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Java Script & React Developer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £44.00 - £49.00 per hour

Java Script & React Developer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Broad Oak as a Java Script & React Developer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with knowledge of modern software development including patterns and practices. They will need experience in behaviour driven development or other agile methodologies, understand continuous delivery and integration principles and test automation.

Java Script & React Developer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Broad Oak as a Java Script & React Developer.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with knowledge of modern software development including patterns and practices. They will need experience in behaviour driven development or other agile methodologies, understand continuous delivery and integration principles and test automation.

Key Responsibilities

  • The specification and design of software to meet defined requirements by following agreed design standards and principles.
  • The definition of software, components, interfaces and related characteristics.
  • The identification of concepts and patterns and the translation into a design which provides a basis for software construction and verification.
  • The evaluation of alternative solutions and trade-offs.
  • The facilitation of design decisions within the constraints of systems designs, design standards, quality, feasibility, extensibility and maintainability.
  • The development and iteration of prototypes/simulations to enable informed decision-making.
  • The adoption and adaptation of software design models, tools and techniques based on the context of the work and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • The planning, designing, creation, amending, verification, testing and documentation of new and amended software components in order to deliver agreed value to stakeholders.
  • The identification, creation and application of agreed software development and security standards and processes.
  • Adopting and adapting software development lifecycle models based on the context of the work and selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • The planning, implementation and control of activities to integrate/build components, subsystems and interfaces to create operational systems, products or services for delivery to customers, or for internal or interim purposes such as testing.
  • The development of organisational capabilities for systems integration and build including automation and continuous integration.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Selects, adopts and adapts appropriate software design methods, tools and techniques; selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Specifies and designs large or complex software components. Undertakes impact analysis on major design options, makes recommendations and assesses and manages associated risks.
  • Specifies prototypes/simulations to enable informed decision making. Evaluates the quality of others’ systems designs to ensure adherence to standards and identifies corrective action, if needed.
  • Ensures that the system design balances functional, quality, security and systems management requirements.
  • Contributes to development of organisational software design and architecture policies and standards.
  • Takes technical responsibility across all stages and iterations of software development.
  • Plans and drives software construction activities.
  • Adopts and adapts appropriate software development methods, tools and techniques selecting appropriately from predictive (plan-driven) approaches or adaptive (iterative/agile) approaches.
  • Measures and monitors applications of project/team standards for software construction including software security.
  • Contributes to the development of organisational policies, standards, and guidelines for software development.

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.

BPSS clearance required but may need SC in future

Location: Broad Oak

Rate: £48.58 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

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


Transversal Requirement Co-ordinator

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £51.00 - £56.00 per hour

Transversal Requirement Co-ordinator Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Transversal Requirement Co-ordinator. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to supply support to the system owners in steering them towards credible system design solutions which meet or perform in the spirit of the General Technical Requirements owned by Naval Architecture.

Transversal Requirement Co-ordinator

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Barrow as a Transversal Requirement Co-ordinator.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to supply support to the system owners in steering them towards credible system design solutions which meet or perform in the spirit of the General Technical Requirements owned by Naval Architecture.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage Monthly meetings to review progress and resolve issues, this provides direction and the vision for the team
  • Weekly management – pushing through work
  • Maintain Plan updates this is to align with the ever changing D5 Schedule
  • Oversee the complete production and delivery of the Transversal Qualification, Plan And Report (TQPAR) documentations in support of each system
  • Manage changing priorities
  • Manage and conduct the TC review cycle for each system to the Approved status
  • Updates for each revision
  • Manage the impact of VOIDs/outliers in relation to how they affect the ability for Naval Architecture to deliver
  • Manage the booking codes for the ICS and the general transversal work feeding this information up through the management chain as necessary

Key skills & qualifications

  • Progress with the MoD requests to get TQPARs to Blue (Qualification)
  • Manage and maintain the Naval Architecture Whole Boat Qualification Plan And Report (NA WBQPAR), ensure all Naval Architecture owned requirements are updated and milestones against this document are met
  • Complete Integrated Combat Systems (ICS) 14 TQPAR plan
  • Increase involvement in the SSNR programme for the Naval Architecture Transversals supporting the development of an end to end process

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: £55.84 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

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


Service Design Manager

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £350.00 - £355.00 per hour

Service Design Manager Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Service Design Manager. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with defining and documenting service models for newly introduced or upgraded services. The Service Design Manager is responsible for creating service models in-conjunction with an array of projects and service stakeholders

Service Design Manager

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Preston as a Service Design Manager.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with defining and documenting service models for newly introduced or upgraded services. The Service Design Manager is responsible for creating service models in-conjunction with an array of projects and service stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

