Technical Services Engineer Job Search Specialist at Met Police


Salary: £35,844 to £40,731 plus location allowance of £1,639. Your starting salary will be £35,844. Progression to the band max of £40,731 will be in incremental progression.

Location: Southwark and Lambeth

Support frontline operations against terrorism

To protect London, we need all kinds of people, with all kinds of skills. As a Technical Engineer within our Specialized Research Technical Services (SSTS) team, you will use your talents to support critical counter-terrorism operations. We will support you with training and resources to enable you to play your part in keeping Capital communities safe. If this area of ​​policing interests you, come join our team of experts.

You will be part of the Threat Mitigation Technologies section within the specialized Research Technical Services team; an enabling function for all sorts of activities associated with counter-terrorism policing. In this vital function, you will work closely with officers and fellow engineers to deliver a range of technical capabilities; this could include support for a number of areas such as weapons detection technologies and explosive trace detection (ETD), technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM), ray systems X and other search and detection techniques. This is a varied and interesting role where you will be operationally deployed to external locations around London to support proactive and reactive operations, as well as performing office functions, such as procurement, modification, testing and operation of a range of systems under the supervision of a chief engineer.

We are looking for proven engineering or scientific experience and a relevant qualification in a STEM field. You should also have a working knowledge of the principles of chemical or radiological detection, the electromagnetic spectrum or radio frequency communication systems. Whatever your background, you will need to be comfortable working independently and as part of a team, and you must have the confidence and communication skills to deal with all types of people.

Job description:

Reporting to a Senior Engineering Technician (Band N) within the Specialized Search Technical Services (SSTS) team, you will work operationally with other engineers and police to provide a range of technical capabilities to support the counter-terrorism police in London. You will need a background in electronics, electromechanical engineering or a science discipline to support capabilities such as but not limited to weapons detection technologies, explosives trace detection (ETD), technical surveillance countermeasures (TSCM: counter-eavesdropping), X-ray systems and other search and detection techniques.

Our employee commitments

Counter Terrorism Policing aims to create an inclusive and welcoming atmosphere and culture and an environment where all of our employees feel a strong sense of belonging and are able to reach their full potential. Where any group or individual can be and feel respected, supported and valued to fully participate in and contribute to our mission of “working to protect people from terrorism”.

Inclusion, diversity and equality are at the heart of our approach to making the makeup of counter-terrorism police more representative of the communities we serve. As the fight against terrorism is rooted in local policing, to meet the complex challenges of policing today, applications from all communities are therefore essential and encouraged. Counter-terrorism policing as a network is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities and people with long-term health conditions have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve their aspirations”.

The Counter Terrorism Police is committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We welcome and encourage applications from candidates who are looking for flexible work arrangements, including part-time work or job sharing. In addition, this role has been reviewed following the learning of the work during the Covid pandemic and can be exercised in an agile manner. As a first step, please contact the vacancy holder to discuss how these arrangements could be made (if applicable).

Recruitment in the counter-terrorism police is open to all, but we want to positively support young people in service to join our specialized environment.

Please click on the link below to view an online candidate information package that will give you an overview of the Metropolitan Police Service, the competency framework we use that shapes our daily work behaviors, the process of application and a host of other information, which will help you inform and support your application:

Click the apply now button below and start your Met careerRopolitan police service. Applications will be made via a detailed CV, a personal statement and an online application form. Your personal statement should include examples of your personal approach, actions and results and should be approximately 1750 words. Given the job description for which you are applying, please describe how your current skills, experience and knowledge make you suitable for this position. Please refer to the Metropolitan Police Service Values ​​and Competencies Framework and describe how your approach to your previous employment/experiences meets the standards set for our organization. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Complete applications must be submitted by August 9, 2022.

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

As a Disability Engaged and Confident Employer, The Met is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunity to fulfill their potential and achieve their aspirations. .


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