Location Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland
Job-type Full time
Salary £35k - 50k per year

Position: Supportability Engineer

Location: Edinburgh

Industry: Defence

Contract: Permanent 

Salary: Negotiable 



This is an exciting opportunity to join a world leading engineering organisation and one of the key players in Aerospace, Defence and Security, as a Supportability Engineer. Based out of Edinburgh, with considerable  flexible working, the successful Supportability Engineer will join a talented multi-discipline team tasked with the design and development of next generation products by undertaking the following:

  • Working with the design teams to ensure requirements for product reliability, failure detection / isolation and in service support requirements are adequately captured.
  • Analysing and estimating the operational reliability of equipment designs.
  • Interogating functional block diagrams, equipment drawings and, circuit diagrams to identify failure mechanisms and determine preventative actions.
  • Determining maintenance tasks, times and frequency. Defining Built-In-Test Strategy and verifying achieved capability. Analysing Failure Data, estimating cost of failure and determining root cause.
  • Identifying equipment hazards and mitigation action to prevent injury or environmental impacts.
  • Modelling through life costs.

The business offers a number of benefits including, but not limited to, a monthly car allowance, 25 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days), continuous learning and development and flexible working.


Responsibilities of a Supportability Engineer

  • Engaging with the Integrated Project Teams to deliver Reliability, Maintainability and Testability (RM&T) analysis work packages.
  • Using a variety of analytical techniques and procedures to perform RM&T analysis on integrated systems.
  • Working closely with systems, mechanical, software, RF and electronics engineers to identify and avoid real support related problems on complex systems, before they reach the Customer.
  • Use your engineering talent to grow and develop the supportability community and core skills base.
  • Contribute to continuous process/procedural improvements to help drive out the cost and consequences of failure.
  • Understanding the Customers' operational needs to help guide the development of equipment capable of meeting the needs of future operational environments.


Supportability Engineer Skills/Qualifications

  • Degree Educated within Engineering or Science based degree.
  • Experience within defence or related industry.
  • Familiarity with the following would be beneficial: PTC Windchill Quality Solutions; Reliasoft; OPUS; Simlox; Matlab / Simulink; Jira and Python