  • Identify all required all service support and administration processes
  • Identify all Configurable Items (inc hardware, software and services) which need to be proactively managed to ensure continuity of service in the long term
  • Design provisioning workflow processes
  • Ensure incident, change, request, reporting, capacity management, event management and finance billing processes are designed and agreed.
  • Detailing service capacity and availability plans
  • Agreeing service SLA and KPIs
  • Support user acceptance and testing
  • Detailing service stakeholder roles and responsibilities
  • Provide consultant support for end user communications
  • Conducting service user experience reviews to meet CSAT targets and provide support to communication mangers
  • Produce OSP which detail how multiple service suppliers work together and resolve disputes
  • Fully document service models within an comprehensive SDP for hand over to Service Transition Manager for implementation.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Define support strategies and models in support of projects (billable to projects)
  • Ensure service models are designed that support a proactive management prevent agenda
  • Ensure that user experience is ‘designed in’ by projects
  • Represent the end user experience input into Changes and Transition / ORR activities
  • Sponsor and lead Service Improvement initiatives associated with user experience
  • Ensure service experience design supports positive CSAT outcomes.
  • Present progress updates by way of presentation to customers.
  • Report service development progress on a routine basis
  • Escalate issues as required in a timely fashion
  • Advise project resource requirements and service Delivery FTE impact
  • To fully understand the business goals and needs of clients by immersing yourself in their environment
  • To have a clear understanding of user experience and user-centric design
  • To understand industry standards relating to performance metrics and user interface experiences

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: Preston

Rate: £355.38 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

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


Software Developer

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

Software Developer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Broad Oak as a Software Developer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to lead the design, development and maintenance of software artefacts and integrations to tools and libraries.

Software Developer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Broad Oak as a Software Developer.

The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to lead the design, development and maintenance of software artefacts and integrations to tools and libraries.

Key Responsibilities

  • Creates appropriate design documents to explain how system should behave, interact and interface with ecosystem for the consumption by various stakeholders.
  • Ensure software is compliant with Maritime Services and business software governance.
  • Ensures software and third-party library license usage is appropriate and approved.
  • Designs software with extensibility and reusability at the forefront.
  • Designs Complex Event Processing logic to manipulate, enrich and enhance the data for further processing on the platform.
  • Engage suppliers / third-parties for the purpose of integrate the solution and problem solving.
  • Engage end-users to understand requirements, discuss proposals and demonstrate concepts.
  • Defines and leads software development activities to interface with supplier and third-party systems.
  • Components are created and maintained with care to ensure that they are generic and reusable.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Have experience of working within Engineering and Operations environments.
  • Understands how own work integrates with work of the SIE Team.
  • Able to articulate challenges with process, software or system at a level that stakeholders understand and can action.
  • Regularly and concisely emits status updates and seeks assistance of others and assistance to others promptly.
  • Experience of how to solve problems and quickly resolve root causes of issues and identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Able to deduce the area in which a challenge is likely to be caused by thorough investigation.
  • Able to ascertain the areas in which are affected or are cascaded from an issue.
  • Uses facts when giving answers rather than feelings.
  • Uses explicit tests to prove problem and subsequently prove that problem is resolved.

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: Broad Oak

Rate: £54.85 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

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


Solutions Architect

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £73.00 - £78.00 per hour

Solutions Architect Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Solutions Architect. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with customers and help to partner, design, deliver and support solutions that not only sustain an existing portfolio of critical products and services for their users but importantly continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Solutions Architect

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Solutions Architect.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with customers and help to partner, design, deliver and support solutions that not only sustain an existing portfolio of critical products and services for their users but importantly continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deep understanding of MoD Strategic Command customer’s needs and requirements, working closely when required;
  • Undertaking research and study activities to identify candidate solutions;
  • Undertake and guide experimentation and derisking activities with other engineers;
  • Support the development of estimates for full production and delivery of solutions;
  • Bidding, development and implementation of solutions;
  • Ability to track progress and report to stakeholders;
  • Naturally work to high standards within budget and estimates;

Key skills & qualifications

  • Complete systems engineering lifecycles from requirement to bid, to delivery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of IT and how it can be exploited.
  • Communications technologies, such as IP networking, VOIP, Point-to-Point radio links, 4G/5G/6G mobile. technologies, network security, network management.
  • Windows and Linux operating systems, including Virtualisation.
  • Design, development and delivery of Plans, Processes, Products, Systems and Services.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Professionalism, commitment and continual learning.
  • MoD or Industry IT projects and programmes through Defence Digital (such as Le TacCIS, Morpheus, Trinity, NSoIT(D), CDIS, IOG2).
  • Commercial or military networks, enterprise level designs.
  • Information Assurance (IA) and product security.
  • Security architectures, COTS integration and virtualisation.
  • Current and emerging technologies and roadmaps.
  • Defence experience needed

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: Christchurch

Rate: £78.15 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

This role is an office based role, with very occasional working from home entitlement.

