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SWS Navigation Engineer

Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
£45,000 to £49,000
Job Type
1 Sep 2022
SWS Navigation Engineer Barrow-in-Furness Brief The successful candidate will become an integral member of the team, providing SWS Navigation subject matter expertise to support the Strategic Weapons Test Organisation (SWTO) at Barrow-in-Furness. This combined team will be responsible for the build, test and commissioning of the Strategic Weapon System being installed in the new Dreadnought Class submarines. You will provide extensive and in depth SWS experience supporting of the testing, commissioning and setting to work of the Strategic Weapons System. What do we offer in return? We'll provide you with meaningful work that will allow you to grow your skills and enhance your career, but equally important to us is that you enjoy a strong work life balance as well. That's why we offer flexible work schedules and a comprehensive benefits suite to enable you to live a healthy fulfilling life at and outside of work. Our 9-day working fortnight is a particular favourite amongst the team, giving you every other Friday off, to spend more time doing the things you enjoy! What the role entails: Some of the main duties of the SWS Navigation Engineer will include: Proven experience in SWS Navigation Systems Engineering (Weapons Systems) , Support and Documentation Documentation review Test procedure reporting Defect isolation and rectification Good communications and interpersonal skills Ability to build and maintain customer relationships with the confidence to debate technical issues with both Customer and Design Authority Willing to travel to other UK sites and the US for development and training SC clearance will be required to perform this role Our ideal candidate will have direct experience of SSBN SWS Navigation systems (Submarines, Navy, Navigation Supervisor) however we are also open to applications from Weapons Systems Navigation Engineering from RAF and MOD backgrounds. What experience you need to be the successful SWS Navigation Engineer: Proven experience in Navigation Systems and support equipment Good working knowledge Navigation documentation Navigation Submarine / Ship interfaces ideally but would look at other Weapons Navigation Systems (i.e RAF, MOD) Ability to build and maintain customer relationships with the confidence to debate technical issues with both Customer and Design Authority Pro-active approach to providing solutions to emergent challenges Excellent fault-finding skills and knowledge of sound fault-finding techniques Ability to take ownership of tasks as delegated Ability to demonstrate exceptional attention to detail Possess a willingness to conduct detached travel whilst undergoing specialist tailored training and experiential learning opportunities. This may include protracted periods on secondment throughout the UK or to the US. This really is a fantastic opportunity for a SWS Navigation Engineer to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out! If you are interested in applying for this SWS Navigation Engineer position you must eligible for UK security clearance up to SC level. Services advertised by Gold Group are those of an Agency and/or an Employment Business. We will contact you within the next 14 days if you are selected for interview. For a copy of our privacy policy please visit our website
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  • Job Reference: 701338890-2
  • Date Posted: 1 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Gold Group
    Gold Group
  • Location: Barrow-in-furness, Cumbria
  • Salary: £45,000 to £49,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Benefits
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent