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Maritime Systems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Maritme Systems Engineer working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire. To be successful in this role you will need to be experienced within Maritime within military/ defence contractors.

Maritime Systems Engineer: Maritime, MOD, Systems Engineer

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Maritime Systems Engineer working out of their offices in Havant, Hampshire.

To be successful in this role you will need to be experienced within Maritime within military/ defence contractors.

In the role you will assist with technical planning, systems integration, verification & validation, cost & risk, and supportability of systems and solutions for the military maritime sector.

You must be eligible for SC level clearance for this role.

Experience sought:

  • Experienced within design, implementation, integration, test and acceptance of Maritime Navigation, Sensor and Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Customer focused and able to manager Customer requirements to derive System & Sub-System specifications
  • System design activities, documentation and preparation/presentation of technical Design Reviews
  • Coordinate and support Technical Interchange and Working Group meetings
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of Defence Standards

Maritime Systems Engineer: Maritime, MOD, Systems Engineer

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Senior Mechanical Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

Senior Mechanical Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Mechanical Engineer. The role will be an initial 6 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to deliver professional engineering services to Marine Mechanical Equipment and Systems.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Key Responsibilities

The EPG Senior Mechanical Engineer will be required to undertake and in some cases lead others in activities across the breadth of the engineering lifecycle to support in-service Marine Platforms. These may include:

· Problem understanding and root cause analysis, requirements/acceptance development, feasibility studies, concept design and engineering analysis activities.

· Equipment and system design definition to critical design review (CDR) maturity in line with all relevant governance processes and technical/safety/quality requirements.

· Undertake design substantiation via calculation for marine mechanical systems and equipment. This shall include mechanical simulation/analysis in the areas of structures, fluids and heat transfer, incorporating appropriate optimisation and v&v routines.

· The integration, commissioning, test, trial and acceptance of design solutions.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing mechanical engineering capability across a broad set of challenges to meet the needs of specific Naval platforms, the EPG team and the customer programme.

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


Senior Infrastructure Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £40000 - £65000 per annum

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer. This is an opportunity to join an exciting, innovative technology and engineering company where their 'mission' is to deliver solutions that make a difference.

Senior Infrastructure Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new opportunity based in Portsmouth as a Senior Infrastructure Engineer. This is an opportunity to join an exciting, innovative technology and engineering company where their ‘mission’ is to deliver solutions that make a difference.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning, delivery and assurance of customer and in house work packages
  • Develop and implement policies, standards and procedures for Infrastructure engineering activity
  • Liaise with the customer on all Infrastructure risks and issues
  • Provide solutions and support to project requirements
  • Provide continuous improvement of Infrastructure engineering capabilities
  • Provide management, oversight, direction and guidance to project team members, through the planning and delivery of our projects
  • Produce essential project documents and internal work instructions
  • Provide Infrastructure engineering technical input into bid preparation and contracts

Key skills & qualifications

  • The ability to gain SC clearance (essential security requirement)
  • A willingness to gain DV clearance to allow you to work on a wider range of projects in the role
  • Hyper-V, VMWare certification or equivalent industry virtualization experience an advantage
  • Microsoft Certification (MCSE or equivalent) an advantage
  • HP Server and Workstation configuration and administration
  • Experience of Microsoft Windows Workstation and Server design, configuration, deployment, management and support; including windows infrastructure services, active directory, exchange server, backup, group policy and hardening etc.
  • Experience of infrastructure support, anti-virus and patching
  • Experience of the full engineering lifecycle; design/development, test and acceptance, configuration management, in service support
  • The ability to meet with customers, manage and build relationships
  • Willing to travel within the UK and overseas if required
  • Holder of a full UK driving licence, with the ability to travel, when required

Desirable Requirements:

  • A credible level of experience of Infrastructure engineering, preferably gained in the government / defence sector.
  • CompTIA, CCNA or networking certification, an desirable
  • Cyber and Security experience.
  • Server storage configuration
  • Firewall, routers configuration experience.
  • Linux administration and configuration
  • Web programming skills; Apache, IIS, HTML, JavaScript, stylesheets and PHP

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.

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


Senior Network Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £65000 per annum

In this newly created and critical role, you will lead on the management, design, configuration, installation and support of network hardware, along with the production of any necessary supporting documentation.