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


Solutions Architect

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £73.00 - £78.00 per hour

Solutions Architect Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Solutions Architect. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with customers and help to partner, design, deliver and support solutions that not only sustain an existing portfolio of critical products and services for their users but importantly continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Solutions Architect

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Solutions Architect.

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with customers and help to partner, design, deliver and support solutions that not only sustain an existing portfolio of critical products and services for their users but importantly continue to push the boundaries of what is possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Deep understanding of MoD Strategic Command customer’s needs and requirements, working closely when required;
  • Undertaking research and study activities to identify candidate solutions;
  • Undertake and guide experimentation and derisking activities with other engineers;
  • Support the development of estimates for full production and delivery of solutions;
  • Bidding, development and implementation of solutions;
  • Ability to track progress and report to stakeholders;
  • Naturally work to high standards within budget and estimates;

Key skills & qualifications

  • Complete systems engineering lifecycles from requirement to bid, to delivery.
  • Knowledge and understanding of IT and how it can be exploited.
  • Communications technologies, such as IP networking, VOIP, Point-to-Point radio links, 4G/5G/6G mobile. technologies, network security, network management.
  • Windows and Linux operating systems, including Virtualisation.
  • Design, development and delivery of Plans, Processes, Products, Systems and Services.
  • Strong communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Professionalism, commitment and continual learning.
  • MoD or Industry IT projects and programmes through Defence Digital (such as Le TacCIS, Morpheus, Trinity, NSoIT(D), CDIS, IOG2).
  • Commercial or military networks, enterprise level designs.
  • Information Assurance (IA) and product security.
  • Security architectures, COTS integration and virtualisation.
  • Current and emerging technologies and roadmaps.
  • Defence experience needed

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: Christchurch

Rate: £78.15 per hour (INSIDE IR35)

This role is an office based role, with very occasional working from home entitlement.

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


Security Architect

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • Up to £60.00 per hour

Opportunity for a Security Architect to work for a leading engineering company in Portsmouth on an initial contract basis.

The role will:

  • Deliver to the overall security programme development, facilitating decision, planning and implementation of security controls.
  • Meet specific Security business objectives whilst maintaining compliance with the principles of professional standards and regulatory obligations.
  • Takes responsibility for review of management processes (and decisions) to ensure compliance with the security strategy and standards.
  • Is familiar with the Security Policy Framework and Cyber Essentials Scheme and ISO27001 and the principles embedded within them. Ensures that effective application of security controls are in place through audit and risk management.
  • Familiarity with MOD process an advantage.
  • Engages stakeholder to ensure they understand recommendations to inform decisions. Ensures appropriate representation at project meetings.

Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for the design, specification and creation of new Digital Services solutions that satisfy campaign requirements within both customer and business constraints, including as Design Authority.
  • Contribute to the enhancement of Digital Services architecture to satisfy known and future customer requirements.
  • Consult with customers, partners, suppliers and key stakeholders to align business objectives with security capabilities.
  • Work with partners within BAE Systems to develop better overall Digital Services solutions and share technology, experience and methodologies.
  • Responsible to the Product Architecture Manager to ensure Digital Services products and services have the right fit with wider enterprise aspects.
  • Explains the purpose of and provides advice and guidance on the application and operation of elementary physical, procedural and technical security controls.
  • Performs security risk, vulnerability assessments, and business impact analysis for medium complexity information systems.
  • Investigates suspected attacks and manages security incidents. Uses forensics where appropriate.
  • Interprets information assurance and security policies and applies these in order to manage risks.
  • Provides advice and guidance to ensure adoption of and adherence to information assurance architectures, strategies, policies, standards and guidelines.
  • Uses testing to support information assurance.
  • Contributes to the development of policies, standards and guidelines.

