Integration Trials Engineer
Would you like to be involved in developing and delivering the Combat System (CS) integration trials programme for the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 Frigate? We currently have a vacancy for an Integration Trials Engineer
As an integration trials engineer in the T26 Combat Systems Integration Trials Team you will be able to help establish and conduct the Combat System integration trials plans and procedures to be used at the Land Based Integration Facility and throughout the construction of each Type 26 platform, initially based at Portsdown Technology Park and then moving to Scotstoun as the build develops
The Integration Trials Engineer will provide engineering expertise and experience to the T26 Combat Systems Trials programme supporting the installation, setting to work, trials and acceptance of the Combat System. This will include the development of, conduct, analysis of and support to Combat System Equipment integration, acceptance, assurance and de-risking activities to be conducted at the Land Based Integration Facility, Supplier’s sites, in Scotstoun and on-board the ships
This role is an ideal development opportunity in Combat Systems Engineering and Integration.
Your main responsibilities as an Integration Trials Engineer will involve:
Generate, deliver and review Acceptance and Integration Trials documentation. This will include the research and inclusion of previous platform integration packages and the ‘pull through’ of information as necessary
Undertake the preparations for, conduct of, analysis and formal reporting of acceptance and integration trials to demonstrate the integration requirements associated with individual CS equipment and ensuring their operation within the context of the wider Combat System
Conduct CS interface fault finding, diagnostics and testing to ensure continuity of signal path on system interface cables
Support Delivery Managers and wider Trials team through the provision of specialist engineering expertise as required
Your skills and qualifications:
Knowledge of Combat System Equipment used in the maritime environment and some experience of system integration and trials
Previous experience of Maritime External Communications systems in a trials and /or operational environment is preferred
Ability to generate Integration Trials documentation from Requirements, Interface Specifications and other Supplier documentation
Ability to conduct CS Trials Schedules, then analyse and report results.
What we're looking for in you:
You will be self-motivated and organised whilst possessing strong communication skills. You will also have a pro-active attitude to work and be able to encourage others whilst working within a team. You should be able to solve problems and be flexible and willing to embrace change
Location : This post will be based at the Portsdown Technology Park for 2 years (until 2021), then it will transfer to Scotstoun for integration activities in the First of Class build programme
Salary – Competitive
Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.
In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.