Network Engineer Routing and Switching Pillar 2- CCNP Qualified (D)

Closing date for applications: 24/12/2019
Specialist role
Summary of the work
DE&S requires an Enterprise Network Service to provide 3rd line support utilising suitably SQEP DV cleared UK nationals to provide on-site network engineering services across a number of systems. The team reports to the System Operating Authority for day to day prioritisation of tasks according to the Operational tempo
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Feb 20-Mar 21 with option Apr-21-Mar 22
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Enterprise Network Service requires a 3rd line support team comprising of DV cleared UK nationals of suitably qualified and experienced personnel (SQEP) to provide on-site network engineering support. This role will report to the System Operating Authority that manage a number of networks and Information Systems.
What the specialist will work on
1. Perform IT Service Management activities for the network, including but not limited to: incident management, problem management, change management, configuration management, knowledge management, and service validation and testing. 2. To be in attendance during normal working hours (NWH). 3. To occasionally work outside of working hours (OWH) to conduct pre-planned change activity. 4. To travel to other sites to conduct network support. These support tasks may last several days. Not less than 1 in 8 weeks will be spent at sites other than normal place of work.
Address where the work will take place
West Midlands
Working arrangements
5 days a week (excluding Bank Holidays) assumed 230 working days per year Mon to Fri 08:30 to 17:00 1 x NE from this team is to be on-call OWH. This is assumed to be a 1-in-9 rotation amongst the team unless personnel shortages necessitate a higher frequency. On-call response obligations include: a. Respond to a phone call within 30 minutes (i.e. answer or return a call and maintain voice communications with on-site personnel thereafter). b. Attend a main site (site A) within 1 hour. c. Attend any user site within UK within 24 hours.
Security clearance
MOD held DV required on day 1 of the appointment and for the duration of the Contract.
Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due DEFCON 658(Edn 10/17)-Cyber DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures (A Security Aspects Letter will be provided following Contract Award) DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Ability to work with others in a high pressure, Operational Environment that frequently manages conflicting priorities. Ability to make decisions under pressure. Ability to work with multiple stakeholders. Ability to work as a team.
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 70% Cultural fit 10% Price 20%
Essential skills and experience
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) (Routing and Switching)
  • 3-5 years’ experience supporting complex Campus LAN & WAN networks based on IP cryptography
  • Configuration and administration within a productive environment of a multi-area OSPF process
  • Configuration and administration within a production environment of DMVPM
  • Configuration and administration within a productive environment of eBGP
  • Must complete the Supplier Assurance Questionnaire at: using assessment reference: RAR-6TZ32528 Cyber Risk profile: Moderate
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • CCIE (Routing and Switching)
  • CCNA (Collaboration)
  • CCNA (Security)
  • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA)
  • Python Certified Entry-Level Programmer (PCEP)
  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE) (proof of course completion)
  • L3 TRL cryptographic equipment (Catapan) (proof of course completion)
  • Implementation and administration of encrypted IP tunnelling of classified network traffic across various bearers
  • EIGRP, L3 TRL Catapan, Nexus-OS, Linux OS, QoS and DSCP marking, Policy Based Routing, logging and analysis tools (e.g. PRTG, Splunk, Solar Winds), DMVPN, Cisco networking equipment.
  • Dell networking equipment, Juniper firewall equipment, Oracle Communications equipment, VoIP and video teleconferencing, RBAC administration, software defined network (SDN) exposure including SD-WAN, Cisco DNAC and Cisco Identity Services Engine (ISE).

Closing date for applications: 24/12/2019

Network Engineer Routing and Switching Pillar 2- CCNP Qualified (D)

Closing date for applications: 24/12/2019

Specialist role:



West Midlands



Maximum day rate:


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