Network Systems Engineer (SC Cleared)

  • Location

    Fareham, Hampshire

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  • Salary:

    £350 - £425 per day

  • Contact:

    Harriet Hughes

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Please note: Current/active SC clearance (used within the last 12 months) is required due to project timescales.

Our Client requires an SC cleared resource to undertake specialist projects, primarily the delivery of new AIS Base Stations. Other project related tasks will include configuration, change requests, system testing, problem analysis, performance and availability management and system recovery for a range of mission critical infrastructure and systems.

  • Configure the AIS base stations and arrange deployment to multiple hilltop radio sites
  • Assist in-house team in the SCCM deployment for the Windows 10 major update to 146 workstations
  • Install and update latest critical security updates to 146 workstations
  • Decommission 150 legacy workstations, this should safe disposal and removal of hardware from the asset register
  • Reduce the blue light application open calls


  • Must have experience of routing and processing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) messages.
  • Must have current active SC Clearance
  • Flexibility to travel to any one of our national locations if required.
  • Active Directory and Windows Server administration using 2008, 2012 and 2016 server operating systems, including DNS, DHCP and Group Policy.
  • Knowledge of LAN/WAN configuration and protocols including IP Subnetting, vlans, Spanning Tree, GRE, IKE/IPSEC, VoIP and multicast
  • Ability to exchange information with peers, stakeholders and service providers to explain complex issues in day to day language for non-technical staff.
  • Ability to analyse service requests, incidents and problems, explore options and suggest courses of action.
  • Ability to diagnose incidents and problems passed to us by 3rd Party Triage Team, recording and managing these events within the Incident Management System
  • Administration and support of Windows 7 and Windows10 desktops. First and Second-line hardware fault diagnosis (cabling, switches, routers and firewalls - predominantly Cisco based, but some Juniper included).
  • Knowledge of enterprise management tools such as Cisco Security Manager, Cisco Wireless LAN Controller, Cisco Prime Infrastructure and VMWare vSphere and SCCM packaging.
  • Experience of working and providing technical support in an Emergency Services or Critical Infrastructure Environment.
  • Windows server administration using VMWare / vSphere. Knowledge of ITIL processes to at least version 3.
  • Knowledge of PKI infrastructure within a Windows environment.

Network Systems Engineer (SC Cleared), AIS, Automatic Identification Systems, Maritime, Marine, Coastline, Radio, Workstation, Configuration, Change Request, System Testing, Problem Analysis, Availability Management, System Recovery, Deployment, Blue Light, Active Directory, AD, Windows Server, DNS, DHCP, Group Policy, LAN, WAN, Subnetting, Spanning Tree, GRE, IKE, IPSEC, VoIP, Multicast, Incident Management, Administration, Windows 7, Windows 10, Hardware Fault Diagnosis, Cabling, Switches, Router, Firewall, Cisco, Juniper, Security Manager, Wireless LAN Controller, Prime Infrastructure, VMWare, vSphere, SCCM, Emergency Services, Critical Infrastructure, ITIL, PKI