Skills/Experience:

  • Expert knowledge and experience in the Functional, Physical and Performance requirements of a modern IT Infrastructure.
  • Knowledge and experience of Agile implementations.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and technical management of design, development and implementation of architecture and IT solutions, and data management.
  • Responsible for product certification and acceptance expectations against BAE Systems BMS and/or UK MoD and acting as Design Authority.
  • Proven experience in satisfying the objectives of the Product Safety and Environmental policy.
  • Able to professionally articulate and represent technical matters up to Tier 2 within Maritime Services and beyond as we work with Maritime businesses and external partners.
  • Responsible for the development and maintainenance of technical roadmaps for security aspects of our products and services within the Digital Services portfolio.
  • Has the ability to retain a focus on technical compliance, as well as supporting cost and schedule constraints.
  • Knowledge & Experience in the use of Enterprise Architecture methodologies to develop IT solutions.
  • Contribute to a Maritime Services Digital Services architecture methodology, modelling, and governance framework.
  • Knowledge of the UK Defence and Maritime / Naval domain is an advantage.
  • Understanding of formal gated design reviews and experience of applying it to IT-based change projects.
  • Ability to develop robust business cases which demonstrate realisable business benefits.
  • Responsible for interpretation of the business requirements roadmap alongside the product owners and the development of a supporting technical roadmap as far as security is concerned.

PLEASE NOTE: This role has been assessed as INSIDE IR35

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


Solution Architect

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £600.00 - £630.00 per day

An opportunity has arisen for a Solution Architect to be based in the UK, within the Shared Services, Enterprise IT Services (EITS) Strategy and Architecture team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining robust and cost effective solution architectures and designs to meet the business objectives and requirements of the customer, with responsibility for delivery of fit for purpose solutions in line with EITS standards and policies. You may work on multiple projects at any one time, depending on the breadth / scope and under technical assurance and governance of the assigned Project Technical Authority. This role reports directly to the EITS Engineering Authority and will sit in the project architecture team.

As a Solution Architect your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Defining the Solution Architecture and Design for the project to meet business requirements, within the project constraints of cost and timescale, and the agreed architectural and technical framework
  • Capturing the as-is application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects
  • Defining the to-be application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects Ensuring, and where 3rd party elements are provided, assuring, that the overall functional and technical design of the solution is acceptable and fit for purpose
  • Liaising with the product suppliers, COTS component vendors and sub-contract development teams
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity of the solution implementation through overseeing the solution development process, and production of development work products
  • Providing design management and governance through the operation of change and configuration management activities
  • Working effectively with the Project Managers to support the development of the project plan, through assisting with the compilation, reviewing estimates and schedules, and identifying risks and approach to reviews Engaging with customers, stakeholders and suppliers to develop solution requirements and solution design

As a Solution Architect your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Information Systems / Engineering diploma / degree – or equivalent, would be advantageous.
  • Proven experience in delivering IM&IT solutions together with associated architecture deliverables.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of working within architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF.
  • Understanding of the service lifecycle is advantageous e.g. ITIL.
  • Hands-on experience with business and system requirements gathering / analysis.
  • Proven experience in design, development, test and release of Information Systems.
  • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Wintel desktop applications and plugins
  • Familiar with both Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Technical knowledge of a range of IM&T business systems from ERPs through procurement to supplier management.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills.
  • Architecture and technical support documentation skills.
  • Understanding of IM&T / software development lifecycle (including methodologies e.g. Agile) and associated reviews, policies, standards and governance processes.

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

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


Solution Architect

  • Lancashire
  • Contract
  • £600.00 - £630.00 per day

An opportunity has arisen for a Solution Architect to be based in the UK, within the Shared Services, Enterprise IT Services (EITS) Strategy and Architecture team.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining robust and cost effective solution architectures and designs to meet the business objectives and requirements of the customer, with responsibility for delivery of fit for purpose solutions in line with EITS standards and policies. You may work on multiple projects at any one time, depending on the breadth / scope and under technical assurance and governance of the assigned Project Technical Authority. This role reports directly to the EITS Engineering Authority and will sit in the project architecture team.

As a Solution Architect your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Defining the Solution Architecture and Design for the project to meet business requirements, within the project constraints of cost and timescale, and the agreed architectural and technical framework
  • Capturing the as-is application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects
  • Defining the to-be application, data and technology architectures for the assigned projects Ensuring, and where 3rd party elements are provided, assuring, that the overall functional and technical design of the solution is acceptable and fit for purpose
  • Liaising with the product suppliers, COTS component vendors and sub-contract development teams
  • Ensuring consistency and integrity of the solution implementation through overseeing the solution development process, and production of development work products
  • Providing design management and governance through the operation of change and configuration management activities
  • Working effectively with the Project Managers to support the development of the project plan, through assisting with the compilation, reviewing estimates and schedules, and identifying risks and approach to reviews Engaging with customers, stakeholders and suppliers to develop solution requirements and solution design

As a Solution Architect your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

