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ILS Consultant, Defence Consulting

Posting Date:  20 Nov 2023
City:  Chippenham

Chippenham, GB, SN15 1BN Lincoln, GB, LN6 7FL Leatherhead Surrey, GB, KT22 7NL

Contract Type:  Permanent
Division:  Consulting Country UK
Level of experience:  Junior

RINA is looking for an experienced Integrated Logistic Support (ILS / IPS) Consultant or Engineer to join its expanding Space & Defence business unit. The ILS Engineer (Consultant) will provide ILS consultancy to our customers, ensuring equipment is delivered efficiently and to the optimum value, having developed through life support strategies. Working in a niche, though established team, you will deliver end to end ILS initiatives for clients. You will gain experience across a diverse range of projects, working on some of the most modern platforms across Land, Air, Maritime and Space.


This role can be based out of our Chippenham, Lincoln or Leatherhead offices though RINA is smart/hybrid working organisation, so living within commuter distance of the office is not necessarily required. Moderate travel across the UK is required though.


Responsibilities include:


  • Deliver ILS and Service Support programmes to ensure ILS requirements are delivered on time, to budget, and to the required quality;
  • Perform detailed analytic studies under the direction of the Capability Lead to ensure that the support systems being developed, meet or exceed the specified R&M and supportability requirements, recommending design changes as appropriate;
  • Design and implement ILS projects including; AR&M, Supportability Analysis (SA), Through Life Costing, and Codification;
  • Development and manage ILS and ILS Element Plans;
  • Support bids & proposals;
  • Provide reports on productivity and other performance indicators to the Capability Lead;
  • Conduct peer reviews of ILS Capability Group’s outputs;
  • Assist the ILS Capability Manager with augmenting ILS capability in order to meet new and emerging market demands;
  • Develop innovation initiatives to support future growth.


Experience and qualifications:



  • You will either have an engineering degree or some commercial experience maintaining vehicles or aircraft;
  • An understanding of ILS or IPS for UK Defence Programmes;
  • Preferable experience in AR&M Analysis, Supportability Analysis and/or WLC/LCC Analysis;
  • Some knowledge of ILS defence standards (including Def Stan 00-600, DLF (JSP886), Def Stan 00-40 series) preferable, but not pre-requisite; 
  • Working knowledge of ITIL Best Management Practice, preferable;
  • Working knowledge of design engineering methods and processes (systems engineering);
  • Current valid UK SC clearance (You will either have SC clearance at point of employment, or have British citizenship and be willing to become security cleared)


About RINA Defence Consulting:


RINA Defence consulting has been awarded Gold status with the Armed Forces Covenant Employers Recognition Scheme and proudly supports those who serve.

We are a key engineering consulting partner to the Defence sector, providing a portfolio of consultancy services, including Safety Engineering, Environmental Safety , Integrated Logistics Support, Training Analysis, Cyber Assurance, Human Factors and Data Science & Analytics.


We offer the opportunity for you to specialise in your chosen technical specialism whilst working on a diverse range of client engagements, supporting some of the military’s most technically advanced programmes.


About RINA:


RINA is a 5,300 strong global engineering services firm, providing innovative services to critical industry sectors, including Defence, Industrial, Energy, Oil & Gas, Power, Renewables, Transport and infrastructure sectors. It operates out of 70 countries, giving us the depth of experience across engineering disciplines and have a strong reputation providing services that are of the highest quality, creating significant value to our clients.


The Benefits we offer:

On top of a competitive salary we also provide the following benefits:

  • Private medical insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • 6% Pension Contributions
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy extra days)
  • Competitive maternity cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Military reservists additional annual leave
  • STEM ambassadors additional annual leave
  • Professional membership contribution
  • Professional development (i.e. Chartership)
  • Employee referral bonus


At RINA, we endeavor to create a work environment where every single person is valued and encouraged to develop new ideas. We provide equal employment opportunities and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone feels respected and safe from discrimination or harassment of any kind. #LI-JB1

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