Other aspects of the role include:

  • The provision of IT and Network technical solutions and support to project requirements
  • Continuous improvement of network engineering capabilities, maintaining a leading edge capability
  • Leading the planning, delivery and assurance of customer and in house work packages
  • Management, oversight, direction and guidance to allocated project team members, through the planning and delivery of projects
  • The production of all essential project documents and internal work instructions.
  • The production of network engineering technical input into bid preparation and contracts
  • The development and implementation of policies, standards and procedures for network engineering activities
  • Customer liaison on all network engineering risks and issues
  • Remaining available, on occasions, for the provision of an on-call, out of hours support service for urgent operational requirements.

You’ll be a part of a successful business where working as ‘one’ counts for everything. The role will ensure that you are fully supported and receive the ongoing training and development you require to be the very best you can be in the role.

To succeed in this role, we are looking for the following in you:

  • The ability to gain SC clearance (essential security requirement)
  • A willingness to gain DV clearance to allow you to work on a wider range of projects in the role
  • Cisco CCNA/CCNP or CompTIA level certification or equivalent industry experience
  • Proven and demonstrable network engineering experience, operating at a senior level, preferably in the government/defence sector
  • Experience in network design, LAN/WAN technologies, routing, switching, firewalls, secure tunneling, WIFI, WAN optimization, IP schema design, VOIP/VTC, network management & monitoring, protective monitoring etc.
  • Experience of the full engineering lifecycle; design/development, test & acceptance, configuration management, in service support
  • The ability to meet with customers and build relationships, and to travel to customers sites when required
  • Holder of a full UK driving licence, with the ability to travel, when required

Desirable Requirements:

  • Management and configuration of crypto in government/defence environment
  • Understanding of good security practices in the government/defence environment
  • A credible level of experience of Network engineering, preferably gained in the government / defence sector.
  • Cyber and Security experience.
  • Server storage configuration
  • Linux administration and configuration
  • Web programming skills; Apache, IIS, HTML, JavaScript, stylesheets and PHP

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


System Safety Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £60.000 - £65.000 per annum

Systems Safety Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new permeant opportunity based in Havant as a Systems Safety Engineer. This is a permeant role and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for supporting the Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer in the implementation, co-ordination and conduct of programme safety and environmental related activities.

Systems Safety Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new permeant opportunity based in Havant as a Systems Safety Engineer.

This is a permeant role and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for supporting the Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer in the implementation, co-ordination and conduct of programme safety and environmental related activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop Safety Management Plans, including sub-contractor/supplier interfacing elements
  • Conduct Functional Safety Assessments for System and PE safety aspects, such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Sub System Hazard Analysis, Functional safety assessment, Occupational and Operating Hazard Analysis.
  • Derive System and PE safety requirements, including integrity requirements
  • Document System Level Safety Arguments, Safety Cases and Safety Reports for System and/or PE Safety aspects
  • Review subcontract safety documents.
  • Support Project Safety Committees, Safety Review Meeting, Technical Interface Meetings, Safety Review Meetings and Safety Working Groups
  • Conduct Zonals and physical safety audits.
  • Demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements
  • Support PE safety audits and manage findings to closure
  • Support development of LM safety processes/procedures and improvements

Key skills & qualifications

  • UK and EU safety related legislation (e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act)
  • Environmental legislation and management systems (eg. ISO14001 etc.)
  • Defence and commercial safety standards such as Def Stan 00-056, Def-Stan 00-055, Mil Std 882, IEC61508, JSP 430), RTCA DO- 178C, and RTCA DO254
  • Safety Case development using the Adelard Safety Case Editor (ASCE)
  • Hazard Management using eCassandra
  • Event Tree and Fault Tree development using Reliability Work Bench
  • Programme Element Safety Summary (PESS) development in accordance with Def-Stan 00-055
  • Experience of the software development commensurate with Safety Integrity Level 2 including safety aspects of software requirements methodologies, design principles, Coding and verification
  • Understanding of the impact of use of COTS equipment and/or of PE reuse in a safety related 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: Havant

Rate: 60,000 – 65,000k per annum

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


System Safety Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £60.000 - £65.000 per annum

Systems Safety Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new permeant opportunity based in Havant as a Systems Safety Engineer. This is a permeant role and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for supporting the Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer in the implementation, co-ordination and conduct of programme safety and environmental related activities.

Systems Safety Engineer

Role Summary

Systems Safety Engineer

Role Summary

We have an exciting new permeant opportunity based in Havant as a Systems Safety Engineer.

