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Principal Electrical Power Engineer x 3

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

The Dreadnought Power team sit firmly within the Stage 1 design organisation developing, integrating, analysing, reviewing and assuring the various systems required to support the operation of the Dreadnought Class Nuclear Submarines.

These streams in brief are:

  • LV distribution including but not limited to 115V, 24V, 230v Distribution across primary, secondary and emergency systems.

  • HV and switchboards including but not limited to 440V, Main Battery, Switchboards and Load Centres.

  • Propulsion (Power) including but not limited to Turbo and Diesel Generators, Variable Speed Drives and Synchronising

  • Power Systems Analysis including but not limited to Power Systems Modelling, Data Analysis and the complexities therein.

Marine power systems or heavy industrial power systems design experience are essential.

The successful candidate MUST be able to acheive full UK Security Clearance so will need to hold a valid British Passport.

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

Principal Welding Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £45.00 - £50.00 per hour

We are working with a key client in Cumbria who are recruiting for a Principal Welding Engineer on a contract basis.

Job description

  • Provide welding engineering guidance and support to structural and piping areas across the submarines business unit.
  • Undertake Procedure Qualification Record development, testing and formal approval of welding procedure specifications to support process improvements within the production environment.
  • Assist with preparation and transmittal of welding documentation to production areas.
  • Monitor weld quality within structural and piping areas and report findings to line management.
  • Conduct routine process audits within production areas to investigate defect trends and facilitate improvement.
  • Investigate and review emerging process technology and consumables for applicability to submarine construction.
  • Liaise with internal departments (production, QC/QA etc) to ensure welding process control is enforced and maintained.

Qualification / Experience

  • Qualified to BSc/BEng level or equivalent in a relevant engineering subject.
  • European Welding Federation qualification to Engineer level
  • Chartership with The Welding Institute
  • Familiar with national and international codes and specifications relating to welding.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently as required.
  • Able to assimilate and process data from a range of sources.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels across the business.
  • Significant demonstrable working knowledge of the main welding processes typically used for structural and piping applications within a heavy engineering environment.

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

Senior Risk Controller

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

This role is focussed in the Risk & Opportunity Management team.

  • This role is focussed in the Risk & Opportunity Management team, providing dedicated support to Project Managers and SME’s (Engineering and Production Managers) in:
    • Risk Identification – initial Risk Workshops and periodic reviews of the Risk Register
    • Risk Mitigation – identification and management of risk mitigation actions, including tracking of progress / completion
    • Chair Risk Reviews – chair monthly risk & opportunity sessions
    • Updating of Risk and Opportunity Registers
    • Data preparation and reporting
  • Experience in Monte Carlo Analysis, Schedule Risk Analysis (SRA) / Cost Risk Analysis (CRA)
  • Experience / proficient in the interpretation of Schedule Risk Analysis outputs (Tornado graphs, key drivers)
  • Proficient in ARM risk toolset or equivalent

Minimum 3 years experience in the application of the above risk activities

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

Systems Engineer – SATCOM

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £33000 - £37000 per annum

In this customer facing role, you will be an integral member of the team, responsible for the delivery of technical 'systems' support for contracts relating to UHF Fleet SATCOM Maritime and Multi Media (MMM) equipment, installed on Royal Naval/RFA ships, submarines and shore establishments. The System Engineer will have mechanical and electrical skills and be a technical authority / SME (Subject Matter Expert) in their field and provide a high level of technical support.


  • Provide off-site engineering support; fault finding and maintaining the equipment in support of the Project Manager to meet the short and long term customer work programmes.
  • Deploy nationally and globally when required, inclusive of Contractors on Deployed Operations areas, in order to fulfil contractual and operational requirements.
  • Contribute, as an active team member, towards ’24/7 Help Desk’ operations, when required. Providing technical support and being prepared at times to fulfil a short notice deployment in support of defect rectification and support for the customer, when required.
  • Liaise and communicate with ‘system’ maintainers.
  • Provide training to ships’ staff and sub-contractors.
  • Test equipment, spares and systems in house.
  • Take responsibility for quality of work carried out and ensure that the Health and Safety policy is adhered to.
  • Review, update and improve internal processes and user technical documents and write reports.
  • Undergo and maintain professional training.
  • To carry out and lead system installations on platforms around the county/World.


