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Senior Field Service Engineer (454jc)

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Location: Greenford
Region: London and South East
Salary: £ Competitive
Vacancy type: Permanent
Sectors: Electronics, Engineering, Naval
Placed by: Ex-Mil Recruitment
Our Client has an exciting opportunity for an engineer experienced in the maintenance and support of complex sonar and electro-optical systems.

You will be responsible for supporting the Company’s products in service, ensuring their customers are able to achieve mission success 24/7/365, anywhere in the world. You will be a highly visible presence in front of their customers, leading trials, installation and support activities on board UK Royal Navy and export navy vessels across a global environment.
No two days at the Company are the same, and you will have the opportunity to develop your practical skills within the maritime & underwater warfare domain, and grow your career in a fast paced, rapidly expanding, area of the defence sector.

Key Responsibilities:
As a customer-facing representative of the Company, you will be responsible for:
• Leading and executing pre-fit surveys, equipment installations, removal and disposal and defect rectification work of their electro-optical and sonar systems
• Conducting setting-to-work and presenting the Company’s equipment for installation inspections, harbour acceptance trials and sea acceptance trials
• Overseeing and managing the work of third-party contractors and other Company staff to ensure successful completion of integration, installation trials, evaluation and acceptance
• Planning and executing trials on-land and at-sea
• Supporting factor acceptance tests and training development work
• Producing field visit reports following the conclusion of field activities
• Working in the field, including overseas, at short notice and during unsociable hour

Skills, Qualification and Experience
A trustworthy and dependable individual, you will have experience of:
• Working on-board naval vessels, preferably as a Royal Navy Senior Rate or Warrant Officer
• Diagnosing and correcting electrical and electronic faults
• The maintenance of complex electrical systems with an appreciation of mechanical systems
• Leading and working ‘hands on’ during installation, integration, testing and trials
• Writing reports and communicating the outcomes of work to both technical and non-technical personnel
• Dealing with difficult stakeholders and working under pressure to achieve challenging deadlines

Personal Attributes
A dedicated and hard-working individual, who is willing to go the extra mile to support the customers, you will have:
A positive and enthusiastic attitude with the ability to act as an ambassador for the Company
A flexible approach to work, with the willingness to work unsociable hours at short notice, including overseas work and work at-sea
Good communication skills (verbal and written). In particular, the ability to write concise reports of field work undertaken
The ability to work under pressure and manage the expectations of challenging stakeholders
Eligible for security clearance to a minimum of Security Check (SC) level with no caveats
Full driving license with the willingness to travel to customer sites (fly and/or drive) in the UK and overseas as required

Benefits
In return the Company offers a competitive salary, bonus scheme based on company profit/cash targets, 25 days’ holiday with the option to buy additional 5 days, a flexible Company benefits scheme you can tailor to suit your needs, competitive Pension scheme with Life Assurance, flexible start/finish times, a confidential Employee Support Helpline, free car parking

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