ESS Avionics Technical Support

Lincoln | Aviation

We currently have a vacancy for an Engineering Support System (ESS) Technical Support Engineer

There is an exciting and challenging role opening within the Typhoon Total Availability enterprise (TyTAN) to deliver and maintain ESS to the RAF customer through In-Service Support, Capability Upgrades, and Continuous Improvements. Working as part of the ESS Technical Support Engineering Team under the Technical Information Manager for TyTAN, the successful candidate will work towards providing customer support and guidance across forward and depth maintenance operations, and assisting the deployed RAF community to ensure continued Operations.

Through the effective utilisation of subject matter knowledge (Avionics) and experience, you will support the delivery of Technical Services problem resolution service outputs at strategic and tactical levels, to enable the maximisation of operational efficiency and minimisation of costs.

The role holder may be required to carry out additional or alternative tasks from time to time, subject to holding the appropriate qualifications

Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the following:

  • Co-ordinate, develop and produce the technical solutions to enable defects and damage to be rectified to an officially recognised standard.
  • Draft, develop and produce applicable airworthiness instructions on behalf of an authorised DE&S Engineering Authority or Mil CAM. Ensure any issues are identified and escalated appropriately.
  • Identify trends and make recommendations for amendments to the Operator Maintenance Programme.
  • Work with Design Organisations and OEMs, Maintenance Tasking & Verification, Part 145 organisation(s), Reliability & Maintenance Programmes and all other key stakeholders, in order to deliver the required standards of Continuing Airworthiness and contract delivery.
  • Review and report on the effectiveness of Technical Enquiry management, including feedback to Design Organisations and Suppliers, across all responsible maintenance locations. Ensure any trends are identified and escalated, as appropriate.

The Individual


  • Experienced generalist applies understanding within and across a professional area of knowledge, including how solutions are developed and implemented. Self-sufficient in all common aspects of Technical Services.
  • Fully understands the implications of the advice and guidance provided.
  • Undertakes the more complex professional work of an area, provides a service to the Technical Services team.
  • Recent in-depth experience, to a level appropriate for their role, within a Maintenance & Support environment of a military aircraft, including direct experience of supporting or maintaining fleets of aircraft, including technical management, planning or scheduling.
  • Understands the Regulatory Framework and its applicability to the Technical Services processes and activities.
  • Able to build good relationships with Customers, Part 145 Organisation(s) , OEMs, Suppliers and other key stakeholders' personnel.
  • Have operational knowledge and understanding of the platform contract(s), the fleet's performance and the business key performance metrics.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Reliability Programmes and the impact of their findings on the Operator Maintenance Programme.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Fleet Planning, Maintenance Tasking & Verification and Demand Management.

Desirable skills:

  • Experience and knowledge of the Typhoon weapon system
  • Understanding of the Resolve toolset.
  • Understanding of ESS.

The Umbrella rate quoted above is the Gross Umbrella rate (i.e. the rate we pay to the Umbrella Company inclusive of ALL employment costs). Please note, the rate paid by the Umbrella will be less, as will a Limited Deemed rate or Agency PAYE rate. Please get in touch to discuss the rates via these different payment vehicles.


This role will require the person to hold full Security Clearance (SC) prior to working onsite. You will need to obtain a BPSS check as part of this process. You must currently hold or be eligible and willing to obtain SC. In addition, this role involves direct and/or indirect access to ITAR Material which means there are restrictions on dual nationals. Therefore you must hold a British Nationality to apply for this role. If you are unsure as to whether you are eligible, please contact me to discuss.

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