Configuration Engineer

  • Location

    Portsmouth, Hampshire

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    Up to £22.00 per hour

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    Stephen Slade

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Location: Portsmouth

Rate: £22.00/hr

Duration: 6 months


Responsible for maintaining the data within the MOD nominated MRDB (Master Record Data Base) (currently SSDD - Surface Ship Definition Database) application against approved source material. The role will include engagement with the Maritime Surface Ship stakeholder community to resolve data conflicts and gaps in provision of the required source material to meet the Configuration Status Accounting Service provision.

The role includes ensuring self-management of undertaking tasks against priorities in processing the source data material to meet customer key performance indicators.

The work of the MRDC (Ships) will contribute to ensuring that the necessary systems and equipment - including the associated maintenance and spares information - are available when and where they are required to meet RN and RFA demand.


You will be accountable to the Configuration Team Leader - MRDC for the conduct of his/hers duties in meeting the principle tasks and responsibilities and your key accountability will be to ensure the data input, held and updated in the SSDD meets the requirements of KPI 2 (Priority Screening Tasks), i.e. completed within the requisite timescales.

Principal Tasks

  • You will be required to carry out screening (extract of relevant data) across a range of source material, including drawings, parts lists, specifications, design solutions, etc. and enter/update the data as required to maintain the Ship Fit Definitions on SSDD.
  • Ensure all tasks both core and new tasks undertaken are conducted in accordance with the project procedures and quality plan, and look to identify efficiency improvements, issues and resolutions.
  • Provide assistance to and carry out when necessary (within level of competence) activities undertaken by other Configuration Engineers.
  • Undertake ship visits to support configuration audits as required.
  • Ensure when updating SSDD that cognisance is taken of potential impact on all SSDD data interfaces identified in Outputs and interfaces schedule.
  • Prepare process documentation and stakeholder engagement reports where required within your area of responsibility.
  • Attend internal and customer meetings when required to discuss and report on progress and issues in your area of responsibility.
  • Update procedures & reports on the MRDC Team Sharepoint site.
  • Ensure compliance with the company SHE management system, demonstrating safe behaviours and integrating SHE into all aspects of your work as a routine.

Previous Experience

A good knowledge and experience of working with MoD Business processes and procedures appertaining to Surface Ship Through-life Support, Health & Safety and Quality requirements, excellent communication skills at all levels and a working knowledge of IT tools (Sharepoint and Microsoft Office)


ONC or equivalent engineering academic qualification with suitable experience in engineering.

For further information and to discuss further, please contact Stephen Slade on 0161 924 3959