications function across the network architecture and that the network’s performance meets the necessary requirements. You would also provide direction, information, and recommendations regarding network configurations and installations on RN platforms to support the various aspects of overall Combat System integration.

Skills/Experience:

  • Substantial Network Engineering experience with exposure Juniper, Dell Fabric, Cisco routing and switching
  • Substantial Network Engineering experience in network systems/infrastructure design (Visio, Excel, words, Documentation)
  • Experiences to include, Network Management Systems, PRTG.
  • Experience in formal network test design and configuration including, Xena network tool, Wireshark, IP flow, SOIP, USBOIP etc.
  • Good Knowledge of software scripting, (API, Web Service, syslog etc.)
  • Experience in Network security (firewalls and IDS) design and implementation.
  • Experience in WAN design and configuration to include but limited to: All WAN media, Packet shaper, WAN accelerator (Riverbed)
  • Worked in a secure environment with understanding of MOD working practices
  • Good understanding of VMware

Key skills

  • An understanding of how to configure and setup Juniper, Dell and Fortinet Firewalls
  • Experience with configuring and installing client and server network software
  • Knowledge of Local Area Networking (LAN) and/or Wide Area Networking (WAN) technologies
  • An understanding of the technology behind a switched architecture and its workings (DNS, DHCP, Security, IP Switching/Routing, HTTP, VPN, etc.)
  • Current Juniper JNCIA, JNCIS, JNCIP or CCNA/CCNP and/or CCDA certification
  • Experience of working with Switches, Routers, Hubs, Servers, Cables (Cat 5-6), Fibre Optics, Racks LAN, WAN, TCP/IP (Ethernet)
  • Network Management & Monitoring Systems e.g. PRTG and Solarwinds

A good knowledge of all phases of the software lifecycle but with particular experience in Integration & Acceptance and ideally knowledge in one or more of the following:

  • Windows Server 2003 & 2008; SQL experience
  • Other operating systems including VMware ESXi Server 4/5, Linux (SUSE /RedHat).Working knowledge of various VMware tools.
  • Working knowledge of SAN Technologies.

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

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


Principal Safety & Environmental Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • Up to £60.00 per hour

Opportunity for a Principal Safety & Environmental Engineer to work for an engineering giant on a contract basis.

ALTHOUGH BASED OUT OF BARROW, THIS POSITION WILL BE BASED FROM HOME FOR THE FIRST 6 MONTHS WITH OCCASIONAL VISITS TO THE SITE REQUIRED.

Responsibilities

  • To execute, evaluate, deliver and manage complex engineering and/or cross functional tasks or programmes of work recognising stakeholder and customer requirements.
  • Overall purpose of the role is to contribute to the development of a Product Safety Case for a large complex engineering product.
  • The following activities are typical of work that may be carried out with the appropriate level of guidance and support, in full or part dependant on the role:
  • Identify system and functional hazards using techniques such as Hazop, SWIFT, and Functional Hazard Assessments etc
  • Undertake system and functional complex analysis using analysis techniques such as: Fault Tree and Event Tree Analysis and Production of Functional Level safety justifications.
  • Review System Level safety justifications to support the Functional Level safety justification.
  • Providing guidance on all aspects of Product Safety to Engineers within the function.
  • Liaison on all aspects of the Product Safety case with customers and suppliers
  • Attend and contribute to Design Reviews.
  • Developing Safety Functional Requirements (SFRs);
  • Authoring annexes of a safety case.

Skills/Experience

  • Appropriate knowledge of the way in which the product is to be operated
  • Honours Degree or equivalent experience in the appropriate discipline
  • Knowledge of the techniques of Systems Engineering
  • Sufficient experience to be able to identify unusual characteristics and other departures from normal practice that may require deeper investigation.
  • Sufficient knowledge of the range of disciplines involved in the product design to be able to identify the best design compromises.
  • The ability to analyse complex problems and identify the most critical issues.

Essential experience:

  • Experience in a range of safety techniques including:
  • Systems Safety Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Fault Schedules
  • Safety Case development
  • ALARP argument development.
  • SFR development.
  • Experience in a range of safety standards and guidance, typically, E.g. IEC61508, DO178, DEF-STAN-00-56, ARP-4761

Desirable:

  • Experience of weapons system safety

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

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


Integration & Acceptance Test Engineer

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • Up to £44.69 per hour

Exiting new contract opportunity for a Integration & Acceptance Test Engineer to work for a leading defence giant in the North West.

The Integration and Acceptance Engineer will work within the joint integration team within the Air Service contract Delivery team, and will support the UK based equipment and process integration and customer acceptance activities.

UK equipment and process integration and testing will be performed on IT reference rigs that are representative of the provided IT solution installed within the Customer. UK Based integration and acceptance testing will be performed in four phases at various sites.

As the Integration and Acceptance Engineer your key responsibilities will include:

  • Performing UK based integration activities of equipment and processes;
  • Producing and agreeing Customer facing Factory Acceptance Test procedures;
  • Performing Customer FAT events
  • Contributing to Customer TRRs and post FAT reviews
  • Developing system integration skills within AEC Engineers
  • Support Project ELCM reviews.

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Experience in systems engineering practices and procedures.
  • Experience understanding requirements and performing acceptance/integration testing to ensure the product(s) meet those requirements is essential.
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise and work autonomously.
  • Delivery focussed.
  • Good standard of written communication.
  • Familiarity or experience with EW Operational Support methods would be an advantage.
  • Ability to effectively communicate at all levels of the organisation and with the Customer.
  • Understanding of Typhoon support programmes is preferable.
  • Experience in Saudi projects is preferable.
  • Experience working in joint teams

The applicant will ideally be educated to HND level within an engineering subject or with an appropriate engineering background.

Experience of Typhoon support programmes and working with Saudi customers and partners is preferred. Willingness to travel between the UK suppliers and Riyadh, KSA.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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