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Crucial Recruitment was setup by former military servicemen and we are especially keen to help ex-military personnel find their ideal role.

Our Defence & Aerospace division covers multiple global disciplines across defence including Land, Sea and Air. Our portfolio includes clients in the following areas; EW, COTM, COTP, Crypto, C4ISTAR, HEA, CAS, C2OTM, DSTL, RF, UAV, RWR

We provide our clients with the support they need to secure the best professionals across engineering, commercial and operational functions within the defence sector. We understand that every client’s need is different, we listen and collaborate closely on every single project ensuring a seamless service. We understand the importance and structure of the various levels of security clearance our client base requires, and we boast a global network of candidates on a contract and permanent basis. We attend defence tradeshows across the globe to further cement our network and our understanding of this sector.

For more information, please get in touch with us at 01273 060 025 or email recruitment@crucialgroup.co.uk

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Latest Aerospace & Defence roles

Marketing Manager


Farnborough, Berkshire, United Kingdom

JOB TITLE: Senior Marketing Manager CLIENT: Global business that specialising in solutions for the MoD

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Applying for: Marketing Manager

Salary: £75,000

in: Farnborough, Berkshire, United Kingdom


JOB TITLE: Senior Marketing Manager CLIENT: Global business that specialising in solutions for the MoD


ROLE:  This company are keen to accelerate their presence by targeting key customers in the UK, central eastern and western Europe. A self-starter who has the full marketing mix, excellent communication and strong interpersonal networking skills, you will report directly to stake holders in the USA.


- Strategic Marketing experience (must be able to demonstrate your experience in development and execution of strategic marketing plans) 

- Defense & Space background 

- Self-starter, innovative ideas, experience been there and done it

- Worked with a major corporation with media ad campaigns

- Digital marketing background


Must come from a Defense & Space OR cyber security OR Aviation & Aerospace background.



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Sales Director, Defence


Germany

Our client are in the satellite communications business and looking to hire a strong Sales Director to concentrate on the defence vertical within Germany

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Applying for: Sales Director, Defence

Salary: Competitive

in: Germany


Our client are in the satellite communications business and looking to hire a strong Sales Director to concentrate on the defence vertical within Germany

Our client work globally within satellite communications and are making revenues across several verticals, including the defence space (around €7M). The defence vertical is growing and they are looking for a seasoned hunter to join the sales team.

Essential Requirements:

  • Strong network and connections in to German military, police, army
  • Proven hunter within Germany
  • Ability to work long and short sales cycles
  • Direct sales experience

If you feel you are a fit, please email across your CV for review.



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Combat Systems Engineer


South West

We are looking for highly skilled individuals who are looking to utilise their engineering knowledge on new and exciting challenges. Do you have the skill set to advise customers on engineering projects and support the creation of advanced next generation warships? If so please apply to find out more.

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Applying for: Combat Systems Engineer

Salary: £45000-£75000

in: South West


We are looking for highly skilled individuals who are looking to utilise their engineering knowledge on new and exciting challenges. Do you have the skill set to advise customers on engineering projects and support the creation of advanced next generation warships? If so please apply to find out more.

My clients is a leading independent centre of engineering and design. They take projects from conception design to acquisition support. Their combat system engineers are all subject matter experts who cover areas such as Weapons, Radars, Communications and much much more.

We are looking for people who can show the following skills.

  • Design various combat system equipment
  • Maintain that equipment and provide support
  • Acquisition experience of providing combat system equipment
  • A Degree in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent written and verbal communication

It would be beneficial to you if you have experience with working with the MOD and have knowledge of their procurement process.

Project management would also be beneficial.

it would be extremely useful if you have a broad knowledge of various systems engineering across multiple domains as the project you will be working on are extremely varied.

If you still think this is a role that you have the skills for then apply now.



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Sales/Business Development Manager


Herefordshire

Sales/New Business Development We are looking for a pro-active salesman with the passion to go out and win new business within the Defence Industry. You will be a hunter who is not afraid to network and establish yourself in the industry.

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Applying for: Sales/Business Development Manager

Salary: 55000

in: Herefordshire


Sales/New Business Development We are looking for a pro-active salesman with the passion to go out and win new business within the Defence Industry. You will be a hunter who is not afraid to network and establish yourself in the industry.

Sales - New Business Development Manager

My Client are looking for someone who is pro-active hunter to go out to the market and secure new business.

They are a specialist supplier of Satellite Communication equipment supplying various customers in the Defence sector.

To be successful in this role you will need to be able to establish relationships and engage with customers in the UK and Overseas. You will need to be able to identify, qualify and develop business opportunities by visiting clients, attending conferences and attending various networking events.

Ideally you will have experience within the defence industry, having a military background would be a benefit but is not essential.




