Metropolitan Police Service
graduate job
Expires9 days

CBRN Technical Support Engineer

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Help us protect an amazing city

Keeping the capital safe takes all kinds of measures – and all kinds of skills. Right now, we need a CBRN Technical Support Engineer with expertise in Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear detection methods and technologies. It’s a chance to put your talents to good use supporting vital operations across an amazing city. Join us and help protect millions of people.

You’ll be part of the Threat Mitigation Technologies department in our CBRNE Technical Support Team. Working with officers and fellow engineers, you’ll support capabilities including explosives and CBRN detection equipment, Electronic Countermeasures, EOD equipment and Counter Unmanned Aerial Systems technologies. Your work will contribute to both covert and overt operations, and may involve procuring, modifying, testing and operating a range of systems. Join us, and you’ll enjoy a varied and critical role, where you’ll be operating out in the field.

Reporting to a Leading Engineer within the CBRNE Technical Support Team, you will work with other engineers and police officers to provide a range of technical capabilities to support policing in London.

  • The individual is responsible for producing accurate technical information through investigation and analysis.
  • The individual will be required to attend, pass and maintain role specific training.
  • The individual will be required to work operationally in the field, occasionally under their own supervision.
  • The individual will be required to work unsocial and extended hours on occasion.
  • The individual will be required to work as part of an ‘on-call’ rota.
  • The individual will sometimes be required to work in difficult and challenging environments.
  • The individual may be issued a uniform and/or health & safety protective equipment, when they are required to use it; it must be kept smart, tidy, clean and in good condition.
  • The individual will be required to drive Metropolitan Police vehicles.

What we are looking for

  • We’re looking for a background in electronics, electromechanical engineering and/or a scientific discipline (physics and or chemistry).
  • The individual should be able to demonstrate good negotiating skills with equipment suppliers and manufacturers when engaged in procurement activities in order to achieve best value for money.
  • The individual will need to be able to work physically carrying loads, deploying equipment and loading and un-loading vehicles.
  • The individual will require a minimum-security clearance level of SC but in some cases the role may require a higher level of clearance.

Ideally, you’ll have specialist knowledge of an area such as CBRN detection methods, monitoring and analysing the RF spectrum and the ability to communicate technical subject matter to a non-technical audience. Wherever your expertise lies, you’ll be up to speed on counter terrorist search and detection technologies and the principles they’re based on. Plus, you’ll be highly organised and comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

£34,643 - £39,434

plus a location allowance £2,148

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply for an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:

Applications will be via a detailed CV, personal statement and online application form. Your CV personal statement should outline the points stated in the attachment. (NB. Please do not attach two copies of your CV).

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 11 December 2020

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Closing date:  11 December 2020

Expires9 days

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