Weapons/Systems Engineer

Outsource UK
13 Oct 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Weapons/Systems Engineer - Navy, Integration

A Weapons Systems Engineer experience is required to work on a three month contract with the possibility of extension for our Defence client based in Portsmouth.

This is an initial 3 month contract with a leading UK defence business.

Overview of the Weapons/Systems Engineer contract role

In country engineering support for Saudi Mid Life Update of AJ Class SRMH to deliver defined tasks within the weapons engineering (WE) programme of work for the MLU Project.

This will include defect rectification, the installation of modifications, systems commissioning and presentation for acceptance. To ensure that engineering information is fed through to line management to enable key engineering related risks and opportunities to be fully recognised and managed for projects (including emergent work, defects, modifications, integration and safety risks).

Key skills required for the Weapons/Systems Engineer

  • Experience of repair, maintenance and integration of ship WE systems and equipment
  • Good technical knowledge of naval platforms and WE systems.
  • Broad WE systems engineering background, with working knowledge of lead discipline (WE) engineering. The ability to quickly understand emergent issues resulting from system commissioning and systems of system integration, overseeing the sentencing and where appropriate resolution of these issues at the necessary levels (II through to whole-ship system commissioning).
  • An in depth knowledge across Naval Weapons Engineering equipment and systems.
  • A good knowledge of current RN Naval engineering practices. A good understanding of vessel refit programmes & planned maintenance activities. Commissioning expertise, fault diagnosis and defect identification on WE systems in support of effective programme execution. Experience of systems and equipment presentation for testing & trials.
  • Commissioning Engineer with good breadth and depth of experience in RN ships as well as good experience of maintenance and material state issues. Specific relevant knowledge of Sandown Class SRMH's would be a distinct advantage.

The role is based in Portsmouth, Hampshire - commutable from Southampton, Cowes, Isle of Wight, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Basingstoke, Guildford, Aldershot, Crawley, Horsham, Brighton, Worthing, Chichester

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