Trainee Project Engineer

Ultra Electronics
01 Feb 2018
16 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Ultra Electronics, Communication & Integrated Systems (Ultra CIS) is one of the larger UK based Ultra businesses and is operationally run as four business units: Information Assurance, Secure Communications, EWST and Surveillance & Security Systems. These business units are underpinned by a shared services structure which incorporates finance, HR, operations and communications. Across Ultra CIS we provide encryption, network protection, automated payments, tactical and commercial communications and telemetry systems, covert and mobile surveillance systems and situational awareness technology to defence, public sector and commercial customers worldwide.

Job Purpose:
To support the project & service engineering departments to deliver projects & services to time cost and quality.

Scope / dimensions:
Working within small teams of 5 or less to deliver projects to the offshore oil & gas, Air Traffic Management, coastal surveillance and military markets, with values ranging from £50k to £15M.

Key Responsibilities:
• Take direction from the Project Managers and team leaders to meet the company needs.
• Support the Project & Service Engineering departments to deliver projects and Services to time cost and quality.
• Undertake unit and PCB testing in support of project and service engineering requirements.
• Provide support to the Project Engineers in the acceptance testing of customer systems.
• Adhere to change control processes to ensure project configuration management is maintained at all times.
• Ensure to adhere to engineering best practice at all times.
• Adhere to all relevant H&S legislation.
• Manage security of information as defined in the Security manual.

Knowledge, Skills and Experience:
• Good PC and networking knowledge.
• AutoCAD skills.
• Microsoft Office Competent

• HNC Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
• Network+ / A+ Certification (Beneficial)
• MCSA/MCSE (Beneficial)
• Ability to obtain SC Clearance (Essential)


Technical Learning
Learns new skills and gains knowledge quickly, whether in context of products, technology or the company’s operation.

Time Management
Uses his / her time effectively and efficiently; values time, concentrates efforts on the more important priorities; gets more done in less time than others; can attend to a broader range of activities.

Action Orientated
Enjoys working hard; action orientated and full of energy for things he/she sees as challenging; not afraid of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.

Boss relationships
Responds and relates well to bosses; would work harder for a good boss; is open to learning from bosses who are good coaches and who provide latitude; likes to learn from those who have been there before; easy to challenge and develop; is comfortably coachable.

Career Ambition
Knows what he/she wants from a career and actively works on it; is career knowledgeable; makes things happen for self; markets self for opportunities; doesn’t wait for others to open doors.

Integrity and Trust
Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn’t misrepresent him/herself for personal gain.

Learning on the Fly
Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change; analyzes both successes and failures for clues to improvement; experiments and will try anything to find solutions; enjoys the challenge of unfamiliar tasks; quickly grasps the essence and the underlying structure of anything.

Pursues everything with energy, drive, and a need to finish; seldom gives up before finishing, especially in the face of resistance or setbacks.

Looks to improve and compensate for weaknesses; uses different approaches for different situations.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we cannot acknowledge or respond to all applications. If you have not heard from us within 14 days, please assume you have, unfortunately, not been successful

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