MCA Bluelight Project Technical Resource (DE)

Closing date for applications: 03/12/2019
Specialist role
Data engineer
Summary of the work
Resource to undertake specialist projects, primarily the delivery of new AIS Base Stations around the UK coastline. 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.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Approximately 4 months - (09/12/2019 - 31/03/2020)
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Working with Blue light technical team at the National Maritime Operation Centre
What the specialist will work on
Configure the AIS base stations and arrange deployment to multiple hilltop radio sites by March 31st 2020. Assist in-house team in the SCCM deployment for the Windows 10 major update to 146 Coastguard workstations by February 28th 2020. Install and update latest critical security updates to 146 Coastguard workstations by 30th November 2019. Decommission 150 legacy coastguard workstations, this should safe disposal and removal of hardware from the asset register by December 31st 2019. Reduce the blue light application open calls by 25 by March 31st 2020.
Address where the work will take place
National Maritime Operations Centre Unit 12 Kites Croft Business Park Segensworth Fareham PO14 4LW Travel may be required to coastal remote radio sites anywhere in the UK
Working arrangements
9am-5pm Monday - Friday onsite To enable access to mission critical systems located at the National Maritime Operations Centre - Remote access is not available There may be a requirement to work the occasional weekend during installation and testing to fit in with search and rescue requirements.
Security clearance
Must have current SC clearance
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Be a team player Be able to work on own initiative Be an effective communicator
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 5% Price 35%
Essential skills and experience
  • Must have experience of routing and processing of Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) messages.
  • Must have current active SC Clearance or could achieve this quickly
  • 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 Windows 10 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
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 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

Closing date for applications: 03/12/2019

MCA Bluelight Project Technical Resource (DE)

Closing date for applications: 03/12/2019

Specialist role:

Data engineer


South East England


Maritime & Coastguard Agency

Maximum day rate:


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