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.  


VMware Software Engineer

  • Surrey
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £47.00 per hour

VMware Software Engineer required to work in the T26 Shared Infrastructure team.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support production of design document for console solutions on new projects (Low Level Design)
  • Bug fixing and problem resolution on existing projects (prior to Factory Acceptance)
  • Resolving problems raised ‘in the field’ across multiple projects
  • Occasional travel to other sites/platform to support issue resolution
  • Liaising with and being able to hold technical conversations with SMEs in other domains (e.g. Networking)
  • Carry out systems testing/supporting the activity

Key attributes/skills required:

  • VMware Desktop Mobility expert. Potentially VCAP / VCP certified
  • VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure experience
  • Horizon View / Horizon 7.x + SME
  • vSphere exposure

Likely to have qualifications such as:

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

Location: New Malden

Rate: £47.00 per hour

PLEASE NOTE – This role is inside of IR35

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


ILS / LSA Engineers – x 3

  • Cornwall
  • Contract
  • £38.00 - £42.00 per annum

Provision of specialist LSA/LSAR expertise and advice in support of the development and maintenance of the ILS dataset that supports the Type 45 Destroyer. Provision of support to the Type 45 COM Managers and Ship's Staff in resolving issues with equipment/systems data.

To manage, control and complete own LSA tasks working within a team of LSA engineers, ensuring that defined objectives are professionally achieved. Key Technical Skills Can demonstrate a clear understanding of ILS principles and how the LSA and the Logistic Support Analysis Record (LSAR) fits into the overall ILS process.

Responsibilites

  • Previous LSA/LSAR experience gained in Def Stan 00-60 Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) environment.
  • Possesses a good knowledge of Initial Provisioning (IP), Maintenance Engineering (ME) and Technical Documentation (TD) disciplines.
  • Understand the requirement to integrate the ILS dataset (IP, TD, ME & LSA).
  • Relevant IT experience, to include LSAR software (EAGLE), MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, MS Excel and the Unit Maintenance Management System (UMMS).
  • Well-developed data-gathering skills utilising Technical Manuals Engineering Drawings and other associated data sources.
  • Ability to evaluate technical options and make timely decisions.
  • In depth knowledge of Type 45 ILS dataset construction and amendment processes.
  • An understanding of the overall Type 45 support solution and company engineering requirements. Professional knowledge of relevant engineering standards and codes of practice.
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the use of Microsoft access. Detailed knowledge and understanding of Visual Basic (VB) language for development and creation of Access Databases.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of Standard Query Language (SQL) to utilize a Relational Database Management System (RDBMS).
  • Oracle database administration.
  • An in-depth understanding of the data constructs to enable data manipulation for making efficient bulk updates to the ILS dataset.
  • Key Leadership/People Mgmt Skills Key Interpersonal/Behavioural Skills Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a style appropriate to the audience to convey facts and ideas clearly, accurately, concisely and persuasively.
  • Highly developed communication skills enabling technical discussion with customers, colleagues and suppliers.
  • Professional integrity and thoroughness.
  • Capable of working unsupervised and to carry out independent research when investigating technical issues.
  • Flexible in response to changes.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and contribute, participate and co-operate with peers and managers.
  • Company/Industry Knowledge Understanding of Type 45 technical documentation, data systems and support solution.
  • Previous experience of working in a LSA/ILS environment, preferably in a defence or related industry Prior use or knowledge of the RN UMMS tool set.
  • Prior use of the Type 45 Windchill applications is desirable.
  • Understanding of the need to capture and maintain data generated for configuration control and audit trial purposes iaw company guidelines.
  • Fully aware and applies relevant engineering governance requirements.
  • Good understanding of engineering best practice. Knowledge of legislative requirements (including safety and environmental regulations).

PLEASE NOTE: These roles have been confirmed as being INSIDE IR35.

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


Principal Combat Systems Engineer x 3

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

The domain specialist 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 combat systems and system products to the submarine build and through-life support programmes. They will provide subject matter expertise and advice to other product, functional and capability areas to support overall project delivery and performance.

The domain specialist principal engineer will have a good understanding of how combat systems operate in a submarine or military environment and will be able to reference the relevant maritime legislation, industry & defence standards. They will have an understanding of the customer and user needs and how this will influence and impact design activities, technical and operational performance.

