Network Engineer - Location: Portsmouth (Travel to other UK and Overseas Sites)The successful candidate will be SC Cleared eligible or willing to undergo checks We are actively looking to secure a Network Engineer to join Experis as one of our expert consultants, delivering services to our clients.Experis Consultancy is a Global entity with a well-established team with over 1000 consultants on assignment across 20 clients globally. Our UK operation is growing and has very aggressive plans for expansion over the coming years. We form part of the Manpower group of companies that turn over $20 billion a year collectively.Job DescriptionThis is a new opportunity for an experienced Network Engineer to join a team of dedicated IT professionals to deliver new and exciting IT systems into the Defence environment. Working under a Senior Engineer or Architect, the Network Engineer will lead smaller tasks and take responsibility for the task's technical output. Accountabilities: Proactively work with solution architects and aid in the production of (and/or contributions to) proposals for work (preparation/justification of work programmes/plans/resource estimates)Lead tasks to ensure delivered solution follow the defined design process and governance procedures and processes through design reviewsWork with the technical management team to identify resources required for the task and provide regular progress updates.Uphold quality and deliver solutions to budget and time constraints. Solutions must be delivered fully documented so a high standard of written work is expected.Keep abreast of industry trends and advancements in information technologyBuild and enhance relationships with peers and infrastructure servicesWork within a small to medium sized team and be comfortable taking on new tasks outside of their skill set as required by the business.Be responsible for undertaking project work across the team as required - participation in reference groups, training and research on new functionality etc.Working towards becoming recognised as a Network expert within the businessWillingness to travel within the UK and potentially overseasEssential Knowledge and Skills:In-depth experience of installing and configuring Cisco Routers and Switches, and ideally have experience of Firewall products and network virtualisation technologies (e.g. VMWare NSX)Practical experience in network design, implementation, configuration and testing (ideally CCNA Qualified)Practical experience of routing protocols (BGP, OSPF), compression and acceleration techniquesSpecific skills in network security design, implementation, configuration and testing: Firewalls, Guards, Intrusion Detection, IPSec VPN, Computer / router IA lockdown, IP encryption, VOIPKnowledge of JSP 604 and 440 and associated JSPs would be desirable. The successful candidate will be SC Cleared eligible or willing to undergo checks .If you have the required skills, please submit your profile in the first instance.