  • Experience of working with Maritime communications and Multi Media systems to include basic networking and computer skills.
  • Ideally qualified to HNC / HND in a related discipline or in lieu of academics, possess considerable experience.
  • Experience of working with UHF SATCOM systems (Maritime /land/Air) with knowledge of waveforms and systems utilised within the Naval Maritime sphere.
  • Have a good working knowledge of RF theory and application, including the use of equipment involved in problem solving of RF systems. This equipment includes, but is not limited to, Power Meter, TDR, Frequency Counter, Spectrum Analyser, Cable loss measurements.
  • To be able to repair/install cables and connectors (Co-ax / Power /N Types,BNC, D types)
  • Technical skills and awareness, mechanical and electrical, ideally qualified to 18th
  • An in-date passport and category B driving licence.
  • Customer facing, field based ‘technical support’ experience.
  • Proactive mind-set with the ability to deal with competing priorities without compromising quality of work.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to build strong working relationships with colleagues and the external customer.

Additional Information

  • SECURITY – All candidates must be in a position to obtain UK security clearance to SC/DV level – Additional restrictions may apply on certain defence programmes.

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Senior Marine Auxiliary Systems Engineer

  • Glasgow
  • Contract
  • £34.00 - £38.00 per hour

Applies specialist design knowledge in mechanical aspects of all Auxiliary Systems in order to resolve complex specialist design problems and issues.

Will assist with the development of auxiliary systems, providing design input to the subcontractor and assurance that the architecture and detailed design are fit for purpose, ensuring technical viability and safe operation of specific auxiliary systems that the individual is responsible for.

Will assist in the development of SQEP within the auxiliary sub-discipline.

Job role

  • Participate fully in developing, maintaining and modifying engineering processes and procedures in assigned areas in response to technical developments and operational need
  • Carry out relatively complex technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options, and prepare reports with suggested recommendations to support the resolution of problems and the improvement of engineering capability.
  • Be familiar with the design of auxiliary systems, and practised in delivering solutions that meet customer requirements in all phases of the shipbuild cycle. The role holder will be able to perform analyses of engineering issues and possess the ability to recommend solutions.
  • Undertake integration into the ship design of equipments associaited with the following auxiliary systems:
    • Fluid system design including flow modelling, flow calculations, use of pipes and valves
    • Hydraulics and compressed gas systems.
    • Petroleum, Oils and Lubricants (POL).
    • Water Systems
    • Waste Management Systems
    • Bilge, Sullage and Ballast Systems
    • Scuppers, drains, vent and air escape systems.

By understanding the transversal factors that auxiliary systems have on complex warship design, such as underwater radiated noise, shock, survivability, operability, reliability, availability, human factors, and design for support; influence the overall design solution.


  • Degree qualified in an engineering or other related discipline, although not essential.
  • Meet the requirements for registration as Incorporated Engineer with the Engineering Council and be a member of a relevant Professional Body.
  • 5 Years’ experience in engineering or a defence related industry.
  • Experience and expertise, in Marine Engineering Systems
  • Experience in the design, build, integration, support and operation of Naval ships.
  • Knowledge and experience of shipbuilding, Operations processes and modern build strategies.
  • Knowledge of processes and tools used in Marine Engineering
  • Awareness of Life Cycle Management reviews of bids and programmes.
  • Awareness of external market and similar industry advancements and developments
  • Understands how marine engineering integrates into other technologies and products.
  • Commercial Awareness.

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

Project Manager

  • Somerset
  • Contract
  • £42.00 - £46.00 per hour

Would you enjoy delivering cutting edge technology projects supporting the latest digital developments to military customers?