This is a permeant role and will provide you with the opportunity to be responsible for supporting the Lead System and Lead PE Safety Engineer in the implementation, co-ordination and conduct of programme safety and environmental related activities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop Safety Management Plans, including sub-contractor/supplier interfacing elements
  • Conduct Functional Safety Assessments for System and PE safety aspects, such as Preliminary Hazard Analysis, System Hazard Analysis, Sub System Hazard Analysis, Functional safety assessment, Occupational and Operating Hazard Analysis.
  • Derive System and PE safety requirements, including integrity requirements
  • Document System Level Safety Arguments, Safety Cases and Safety Reports for System and/or PE Safety aspects
  • Review subcontract safety documents.
  • Support Project Safety Committees, Safety Review Meeting, Technical Interface Meetings, Safety Review Meetings and Safety Working Groups
  • Conduct Zonals and physical safety audits.
  • Demonstrate compliance with legislative requirements
  • Support PE safety audits and manage findings to closure
  • Support development of LM safety processes/procedures and improvements

Key skills & qualifications

  • UK and EU safety related legislation (e.g. Health and Safety at Work Act)
  • Environmental legislation and management systems (eg. ISO14001 etc.)
  • Defence and commercial safety standards such as Def Stan 00-056, Def-Stan 00-055, Mil Std 882, IEC61508, JSP 430), RTCA DO- 178C, and RTCA DO254
  • Safety Case development using the Adelard Safety Case Editor (ASCE)
  • Hazard Management using eCassandra
  • Event Tree and Fault Tree development using Reliability Work Bench
  • Programme Element Safety Summary (PESS) development in accordance with Def-Stan 00-055
  • Experience of the software development commensurate with Safety Integrity Level 2 including safety aspects of software requirements methodologies, design principles, Coding and verification
  • Understanding of the impact of use of COTS equipment and/or of PE reuse in a safety related 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: XXXXXXX

Rate: XXXXXXX per day / per hour

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


Scrum Master

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £44.00 - £46.00 per annum

The team are looking to significantly increase the maturity of Agile and DevOps ways of working and this would be a key role to not only support the delivery of our work, but to help influence and guide the teams and business in the adoption and understanding of Agile. The role sits within the Engineering team and will have the opportunity to provide input into the wider engineering community.

Job Purpose:

  • Management of Sprints in accordance with Scrum Framework
  • Support of backlog creation and grooming
  • Running of daily Stand-Ups
  • Hold Sprint Planning Meetings, Sprint Demonstration and Sprint Retrospectives.
  • Obtaining buy-in and commitment from Sprint Team against the Sprint Plan
  • Planning of Sprints with the Sprint Team prior to the start of the Sprint in order to declare achievable Sprint goals
  • Drive success by understanding the priorities from the Product Owner and senior stakeholders
  • Maintaining and reporting of Sprint Burn downs and timely reporting of deviations from plan, providing suggestions for any re-planning required based upon the priorities within the Sprint Backlog
  • Reporting Sprint progress and status
  • Support the team in improving estimation techniques and breaking down of work
  • Communication of estimates for planned work to the Engineering Manager

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Enable the team to achieve the Sprint goal by removing blockers and facilitating best practice to support the team
  • Take an active role in maturing the teams approach to Agile and DevOps practices
  • Support wider Communities of Practice for Scrum Masters and Agile ways of working
  • Sharing knowledge across multiple Scrum Teams
  • Help define metrics to highlight success
  • Willing to define, document and iterate our agile processes by enhancing our technical practices

Essential Skills for the role:

  • Experience of running Scrum for software/infrastructure teams
  • Comfortable using Atlassian suite of products – JIRA and Confluence
  • Fosters teamwork and collaboration
  • Be a good facilitator to obtain buy in and shield the team
  • Technical systems engineering background, ideally hands on with modern software delivery toolchains and understanding of continuous integration, continuous delivery and cloud native technologies
  • Agile experience and willingness to coach and champion agile ways of working
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Planning and organisation
  • Self-motivated and organised individual

Your skills, experience and qualifications:

  • Previous experience performing a similar role for a min of 3 years
  • Scrum Master certification (desirable)
  • Agile certification
  • JIRA & Confluence experience
  • Understanding of DevOps
  • SC Cleared or willing to obtain

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


Systems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Contract
  • £45 - £60 per hour

Our client are a global leader in the defence sector with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer working on Naval Maritime systems - working remotely during covid/ Havant, Hampshire. Role seeks a strong systems engineer with full life-cycle experience & experience of Naval maritime/ aerospace/ military/ defence contractors. Typical projects: naval radar navigation systems for ships/ subs, naval radar compass systems, electronic chart display systems

Systems Engineer: Maritime, Naval, Defence, Aerospace, Military, MOD, Systems Engineer

Our client are a global leader with an opportunity for a Systems Engineer working on Naval Maritime systems – remote during covid/ Havant, Hants.

