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Graduate Supportability Engineer

  • Basildon,
  • Competitive

Do you want to work on real-time projects alongside leading scientists and engineers within a globally renowned company?

Leonardo’s Graduate Programme develops promising young graduates into engineers and business professionals of the future.

As a Leonardo Graduate Supportability Engineer you will have the opportunity to embark upon a wide and varied career, as Supportability Engineering covers areas such as Training, Integrated Logistic Support, Technical Publications and also Field Support Services. Within each of these disciplines you will interface with internal and external customers to provide complex technical advice in support of multi million pound projects worldwide.

The MOD places a high emphasis on supportability throughout the Acquisition and Sustainability phases therefore Supportability Engineers are required to support all Leonardo projects and can influence areas such as Through life Support, Spares, Design and Cost. Within this discipline your opinion and insight will be respected and sought after making you a valuable member of the engineering community

Through the Graduate Development programme you will work closely with experienced Supportability Engineers who will provide you with the support and tools required to enable you to progress through all the disciplines.

Leonardo is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable ’smart’ solutions. We are globally renowned and are continually expanding, offering exciting opportunities to talented graduates who want to work at the forefront of our technology. With the majority of our engineers having chartered status, you can look forward to working with highly skilled professionals that are passionate about their work.

Our 2 year Graduate Programme

On joining the Leonardo graduate programme, you will unlock a wealth of development opportunities and further learning. You will receive mentoring, coaching and support to achieve your personal goals and accreditation from your professional body. 

At Leonardo, we have some of the Industry’s most sophisticated technology at our fingertips, and we rely on having the very best employees to maintain our competitive edge. As one of our graduates, you will be working for a company at the cutting edge of technology, as well as enhancing your skills and business acumen, opening up your horizons to the diverse and dynamic ways in which your degree can be used.

We have created a programme across our UK sites that value those who continuously ask questions and look to resolve problems through creative and innovative thinking. We will demand a high degree of customer focus and work performance from you in order to meet our operational challenges.

Key Responsibility Areas

  • Strive to develop an understanding of the tools utilised by Supportability Engineers by attending both internal and external courses.
  • Ensuring that the current capability meets the program needs and delivers the future capability required by the business.
  • Working closely with the Supportability Engineers and Projects to continuously improve programme performance and identify future opportunities.
  • Contribute in supporting bid submissions in both technical input and review, whilst providing input in both the team's discussions and decision making processes.
  • Become conversant with a wide range of military standards and practices as directed by the Project Lead.
  • Be prepared to work within numerous disciplines across the breadth of Supportability Engineering

Skills, Qualifications & Knowledge Required

  • You must be able to satisfy the necessary security clearance for the role applied for and meet a minimum of 5 years permanent residency in the UK.
  • All our roles require predicted minimum of an upper second class honours degree in a relevant discipline such as Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Management, Computer & Network Technology or Project Design & Development or a higher degree such as a MEng, MSc. or PhD.
  • Has an understanding that the boundaries are always moving and with a desire to keep learning and contribute as a team 
  • A constructive innovator in his/her own right.
  • Possess an ability to communicate clearly to negotiate and listen. 

What’s in it for me?

Leonardo values its people and we reward commitment with a competitive remuneration and flexible benefits package including:

  • Competitive starting salary & welcome bonus
  • Accommodation Allowance (subject to eligibility) & 3 performance related pay reviews within the 2 years
  • Generous holiday entitlement and flexible working arrangements
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Healthcare
  • Employee discounts with selected suppliers, including gym membership
  • Discounted coffee bar & restaurants at each site 
  • Free parking
Our Assessment dates run from November 2018 to April 2019 and roles WILL be closed once offered

Don’t delay – these roles attract high competition so APPLY NOW to avoid disappointment.

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