Job Opportunity

Maritime Mine Countermeasures Team Leader

Purpose of job
Maritime mine countermeasures team leader to head up a multi-disciplinary team of researchers and to support and lead R&D programmes within AEUK’s Research and Innovation Division.

AEUK’s Research and Innovation Division is an agile team engaged in innovative cutting edge research within the underwater defence domain. We work closely with our customers to create new capability which protects lives at sea. Our programmes are varied in scope and discipline, so we are considering experienced applicants with a variety of skills. This specific opportunity is for an experienced research scientist with team leadership and technical leadership skills who will lead the division’s Mine Countermeasures Team.

With no two days the same, research roles at ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK will provide you with the opportunity to be involved in: development of new signal processing algorithms; development of numerical simulation tools; system design; undertaking laboratory and at-sea experiments; working onboard naval platforms setting to work equipment and training ships staff.

Applicants are expected to be dynamic, innovative, resourceful, committed and have a track record of technical and team leadership and successfully planning, coordinating and delivering research programmes to time, cost and quality. Applicants will be expected to support the bidding process, including defining technical content and cost bases. Applicants will be required to assure the technical output of the team, including ensuring provision of sound advice to operational users.

Reporting relationships
Reports to Head of Research and Innovation Division

Dorset Innovation Park, Winfrith

Employment status
Permanent, full time (37 hours/ week)

Key accountabilities
The successful applicant would be expected to have experience of maritime mine countermeasures. Knowledge of a selection of the following areas and an ability to lead a research team crossing them all is required:

  • Planning and leading experiments in the laboratory and at-sea, including consideration of environmental, health and safety aspects
  • Systems Engineering Lifecycle processes and tools
  • Planning technical input to bids, including defining the cost base
  • Signal processing and data analysis
  • Modelling signatures of naval platforms
  • Use of scientific computational software such as Matlab or Python

Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required:
Required knowledge and skills include:

  • Knowledge of maritime mine countermeasures
  • Degree or PhD level physics, mathematics, or related degree supported by relevant experience
  • Team leadership experience is desirable; an aptitude for working with and leading people is essential


  • Leading a multi-disciplinary team
  • Working collaboratively with specialists from a variety of disciplines
  • Working with stakeholders from across the business to support development and delivery of customer solutions
  • Communicating technical findings and concepts to a range of expert and non-expert stakeholders within AEUK and the customer community
  • Assimilating output from technical analysis to form clear and coherent advice to inform stakeholders and key decision makers
  • Actively supporting the professional development of junior team members
  • Ensuring quality of advice provided to operational users

Behavioural requirements

  • Natural leader
  • Highly self-motivated, innovative thinker, with determination to succeed
  • Thorough and conscientious
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Keen and quick to obtain, develop, extend and apply skills and knowledge
  • Identifies opportunities and understands how expertise can be more widely applied

How to apply
Please forward your CV and a covering letter explaining why you are suitable for the post to aeukrecruitment@morson․com by the closing date and state the job title in the subject line.

Due to the nature of our work and the projects you will be working on, all candidates must be eligible to gain security clearance. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK Ltd is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications for all posts from suitably qualified people regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.  

Only successful applicants will be contacted.

Winfrith Newburgh
Dorset DT2 8ZB