Seeking a strong systems engineer with full life-cycle experience & experience of Naval maritime/ aerospace/ military/ defence contractors.

Typical projects: naval radar navigation systems for ships/ subs, naval radar compass systems, electronic chart display systems

In the role you will assist with requirements gathering, technical planning, design, implementation, systems integration, verification & validation, cost & risk, and supportability of systems and solutions for the military maritime sector.

You must be eligible for SC level clearance for this role.

Experience sought:

  • Experienced within design, implementation, integration, test and acceptance of Maritime Navigation, Sensor and Electronic Warfare Systems
  • Customer focused and able to manager Customer requirements to derive System & Sub-System specifications
  • System design activities, documentation and preparation/presentation of technical Design Reviews
  • Coordinate and support Technical Interchange and Working Group meetings
  • Good communication and presentation skills
  • Experience of Defence Standards

Systems Engineer: Maritime, Naval, Defence, Aerospace, Military, MOD, Systems Engineer

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


Installation Engineer

  • Dorset
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £44.00 per hour

Installation Engineer Role Summary We have an exciting new contract opportunity based in Christchurch as a Installation Engineer. The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to cover many disciplines including installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support.

Installation Engineer

Role Summary

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

The role will be an initial 12 month contract and will provide you with the opportunity to cover many disciplines including installation, implementation, integration, acceptance, training and logistics support.

Key skills & qualifications

  • Military communications systems including an understanding of radio and cryptographic equipment
  • Systems design and systems interfacing
  • Serial communications including communication standards, serial and bespoke cabling techniques
  • Network communications including networking equipment, WAN techniques, Ethernet categories and associated techniques
  • System installation and techniques to either undertake or manage a communications systems installation
  • A knowledge of electrical safety regulations and standards and their application to testing installations and equipment.
  • An understanding of JSP604 (leaflet 4800) and the associated installation requirements
  • Technical and physical impact of implementing a new system with an existing system
  • Estimation and the associated activities for systems and installation proposals
  • System setting to work and system transition
  • Report writing to provide input for proposals, site surveying and setting to work
  • Interfacing with sub-contractors
  • Able to work alongside peer installation and systems engineers and to liaise across all project domains
  • Confident to liaise with customer and user representatives to discuss systems technical issues at both a low level (i.e. system interfacing) and at a higher level (i.e. System operation)
  • Prepared to be processed for DV clearance however must have full SC clearance in place
  • To fulfil this practical and ‘hands on’ role, the candidate should be qualified to diploma or degree level in electrical or electronic engineering.

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: £44.50 per hour

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


Sytems Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £45000 - £50000.00 per annum + + bens package

Opportunity for experienced Systems Engineers to work on design, development & testing of Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Based Training systems. Full life-cycle experience sought and experience with Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace or similar ideal. Experience with model based systems, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect ideal.

Systems Engineer: Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, model based systems

Opportunity for experienced Systems Engineers to work on design, development & testing of Airborne Mission Systems and Ground Based Training Systems. Working with leading global organisation out of their Havant, Hampshire offices.

Full life-cycle experience sought and experience with Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace or similar ideal. Experience with model based systems, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect ideal.

Key experience sought:

  • Experienced Systems Engineer
  • Ideally with experience of Airborne Mission Systems/ Ground Training Systems/ Defence Aerospace
  • Experience working with clients
  • Requirements Analysis – CASE tools, Agile and or traditional
  • Systems Design – Design Analysis Reports, Architecture, test strategies
  • Support integration, test & verification – Review test requirements, support design for testing rigs, support test
  • Support to airworthiness

Systems Engineer: Airborne Mission Systems, Defence Aerospace, SysML, Rhapsody, Enterprise Architect, model based systems

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