ILS Engineer

Ref: ZR_7000_JOB  ·  Posted on 20 May 2022


Are you an ILS Engineer and looking for an exciting new opportunity?

Do you currently work in the defence sector, or want the opportunity to work on exciting UK defence programmes?

Are you looking for Hybrid or remote working opportunities?

My client is an industry leader in all aspects of IT, computer network operations, cyber security and defence and they are at the forefront of the challenge to find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer protection across the entire cyber and defence domain. They are currently transforming their defence and national security capabilities for the Royal Navy, the Royal Air Force and the British Army and wider UK Government.

They are looking for an ILS Engineer to provide Logistic Support Analysis, support, and guidance to help in the delivery of key programmes across the defence sector.  You will be integrated within the Systems Engineering and Safety team, having the opportunity to join a passionate and driven team that will successfully delivery the requirements and components to the end clients within the MOD and defence sector.

My client has a base location in South London, but they are keen to hear from candidates across the country as they have hybrid and remote working opportunities available. They will also be open to putting candidates through the security clearance process prior to starting and will help in every step along the way. Please feel free to get in touch if you would like to learn more about this security clearance check.

If this role meets your requirements, please apply now!!

Key responsibilities
  • Perform Logistic Support Analysis (LSA) tasks:
    • Reliability, Availability and Maintainability (RAM)
    • Failure Modes, Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA) (to inform design)
    • Failure Modes & Effects Analysis (FMEA) (to determine maintenance tasks)
    • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
    • Level Of Repair Analysis (LORA)
    • Verification and Validation (V&V)
    • Life Cycle Costing Analysis (LCCA)
  • Carry out analysis on Supportability for programme deliverables:
    • Identify required spares for replenishment, consumables, base spares and contractual spares
    • Obsolescence
    • NATO codification
    • Packaging, Handling and Transportation (PHS&T)
    • Training
    • Maintenance schedules
    • Disposal issues, detailing hazardous materials/substances or security aspects that impact disposal
  • Carry out analysis to assess the impact of:
  • Changes to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) data and manage the results by collaborating with the relevant engineering teams
  • Configuration changes and manage the results by collaborating with the relevant engineering teams
  • Collaborate and liaise with:
  • Suppliers to obtain relevant ILS information to support deliverables and safety evidence
  • Customers to manage expectations and mitigate ILS related risks
  • Supply Chain, Information Assurance and Mission Assurance and the Production Engineering teams to manage the storage of hardware in a secure manner
  • Engineering teams to contribute to the evaluation of technical options, make timely decisions and provide Subject Matter Expertise
  • Demonstrate the value of ILS engineering to all stakeholders and drive the importance of proactive ILS management techniques:
  • Maintain obsolescence registers, perform obsolescence sweeps and produce ILS reports
  • General Operational Duties
  • Attend Business Management department meetings as required
  • Remain compliant with all applicable Business Management / Command Media Processes and procedures
  • Support the Business Management Director in developing and growing a professional and engaged team
  • Understand and apply all policies, processes and procedures around compliance and governance


Skills & experience
  • Engineering Degree in related discipline or equivalent relevant experience in ILS Engineering
  • Knowledge and application of relevant international standards
  • Knowledge and application of relevant of UK Defence Standards

The client would also like to see some of the below, but this is not essential:

  • Knowledge and experience of ILS application within UK Defence Maritime Surface and Sub-Surface platforms
  • Knowledge and experience of ILS application relating to Control Systems and Software

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

Additional benefits

Our client believes in providing a total value employment package – one that consists of both tangible – competitive compensation, high calibre work, development opportunities – and intangible – commitment to integrity, support for the diversity of its people, contributions to the communities it serves – benefits.

  • Option For Flexible Work Hours
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • Travel Benefits
  • Pension Scheme
  • Paid Leave
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Holiday Buy and Sell
  • Employee Performance Recognition Program
  • Employee Incentive Program
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Professional Development
  • Unlimited Access to Online Learning
  • Wellbeing Program.
  • Employee Assistance Program 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
  • Discount Program

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