SWS Fire Control Field Engineer

City of Bristol
18 Oct 2017
15 Nov 2017
Clearance Level
BPSS, DBS, DV, None / Undisclosed, SC
Job Type

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin UK – Strategic Systems (LMUK SS) is the single contractor providing specialist Waterfront In-Service Support to the Royal Navy's Trident Strategic Weapon System (SWS). The company plays a supporting role in the operational readiness of the nation's nuclear deterrent on board the Vanguard class Trident Submarines and provides the Ministry of Defence (MoD) with safe, efficient and responsive support. LMUK SS, as part of the ABL Alliance with AWE and Babcock, are now responsible for the management of operations at the Royal Naval Armaments Depot Coulport (RNAD(C)). Supporting the joint US and UK submarine design efforts in New London Connecticut and Barrow-in–Furness.

Specific Job Description

A vacancy has arisen within LMUK SS for an SWS Fire Control Field Engineer to work as an integral member of the MoD Strategic Weapons Project Team (SWPT).  The post holder would be responsible to the SWS Programmes Manager (South).  Please contact us for more information on the location of this vacancy.

The successful candidate will:

  • Work as a fully integrated member of the SWPT Targeting Systems team
  • Conduct routine preventative maintenance and corrective maintenance on the Fire Control Subsystem and Simulation System
  • Represent and assist with the management various SWPT and LMUK SS technical and programme meetings
  • Liaise with internal/external organisations under the direction of SWPT
  • Have an understanding and respect the need for confidentiality
  • Provide daily liaison communications between LMUK SS teams at Devonport, SWSB, TTF and Abbey Wood
  • Assist with the Project Management of various modifications to the Fire Control Subsystem

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Excellent working knowledge of the SWS Fire Control Subsystem and support equipment
  • Excellent understanding of SWS Fire Control operational documentation
  • Good working knowledge of both 1st and 2nd level SWS Fire Control documentation
  • Have a working knowledge of Project and Risk disciplines
  • Clear and concise written communication skills
  • Ability to orally communicate clearly and effectively at all levels
  • Be IT literate in the most common PC based systems
  • Be flexible and adaptable while still maintaining good attention to detail
  • Be enthusiastic, motivated, reliable, show initiative and be able to work to deadlines

Desired skills, qualifications and experience

  • Experience of the Polaris Sales Agreement and its background
  • Knowledge of the Strategic Weapons Project Team
  • Knowledge of the US Strategic Systems Programmes department

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