  • Information Systems / Engineering diploma / degree – or equivalent, would be advantageous.
  • Proven experience in delivering IM&IT solutions together with associated architecture deliverables.
  • Proven knowledge and experience of working within architecture frameworks e.g. TOGAF.
  • Understanding of the service lifecycle is advantageous e.g. ITIL.
  • Hands-on experience with business and system requirements gathering / analysis.
  • Proven experience in design, development, test and release of Information Systems.
  • Strong understanding of information processing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of Wintel desktop applications and plugins
  • Familiar with both Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Technical knowledge of a range of IM&T business systems from ERPs through procurement to supplier management.
  • Excellent analytical, conceptual, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Very good written and oral communication skills.
  • Architecture and technical support documentation skills.
  • Understanding of IM&T / software development lifecycle (including methodologies e.g. Agile) and associated reviews, policies, standards and governance processes.

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

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


Lead Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £25.00 - £30.00 per hour

Lead Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Lead Engineer . The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the BGEM and Project Manager in the engineering components of the Boats In Service Support (BISS) contract.

Lead Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Lead Engineer .

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to support the BGEM and Project Manager in the engineering components of the Boats In Service Support (BISS) contract.

Key Responsibilities

  • The management of the BISS Engineering Output
  • The management of Post Design Services (PDS) tasking (acceptance and tracking of tasking)
  • PDS growth and customer engagement activities (including customer meetings and proposing new work).
  • Deliver Class Lead activities including, obsolescence, configuration control and reliability monitoring.
  • Peer Review and approval of engineering work.
  • Engage in drafting, vetting and editing technical reports or other documents relevant to, or required by, a particular task in order to ensure that technical findings can be successfully communicated with recipients
  • Maintain accurate records of all design related work in accordance with relevant extant procedures to ensure a complete design record of work undertaken
  • Participate in the preparation and submission of technical proposals and Statements of Work as required to support the PDS tasking.
  • Provide sound estimates for PDS work.
  • Application of Governance process with agreement of BGEM and in accordance with Engineering Management Plan, inc. Design Certification as applicable.
  • Application of Product Safety Practices.
  • Ensure that work is undertaken in accordance with Company, Safety, Environmental, contractual and local business processes, standards, procedures and documentation
  • Conduct all activities in a professional manner delivering design solutions to agreed time, cost and quality to meet project or business milestones.
  • Participate in a wide range of activities to support in service vessels including, detailed design, support to build, concept design and delivery.
  • Ensure adequate integration with other engineering functions involved with a particular task or programme of work to ensure all aspects of the design solution are considered
  • Process Improvement to support the BISS contract.
  • Coaching and Mentoring Team Members
  • Promote the skill areas capabilities and department to attract new work
  • Adopt a professional approach to all work to ensure knowledge and skills keep pace with the technology.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Chartered Engineer
  • Normally qualified to a minimum of BEng degree level (or HND/HNC with relevant experience) in marine engineering, Naval Architecture, small craft design, marine technology or mechanical.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and, ideally, experience in a number of the following:
  • Leading engineering projects.
  • Small Craft design standards and processes (IMO, MCA, ISO, DefStan, Classification Rules)
  • Significant knowledge of Small Craft Specification, Design, Development, Integration and Acceptance, able to appreciate the breadth of disciplines required and how the sub-system interfaces are defines and managed.
  • Good knowledge of safety requirements and processes, legislative regulations and the Design Certification process
  • Knowledge and experience of Lifecycle Management, Risk Analysis and Management, Reliability, Maintainability and Logistics.
  • Requirements Capture.
  • 2D or 3D modelling experience (CAD software such as AutoCAD, NX)
  • Engineering material selection and use, particularly according to British Standards/ Euronorms/ Classification Society standards and Defence Standards
  • Knowledge of commercial and/or military small craft.
  • Awareness of Product Safety and SHE and the participation in HAZIDs.

Business Expertise

  • Able to influence technology plans and ensure that the product plans are aligned to those
  • Good knowledge of working with the MoD on small craft programmes
  • Awareness of product safety and design for safety.
  • Awareness of LCM process or the engineering lifecycle.
  • Able to provide guidance to junior members and direct a small team of engineers (no line management duties)
  • Represents the Business through working groups and conferences.
  • Able to present complex information and concepts to a wide range of stakeholders both internally and externally.
  • Able to build strong relationships at all levels internally and externally.
  • Personal responsibility for his/her own learning and development and to work with the SB Future Products SDA to identify opportunities to increase individual effectiveness
  • Managing own work and knowing when to seek guidance

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: £30.00 per hour

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