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

The domain specialist principal engineer will have a working knowledge of the combat system marketplace, including products and suppliers and will have an understanding of the direction of potential future technologies.

Responsibilites

The combat systems 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).

Skills/Experience

  • Knowledge of combat systems in the maritime defence domain and have a comprehensive understanding of how such systems and associated activities interact with the overall platform. Platform and ideally sea experience in an operational, build, trials or in-service support environment in order to have gained an understanding of the operational needs and requirements of a Combat System, and to help be credible with the Customer and User.
  • 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 being INSIDE IR35.

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


Principal IT Systems Infrastructure Engineer

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

The IT Systems Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure 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 Infrastructure 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).

Skills/Qualifications

  • Professional Registered (CEng or CITP) through a recognised engineering institution such as the BCS or IET (or working towards).
  • 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 ability to interact with stakeholders.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirm as being INSIDE IR35.

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


Principal Systems Engineer x 10

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

You will have the opportunity to work on one of a variety of our programmes and projects, helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage and support complex systems and combat sub-systems for in service and future submarines. You will work with other technical specialists and may manage a team of other engineers to understand and influence the inputs, flow of decisions and dependencies that will impact system design and product delivery.

You will be able to understand and report the programme status for engineering activities in your area of responsibility, be able to identify problem areas and implement recovery plans, helping us to support our submarines that play a critical role in our nation’s defence.

Skills/Experience

Essential:

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science).
  • Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Understanding of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations

Desirable:

  • Use of system analysis and design tools such as Enterprise Architect.
  • Experience of working in a customer-facing and/or supplier engagement role.
  • Member of appropriate professional institution; Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership.

We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.

We are looking for motivated people who can take responsibility for their own outputs and be confident working autonomously and in a structured manner. You will be capable of supervising others will have strong written and verbal communication skills.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been confirmed as INSIDE IR35

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


Principal Safety & Environment Engineer x 4

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

As a Principal Safety Engineer you will be carrying out a range of Safety Engineering activities and analyses on all areas of the Submarine Combat System, including Navigation, Command and Control, and Communication systems. This work will contribute to the development and maintenance of Def Stan 00-56 safety cases, to demonstrate that the safety risks of operating the submarine are as low as reasonably practicable

Skills/Experience

  • Developing functional safety justifications for defence systems based on claims, argument and evidence
  • Organising and contributing to Hazard Identification workshops and Safety Committee meetings
  • Carrying out and analysing results of studies such as Failure Mode & Effects Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, to gather evidence to support the safety case
  • Engaging with third parties, such as equipment or system suppliers, to review and gather supporting safety case evidence
  • Production and maintenance of Safety Case documentation (plans, policies and reports) to support project milestones
  • Conducting Risk Management in accordance with Def Stan 00-56
  • Determine and manage stakeholder requirements
  • Establish and maintain internal and external customer relationships
  • Manage customer expectations
  • Resolve customer queries and issues in areas of responsibility
  • Understand customer requirements
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Hazard identification and risk analysis
  • Product safety management system
  • Safety assessment
  • Safety case and safety case report
  • Safety, HF and operability requirements capture and management

PLEASE NOTE: This position has been confirmed as INSIDE IR35

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


Asset Scanning & Survey Technician

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £15.00 - £20.00 per annum

Asset Scanning & Survey Technician Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Asset Scanning & Survey Technician

Key Responsibilities

  1. Organise building and major asset access including access to rarely used spaces – electrical cupboards, attic spaces, basements, storage rooms, fire escapes, hidden areas etc..
  2. Arranging for and meeting security requirements at all survey locations in accordance with policy.
  3. Make a technical criticality assessment of the infrastructure and equipment at each survey location to determine what technical data needs to be captured.
  4. Mark assets which meet test criteria for asset register capture as per guidance document.
  5. Undertake walking pace geo-referenced 3D mobile SLAM LIDAR scanning of specified locations including recording of rating plate detail and spoken techncial condition commentary.

