Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

Mechanical Engineer


Job Description:

Are you passionate about the defence of the United Kingdom, with a good moral compass and a drive to protect people? Do you want to work in an environment where you can develop your skills and experience whilst working to support the UK's Armed Forces? Do you have experience working in a Mechanical Engineering environment, and excited by the opportunity to work on military platforms and systems? If so, opportunities have arisen for Mechanical Engineer to join us within the Land Domain at Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S).

You'll benefit from plenty of opportunities for development, access to specialist training and funded professional qualifications, and a c.27% employer pension contribution. You'll also have access to a wide range of employee networks, including the Women in Engineering Network, Parents Network, Race & Culture Network, Neuro Inclusivity Network - and many more. We recognise that the best people for the job may have commitments outside of work, so we're pleased to promote flexible working to support our colleagues in balancing work and home life.

Managing of a team of engineering SME's delivering Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Design, Electrical Engineering and Field Engineering capability across Air Defence & Electronic Warfare Systems (ADEWS), spreading into Integrated Battlespace Operating Centre (IBOC) teams including Strategic Air Command (SAC) and Marshall. At present the team comprises: 2 Civilian Technicians, 1 Royal Air Force TG5 Flight Sergeant, and 2 Royal Air Force TG5 Chief technicians. You will be joining the team as a Mechanical Engineer.


In this role, you will be entrusted with:
* Large ground based Radome systems
* HF curtain antenna systems
* Guyed masts and Towers
* Designed and used Lifting Equipment
* Developed and implemented a broad range of SSOW for the Equipment types listed
* The aptitude to comprehend whether the safety of equipment's may be compromised and developed remedies
* The aptitude to recognise when a higher level of specialist is essential in resolving safety matters.
* Managed Equipment safety, or supported others in doing so
* The ability to use CAD for mechanical and field engineering designs
* A working knowledge of standards used in the design of the listed Equipment types
* Practitioner knowledge of PUWER, LOLER, WAH Regs

What you will be assessed against

To be successful with your application you must demonstrate that you meet the following essential criteria:

* A relevant Level 4 Mechanical Engineering qualification, which includes a Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship.
* Experience of providing technical advice and leading the delivery of successful engineering outcomes.
* Wide ranging depth and breadth of Mechanical Design experience and competency, related to the key responsibilities listed.
* Experience with PUWER, LOLER, WAH and CDM regulations.

It will also benefit your application if you are able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:

In addition to the responsibilities above, the following technical competencies and behaviours will be assessed at interview:

* Technical Risk Management - Practitioner
* Complies with Systems Safety requirements - Practitioner
* Changing and improving
* Communicating and influencing

What's in it for you?

Please note, our salary bands are under review and may increase. If the outcome of the review results in an increase in the minimum salary and your salary offer falls below the new minimum, your salary will be increased to the new amount from your contracted start date. If the new minimum is less than the salary you are offered, the original salary offer will be retained.

We're exploring future ways of working with a flexible and a family-friendly approach in mind. This means that successful candidates may be offered the option of hybrid working, combining working at home with working at their contractual location. Further information relevant to hybrid working will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post, to find a balance that suits your needs and those of the organisation. Please note that employees are responsible for meeting the cost of their travel to and from work when attending site.


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Other