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A defence engineer designs, assembles and restores military vehicles and equipment. Defence engineering tends to be a team project, and most engineers will work in a team of professional engineers, who have a variety of specialities.

Defence engineering is a broad sector and work concentrates around many discipline including:

• Software development
• Hardware and electronics
• Mechanical and electrical engineering
• Systems engineering
• Research and development
• Ergonomics

An incorporated defence engineer specialises in the day-to-day administration and management of engineering operations. At chartered level, a defence engineer would have a more strategic role, developing new ideas. With experience, both incorporated and chartered defence engineer may be promoted into a senior management position, working as a consultant for particular fields of defence

Responsibilities & Skills

A defence engineer will have a keen and comprehensive knowledge of defence issues. Responsible for the design on new defence equipment, the job entails maintaining the equipment and risk management as well.
The role of a defence engineer varies depending on if the role is civil, mechanical, electronic or software engineering. However, the core skills include:
- Excellent math, science and IT skills
- The ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly, and the ability to analyse large amounts of data and assess solution
- Confident decision-making ability
- Excellent communication skills
- Willingness to travel
- Good team-working skills and the ability to work within budgets and to deadlines.

Required Qualifications

  • At least five GCSEs (A-C) and two or three A levels, including math and a science subject or a BTEC or a HNC/HND
  • A Bachelor of Engineering degree (BEng) or Masters degree (MEng)

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