Key skills & qualifications

  • The individual must have a relevant technical experience in one of : Laser scanning / Asset management / Engineering (any discipline) / Surveying (any discipline)
  • Experience of SAP preferably with an Asset Management bias would be advantageous

Skills & Behaviours:

  • The individual must be a confident and competent user of scanning hardware.
  • The individual must be comfortable with making decisions on appropriate data to record where there is uncertain or lacking information in the raw data being processed.
  • The individual must be able to work closely with others to deliver consistency across asset records generated by different individuals.
  • The individual must be capable of acting with integrity to undertake tasks with a consistently high quality with little to no supervision.

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: £20.95 per hour

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

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


Senior Systems Engineer

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

Senior Systems Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Frimley as a Senior Systems Engineer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the development of design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to support project and business milestones, and ensuring that your work meets its contractual, safety and environmental obligations.

Key Responsibilities

Ensuring that technical and performance requirements of the combat systems and products are correctly identified, and working at the relevant point of the engineering lifecycle to ensure that these systems are designed, built, integrated and accepted into service, with the correct level of authority. This will also include working with suppliers and the military users of our equipment.

Providing technical support to shipbuilder installation and/or integration activities (included in-service refitting authorities). You will have or develop an understanding of the customer Operational Defect (OPDEF) and maintenance processes to be able to provide specialist technical advice as required.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)
  • Understanding of the system engineering lifecycle and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Understanding of system design techniques such as Object Oriented Analysis/Design
  • Recognition of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations

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: Frimley

Rate: £45.00 per hour

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

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


Safety and Environmental Engineer

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

Safety and Environmental Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Safety and Environmental Engineer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work with out engineering and defence client.

Key Responsibilities

* To articulate and present complex technical argument clearly, logically and simply

* Provide assurance to the Design Authority as to the adequacy and robustness of the Safety Case and supporting documentation

* To liaise with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported and that their needs are fully considered and incorporated where appropriate and agreed

* To undertake peer reviews or checking / verification tasks as directed

* To contribute to identification and rapid closure of issues emerging and to manage the resulting change embodiment activities

* To provide programme status, identify problem areas and implement agreed recovery plan

Please note – Current expectations are that this team will be working from home over the next 6-12 months. On-site visits may be required occasionally.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Proven experience in delivery of Functional Safety Cases and complex Probabilistic Safety Analysis
  • Understanding/ experience of Programmable Equipment Safety Statements – Essential

  • Experience of working with specifically with Defence Standard 00-055 – Essential
  • Safety Management Systems (SMS)
  • Producing Functional Safety justifications
  • Deriving Safety Function Requirements (SFRs)
  • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA)
  • Event Tree Analysis (ETA)
  • Accident Sequence Modelling (ASM)
  • Experience in using safety standards and guidance: E.g. IEC61508, DO178, DEF-STAN-00-56, ARP-4761

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: Barrow

Rate: £60.00 per hour

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


Accountant

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £30.00 - £32.00 per hour

Reporting to the Finance Manager Cost Base, the role involves the financial management of E&I Tangible and Intangible Assets and supporting the Finance Manager with E&I Cost Base requirements including interfacing with key customers and other functional leads and supporting the E&I roll out of the new Cost Base Dashboard.

Your main responsibilities as a Cost Base and Fixed Asset Accountant will involve:

  • Financial Management of E&I Fixed Asset – Manage the Fixed Asset Register, ensure costs/hours are allocated correctly, forecast spend and depreciation and support the business in new Capital requests. When due, undertake Physical Verification of Assets.
  • On a monthly basis review Cost Base performance of the Engineering and Manufacturing Functions. Produce Monthly Finance Review Packs for both functions, providing commentaries of actuals v budget/forecast and providing analysis and analytics to support improvement of Cost Base performance.
  • Preparing analysis and paperwork for monthly transactions – accruals, pre-payments, invoices.
  • Working with the Engineering and Manufacturing Assistant Accountants to provide robust in year forecasting and preparing the 5 year IBP plan in line with business assumptions.
  • Across E&I, plan and co-ordinate the roll out of the Cost Base Dashboard ensuring all key stakeholders are captured in the plan and trained accordingly. Act as central point of contact for queries and follow on training.

Your skills and qualifications:

  • At least Part Qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Finance Experience
  • Finance Systems Experience

What we’re looking for in you:

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Organisation / planning
  • Team Player
  • Task Orientated

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