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Navigation Field Engineer

JS147 –Navigation Field Engineer   

Location:  Faslane 

Salary:  £26,000 - £32,000 

Overview: 

This role is responsible for assisting the Navigation Engineering team in providing technical engineering, analysis, and fault finding support to the Royal Navy for the Navigation subsystem of the SWS during the in port support period. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide engineering support for SSBN and shore based SWS Navigation systems and equipment.
  • Acknowledged as having deep expertise in one subsystem - Navigation.
  • Work as a fully integrated member of the SWS Navigation Team, this involves travel to other UK and USA.

    To go to sea for short periods as and when required.
  • Conduct corrective, preventative maintenance, contractor level fault isolation and evaluation of data for the Navigation Sub-system.
  • Provide technical assessment, advice and support to line management, customer and other stakeholders to ensure that the customer needs are met.
  • Assist the Navigation Associate Manager in the compilation of presentations, evaluation reports and technical submissions in support of customer and stakeholder meetings.

    Attend such meetings as required.
  • Attend meetings, technical exchanges, programme reviews & other information exchange meetings as assigned. 
  • Provide technical guidance to E2 engineers.  
  • Attend required facility (SWSB, RNAD(C)) training, Weapon System training and Submarine Escape training as assigned and as required.
  • Assist in the planning & conduct of training support including the execution of training, development & maintenance of training materials when assigned.

Skills and Qualifications:


  • Experience in electronic and computer systems engineering.
  • Good working knowledge of SWS subsystems and engineering practices.
  • Good working knowledge of all Navigation subsystem and support equipment.
  • HNC or equivalent in electronics or completed a recognised engineering apprenticeship.
  • Experience of Mircosoft Office Software suite.
  • An awareness of UNIX/Red Hat operating systems.
  • Ability to fault find and conduct routine maintenance on electronic and processor based systems.
  • Familiar with the SSI program and upcoming improvements to the Navigation system.

Location:  Faslane 

Salary:  £26,000 - £32,000