As a Project Manager, you will be leading various projects ranging from secure 4G communications networks to augmented virtual reality trainers for nuclear submarines. You could play a part of developing the technology to send a secure SMS to an inflight Typhoon, or even phone the pilot during a sortie. You could be maximising big data for aircraft availability, ships and land vehicles or developing web based solutions to keep airspace safe. From 3D mission planning systems for fast jets to safety critical London Underground timetabling, BAE Systems has something for everyone.

This role will provide you with the scope to develop and enhance your skills and knowledge, with potential to become a leader in a global business.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Manager will involve:

  • Management and leadership of the project and delivery team
  • Supporting the development of business cases and bidding documentation
  • Identifying project objectives and outcomes
  • Developing and tracking project plans, budget and schedule
  • The identification, development and management of stakeholder relationships
  • Accurate reporting of project status to team members, leadership and external stakeholders
  • Ensuring business, project and quality management processes are effectively applied across projects
  • Identifying project quality goals and lifecycle management (Gate) reviews
  • Managing product safety and risk / opportunity assessments
  • Identifying key skills required and developing the project team
  • Mentoring of team members, providing guidance and support

As part of the project team you will be expected to work closely with team members, and support the team and/or project leadership in daily activities.

Your skills and qualifications as a Project Manager:

Competence in:

  • Complex project management, mentoring staff and leading teams
  • Working to defined and structured lifecycle processes with formal gate reviews and a culture of measurement and continuous improvement
  • Working to quality standards and qualifications, AS9100 desirable
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Decision-making and leadership
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Strategic planning, risk management and/or change management
  • Project management techniques and tools

What we’re looking for in you:

  • ‘Can do’ attitude; deliver on commitments within agreed budgets and timescales
  • Influencing and inter-personal skills
  • Self-organisation and good time management
  • Innovative and able to drive improvement
  • Taking responsibility for yourself and your team
  • Occasional travel may be required

Ideally you have an honours degree or equivalent Project Management qualification, although relevant knowledge and experience may offset the qualification requirements. You will be required to obtain full Security Clearance.

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

Senior Project Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £18.00 - £20.00 per hour

To carry out a range of activities to support the project management processes, help in delivering all activities and products to the agreed schedule/plan at budgeted cost and satisfying the company quality requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Process project-related documents and data in accordance with procedures and produce output reports, typically to pre-defined formats and within regular business cycles.
  • Collect, collate, summarise and input information or data, carry out pre-defined analyses, and provide to others for use in decision-making.
  • Provide assistance to ensuring that project-related records in assigned areas are complete, accurate and up-to-date.
  • Assist in monitoring project progress and identify emerging issues and trend.
  • Handle straightforward problems or situations and refer more difficult or non-standard issues to roles at higher levels, ensuring resolution as quickly as possible.
  • Prioritise own workload in order to meet deadlines without compromising quality standards, and check own work for accuracy and completeness.
  • Use computerised systems to collect, summarise, analyse, input or extract data, maintaining own capabilities in use of software or programs, and ensure data is safely recorded and stored.
  • Document and record management.
  • To be able to access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures.


  • HNC / Certificate in Project Management or equivalent level of qualification
  • LCM Awareness
  • Specialist Professional Qualification
  • Submarines business processes

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

Principal Project Engineer

  • Cumbria
  • Contract
  • £26.00 - £29.00 per hour

The ability to carry out a full range of activities in support of project management, given responsibility for aspects of a project and facilitating the effective delivery of projects/programmes.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support bid and tendering processes, gathering and compiling data.
  • Contribute to the development of project definitions. Support the development of project plans.
  • Prepare analyses and collate data (including determining the availability of resources) to support the effective development of more detailed plans
  • Gather data, update project plans and generate project progress reports on behalf of the project manager.
  • Monitor, within defined frameworks and in assigned areas, activities carried out on projects/programmes to support their effective delivery.
  • Maintain project documentation. Identify and expedite actions to respond to issues and deviations from the contract.
  • Support the resolution of problems and issues to facilitate development of timely and effective solutions.
  • Deputising for the Project Leader as required.
  • Assist Control Account Managers in the Project Planning and Control Processes.
  • Identify and expedite actions to respond to issues and deviations from project plans.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with stakeholders to meet their requirements, and lead in swift resolution of major issues.
  • Support the Risk & opportunity Management processes.
  • To be able to access, have a clear understanding of and apply the Quality and HS&E Management System documentation e.g. Process Instructions, Workmanship Standards, Risk Assessments etc. applicable to your particular work scope and to obey all HS&E rules and control measures


  • HNC / Certificate in Project Management or equivalent level of qualification
  • LCM Awareness/ Assessor
  • Specialist Professional Qualification/ Risk Certificate Level 1
  • Submarines business processes

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

Lead Maritime System Engineer

  • Hampshire
  • Permanent
  • £60000 - £65000 per annum

Opportunity for a Lead Maritime Systems Engineer to join this global leader in the Defence sector working from their offices in Hampshire.

Duties will include:

  • Generation of common, tailored technical solutions for all programmes within the franchise, and alignment with business and commercial elements of solutions.
  • Leadership of all multi-disciplined technical staff assigned across the franchise, including permanently-assigned staff and staff shared with other programmes.
  • Generation of White Papers, Requests for Information/Proposal responses, and delivery of appropriate external events such as demonstrations, conference exhibitions and presentations
  • Generation of Should-Costs, estimates, resource and staffing requirements, nominal schedules, opportunity qualification activities, competitive analysis.
  • Creating alignment between opportunities and existing and planned products, including reach-back to US and international business units for product identification and influencing.
  • Providing support to capture events including strategy development, competitive analysis and internal/independent reviews.
  • Analyse business & market strategies and developing product/technology roadmap(s) for assigned area of responsibility
  • Plan and delivery IRAD and Capital projects to align with business goals.
  • Providing visibility of activities to stakeholders.
  • Development of external relationships including across Lockheed Martin, customers, user, other businesses, universities and lab engagements, including securing third party investments.

Required skills and experience

  • Proven experience with and leadership of successful design, implementation, integration, test, installation and acceptance of Maritime systems
  • Customer focussed attitude and ability to synthesise contractual needs and requirements into effective system solution architectures within agreed technical, schedule and cost constraints
  • Experience of supporting Business Development and Capture Teams in pursuit of new opportunities including operational analysis, preliminary solution definition, solution design and preparation and delivery of proposal material including schedule and cost estimates
  • Able to develop Technology Roadmaps and conduct assessment of existing Systems, modified or new Systems, and embodiment of COTS/MOTS Systems
  • Able to conduct internal and customer-funded Research and Development studies
  • Able to support Systems Engineering tasking – requirements analysis, decomposition, allocation, systems integration and testing
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with an ability to convey complex data in a clear and concise manner to technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Experience of Model Based Engineering and Digital Development Environments
  • Working knowledge of current Defence Standards

Due to the requirements of the role and the client, you must be able to acheive full UK Security Clearance to be elidgable for this position.

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ILS (LSA) Engineer

  • Wiltshire
  • Contract
  • £40.00 - £42.00 per hour

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.

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.
  • 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.

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 in accordance with 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).


  • Typically, a qualified (not essential) or time-served Engineer in either a mechanical, electrical, or electronic discipline to allow the team to meet targets and milestones.

Major Tasks and Activities

  • Operate within the Type 45 LSA Team to create and maintain the configuration and audit trail requirements of the Type 45 ILS Dataset.
  • Carry out the analysis required to assess the impact of physical configuration changes on the ILS dataset and populate the results.
  • Carry out the analysis required to assess the impact of updated OEM manuals/data-modules on the ILS dataset and populate the results.
  • Interfacing with the COM teams to resolve any In-Service dataset issues.

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