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Ai Lead


South UK

New opportunity to create and lead a new high tech artificial intelligence team. This is your opportunity to work on futuristic autonomous/unnamed systems with some exciting customers.

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Applying for: Ai Lead

Salary: £80000

in: South UK


New opportunity to create and lead a new high tech artificial intelligence team. This is your opportunity to work on futuristic autonomous/unnamed systems with some exciting customers.

My client works with several organisations ranging from the Ministry of Defence & other government bodies to various customers in the commercial sector, providing them with high tech software/system solutions.


We are looking for a highly skilled professional who possesses not only a strong academic record but someone who has a proven record of designing and developing high end artificial intelligence software/systems for autonomous/unmanned applications.


You must have proven experience leading teams in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning.


As the Ai Lead you will be responsible for the recruitment of your new team and their development moving forward so you will be creating training plans. You will be leading your team on multiple projects, creating software and systems for multiple products that may vary dramatically from project to project. You are developing concepts and responding to market opportunities with winning solutions.


This is a hands-on role for an experienced developer/architect who can apply their technical knowledge to build expert solutions using the latest technologies and techniques in multi-agent learning algorithms, reinforcement learning and Gaussian processes. 


I am looking for someone who has experience of creating autonomous or unmanned systems for UAV or the like, knowledge of object detection would also be a benefit.


YOU MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING TO APPLY


  • A Ph.D or equivalent industrial experience in Data Analytics, Machine Learning or Natural Language Processing or Artificial Intelligence
  • Leading agile teams to address evolving customer requirements.
  • Experience of data analytics frameworks and distributed algorithms.
  • Experience in Java, Python or .Net programming languages


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CIO


Gloucestershire

Executive appointment (CIO) for established global Defence company. (DV Clearance)

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Applying for: CIO

Salary: Competitive

in: Gloucestershire


Executive appointment (CIO) for established global Defence company. (DV Clearance)

My client develops resilient custom made computers, electronics and military IT products and systems for the defence sector. They are a rapidly growing manufacturer operating in a global market.

Job Description

Working as the companies CIO you will have an analytical mindset and understand that accessible and structured data is key for success.

You will be in control of the organisations future road-map & make sure that they are in the position to have the best systems available. You must demonstrate the skills and ability to make those plans a reality, however you must also understand the cost and complexity of these systems and balance cost versus benefit. 

You will be responsible for the analysing of the clients internal data protection and security, documenting policies and creating maintainable information structures on packages such as SharePoint.

You will need DV level clearance to apply for this role.



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Supportability Engineering (ILS)


South West

ILS Supportability Engineer required for a well established Defence contractor based in the south west. SC Clearance required.

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Applying for: Supportability Engineering (ILS)

Salary: Competitive

in: South West


ILS Supportability Engineer required for a well established Defence contractor based in the south west. SC Clearance required.

As a Senior Supportability Engineer you will be utilising your engineering expertise with the design teams to ensure the availability, reliability and maintainability of product designs and the development of the support solution for products across the organisations portfolio.

You must have SC Clearance.

You will be accountable for:

  • Head up projects within Integrated Logistic Support (ILS).
  • Ensuring that ILS is part of all design reviews.
  • Maintaining knowledge of the as-designed standard of the product to an appropriate level for the support strategy.
  • Making recommendations on ILS activities to meet the requirements of a particular project.
  • Supporting the Design Review process as the project ILS expert.
  • Providing ILS input to the System Requirements Specification (SYR) and making recommendations on the verification method for ILS related requirements.


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Senior Programme Manager


National

Senior programme manager required for world leading defence company.

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Applying for: Senior Programme Manager

Salary: Competitive

in: National


Senior programme manager required for world leading defence company.

I am currently looking for a senior programme manager who will be involved in several high-level programmes.

My client works closely with partners on the new F-35 Lightning II providing the aircraft with its next level communications and its situational awareness systems, they are also the pre-eminent provider of HALE UAV.

They are among the top defence and security suppliers with over 2000 employees and long-established connections within all the top European countries.

You will be working within a leading global security company providing ingenious high tech systems, top end products and innovative solutions in autonomous systems, C4ISR, Cyber, Electronic Warfare and logistics to their clients around the globe.

As the senior programme manager, you will be delivering key Project Management competencies and directing major programmes ensuring consistency with, standards, policies and processes, NGUK strategy.

Requirements:

  • Up to date experience working on projects & programmes of a value of £25 million plus
  • Project/Programme management qualifications Prince 2 or APM for example
  • Must have experience of one of the following methodologies ITIL, Prince 2, Agile
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral, must have an analytical approach to work and be able to work across multiple business areas.
  • Examples of Risk and Quality Management, Full knowledge of project management life cycle.
  • You will be expected to travel for this role both nationally and internationally.
  • DV Security Clearance




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