Design Engineer - Security

Posted 4 April by Capita
Design Engineer

About the role

Capita Technology are currently recruiting for a Design Engineer to join our team in London.

We are independent professional security consultants who provide comprehensive security and counter terrorism consultancy, design and project management services to clients in the public and private sectors. As well as our current projects we have a strong pipeline of opportunities and have also recently secured a major framework with a prestigious London based client. As a result we are looking to supplement our existing team with additional security consultancy and design resource. Current clients include both public and private sector clients for whom we have recently undertaken work including:

  • the design of public realm protection and surveillance measures for a major UK city and a UK tourist attraction
  • the design of station information and security systems for London Underground station upgrade projects as well as Crossrail interchange stations where we have also provided blast assessments
  • options appraisal for consolidating CCTV monitoring resources across multiple public authorities
  • a Smart Cities vision and concept design to enhance safety and security across a major UK City
  • the design of a new security operations centre for a central London client

This exciting career development opportunity will be suitable for an exceptional candidate with a proven track record in security design, preferably within the consultancy environment. The position will suit a highly motivated individual with a strong client focus and a positive approach to problem solving.
We offer a stimulating environment working in one of the foremost consulting firms in the United Kingdom and an opportunity to play a key role as part of a dynamic and growing team.

About Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure

At Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure, we work with public and private sector organisations to design, build and optimise their property and infrastructure assets. We're a multidisciplinary property consultancy, with more than 4000 experts in 40 offices across the UK, assisting clients at every stage of the property lifecycle. Join us and you'll be part of a team making it easier and more profitable for investors, occupiers and developers to buy, sell, manage, let, develop and invest in real estate.

What we do

  • Security surveys and audits
  • Security threat and risk assessments
  • Security strategy and master planning
  • Operational requirements
  • Security concept and detail design - physical and electronic
  • Counter-terrorism advice and solutions design
  • Contract procurement and project management

Our technical expertise

  • Electronic security systems and integration
  • Control room design
  • Intruder protection systems design
  • Perimeter protection and hostile vehicle mitigation
  • Blast protection and physical intruder resistance
  • Critical national infrastructure security and protection measures design

Essential skills & experience

  • At least five years' experience in security systems design, of which at least three years should be as a security consultant in a client facing role
  • Strong commercial awareness and ability to deliver services within strict quality, cost and time constraints
  • At least a Higher National Certificate or equivalent in an engineering related field
  • Strong technical knowledge of security systems (access control, video surveillance and intruder alarms) and good understanding of physical security and security operations
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to communicate professionally with clients, end users and stakeholders

Desired skills & attributes

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in an appropriate field, such as engineering,
  • Eligible for Chartered professional registration
  • Eligible for and willing to acquire UK government security clearance
  • Membership of a professional security institution
  • Experience in business development

Duties & responsibilities

  • Working directly with internal and external clients and their stakeholders to establish client requirements and to successfully deliver projects
  • Capturing client and end user requirements and preparing detailed project briefs
  • Developing and producing detailed and coordinated security designs and technical specifications
  • Producing technical reports
  • Responding to commercial opportunities and preparing fee proposals and tender submissions
  • Undertaking security system audits and site inspections
  • Acting as project manager to deliver projects successfully, on time and within budget

What's in it for you?

At Capita, we believe an open, transparent working environment that encourages ingenuity and collaboration - with colleagues, customers and clients - is what makes us so effective at what we do.

As well as a generous basic salary, we also give you 25 day's holiday, company matched pension scheme and access to a variety of voluntary benefit options. These include a share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle, such as retail, health & wellbeing and leisure discounts.

What we hope you will do next

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