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IT Architect

They are known as enterprise architects, solution architects, project architects, IT architects, technical architects, data architects, application architects, business architects. The role has always fascinated us at aap3 and we work closely with clients to identify exactly the right combination of personality, technical skills and communication ability to ensure a project is constructed and orchestrated efficiently and on time.


Systems Engineer

  • Kent
  • Contract
  • Up to £56.47 per annum

Systems Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Rochester as a Systems Engineer. The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of an integrated project team developing world-leading systems for the defence industry.

SYSTEMS ENGINEER

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Rochester as a Systems Engineer.

The role will be an initial 6-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to work as part of an integrated project team developing world-leading systems for the defence industry.

Key Responsibilities

Working in a team environment to develop systems that meet the complex and demanding requirements of our customers. These systems provide high-integrity solutions for our military and commercial products.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Experience of airborne and/or safety-critical products containing real-time embedded software.
  • Knowledge and experience of requirements capture and management
  • System and/or equipment level design experience
  • Use of tools such as Matlab/Simulink, Enterprise Architect, DOORS
  • Use of modelling language SysML
  • Knowledge of electronics, optics or mechanics
  • System level verification activities
  • Hardware/Software integration and rig-testing skills
  • Problem solving skills

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: Rochester

Rate: £56.47 per hour (inside IR35)

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


Systems Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Permanent
  • £51.91 - £56.91 per hour

Systems Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a DI Systems Engineer. The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to take on a Systems Engineer role within an exciting market leading IT domain, to not only sustain an existing portfolio of products, systems and services but to support the development and innovation of future products and projects.

Systems Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Systems Engineer.

The role will be an initial 12-month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to take on a Systems Engineer role within an exciting market leading IT domain, to not only sustain an existing portfolio of products, systems and services but to support the development and innovation of future products and projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Understanding and interpreting customer requirements
  • Creating high level and detailed system designs
  • Develop options for potential solutions
  • Understanding of competitors and suppliers
  • Performing sub system component studies
  • Evolve and innovate existing solutions and new ideas

Key skills & qualifications

Ideally you will have a strong engineering background with experience in the Defence industry.

  • Track record of Enterprise, Project or System Level Design Solutions
  • Requirements Definition and Analysis
  • Requirements compliance and design to cost
  • Verification and Validation
  • Problem solving
  • Developing supplier statements of work
  • Supplier and customer engagement

Plus an understanding of,

  • MoD contracts and bids
  • Military IT, communications , platforms, gateways, networking systems
  • Security architectures, system integration, virtualisation, cloud, accreditation
  • Integration of systems into military vehicles
  • Acceptance, trials, demonstrations and delivery processes

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: £56.91 per hour (inside IR35)

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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.


Lead Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £22.00 - £26.00 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: £26.00 per hour

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: £26.00 per hour

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