Morson provides personnel that hold extensive experience handling highly sensitive data in high-security environments. We have the capability to accommodate clients’ requirements for security vetting to the highest level in the UK. It is Morson’s priority to ensure that any necessity for security vetting is met with an efficient and effective resolution, securing client confidence and expediting the initial stages of workforce recruitment.
What is Security Clearance?
Security Clearance describes the approved measures taken to assess and confirm the eligibility of personnel in a variety of security-sensitive positions.
There are different levels of Security Clearance. Depending on the industry, position or site location, personnel could be instructed to receive a specified level of clearance in order to meet the contract requirements.
There are currently four levels of Security Clearance in operation:
BPSS | Baseline Personnel Security Standard
A BPSS check is a pre-employment check, regarded by employers as a secure representation of an individual’s eligibility to fulfil a position. The required documentation is completed in full by the individual and will cover topics such as personal information, criminal record check, employment history, worker eligibility checks and educational history, amongst others.
SC | Security Check
SC Clearance is the most common level of clearance required by organisations. It can be applied for online, by the individual and is specifically intended for those who require access to ‘SECRET’ assets, or occasional controlled access to ‘TOP SECRET’ assets. The application for this level of clearance is more exploratory and includes a Credit Reference check and Security Service check.
CTC | Counter-Terrorist Check
A CTC is required for individuals working with sensitive data or material that could be vulnerable to terrorist attack. This also applies to roles located within, or in close proximity to, governmental establishments and public figures. It does not allow access to protectively marked assets, although there are additional checks that would allow a degree of accessibility.
DV | Developed Vetting
DV Clearance is the highest level of security clearance achievable. The application process is detailed, and follows stringent protocols including an interview with a vetting officer. DV Clearance allows individuals unsupervised access to ‘TOP SECRET’ assets. Certain types of DV Clearance are transferable and has an expiry date.
Why do you need it?
Ensuring company information is secure is of paramount importance to all businesses. A growing number of projects across the UK and Europe now require personnel with increasingly specific or high-level Security Clearance.
Security Clearance is typically required if personnel are to gain access to sensitive information, data, systems, establishments or figures of governmental or public importance.
How do I get it?
To obtain Security Clearance you must be sponsored by an organisation that holds ‘List X’ status, or that has an approved ‘List X’ facility.
A List X site is a non-government facility based in the UK that is approved to hold UK government Protectively Marked Information, classed as ‘Confidential’ and above. The List X status is applied to an organisation’s facility, and not the organisation itself.
You will only be sponsored to receive specific levels of Security Clearance if it is a direct contractual requirement for a new position or a project within a governmental site location. There must always be a stated need for Security Clearance before the security team makes an application.
Project Engineer - MODPortsmouth
We have a new vacancy for Project Engineers for HMNB Portsmouth. Candidates will require SC as a minimum. There may be a need to travel to other MOD sites in the South and South East as required. Duties to include: Evident experience of the installation of Structured Cabling Systems Fully conversant with the setup and operation of Fluke Analysers The ability to locate and rectify faults on Structured Cabling and Voice systems. Ability to work from construction drawings Able to self-manage workload without supervision Able to be a team leader as well as a team player Lone working - ability to work remotely Able to use initiative and applying a forward thinking mind set Demonstrate the ability to interface with customers with a professional and informative approach Willing to travel Evident experience with Electronic IP Security Systems - (CCTV, Access Control & Intruder Alarm) Understanding of National Security Inspectorate (NSI) process and requirements related to electronic security systems Minimum GCSE English and Maths or equivalent. Security Clearance Driving Licence UKATA (CAT A) Asbestos Awareness CSCS/ ECS Card in appropriate Trade Manual Handling Working at Height Working on Ladders/ stepladders IOSH Working Safely PASMA/IPAF Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) Accreditation NACCOSS - NSI Certification First Aid at Work Confined Space Training SSSTS Training Flat Roof Training NPPV Vetting Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Clearance Radio Frequency (RF) Awareness NRSWA Accreditation Openreach Accreditation Project Management Certification preferably APM or Prince 2 Foundation Industry System Accreditations Interpersonal Awareness Training ILM Level 2 Presentation Skills Commercial Awareness One/Two Communication Skills Project Management Certification preferably APM or Prince 2 Foundation
Design Engineer (Structures)Plymouth
Main Purpose of Role Marine Structures engineers are responsible for: the design and substantiation of Category A and B seatings and foundations to meet military and commercial requirements determination of scantlings to classification societies' rules and regulations the development of the associated scantlings plans and dockyard support e.g. lifting and turning of plant/equipment/build units and structural repairs. Marine Structures engineers are involved in all phases of the design lifecycle producing technical reports, substantiation calculations and providing technical support as required. The role requires demonstrable experience in marine structures on vessels/marine platforms, demonstrable experience of using classification societies' rules and regulations and national and international standards, demonstrable experience in using design packages e.g. Finite Element (FEA) Analysis and 2D & 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD). Experience working with and within engineering teams as well as good written and verbal communication skills. Key Result Area: ? Primary deliverables are technical reports and substantiation calculations for installation solutions, repairs/conversions to existing vessels and in support of concept designs ? Preparation and production of technical reports and substantiation calculations for solutions covering the entire design lifecycle phases (Concept, Basic, Functional, Detail, Manufacturing, Installation and Decommissioning), in line with recognised standards and to the required: time, cost and quality requirements ? Liaise with design teams, production teams, classification society representatives and other stakeholders throughout the design lifecycle to ensure coordination and functionality of design, including supporting design reviews ? Develop innovative design solutions ? Provide solutions to manufacturing and installation issues by assisting in the resolution of technical and production queries ? Produce technical reports and other documentation ? Be aware of and ensure that, health, safety and environmental requirements are implemented ? Assist with the maintenance and improvement in quantity standards of outputs. Required Knowledge, Skills, Experience and Competences The Marine Structures engineer is required to demonstrate proven experience in the naval/marine industry with Defence related design experience being an advantage. Qualifications ? Ideally degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in naval architecture, marine engineering or mechanical engineering with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered ? Ideally you will be a member of a relevant institution (e.g. RINA, IMechE, IMarEst etc.) and hold, or working towards, Incorporated or Chartered status ? Either already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance.
Product Manager (Anti-submarine Warfare)Dorchester
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a motivated and enthusiastic individual to join our successful and growing company in Winfrith, Dorset. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK UK together with its subsidiaries, is a technological leader in many sectors and has an excellent reputation. We have unique and unrivalled domain knowledge in weapon handling, mine-hunting, naval weapons and combat systems. Scope The Product Manager is responsible for development and upkeep of Surface Ship System's Division Products, developing relationships with existing and new customers both in the UK and Internationally, ensuring the retention of existing business and identifying and pursuing new opportunities to meet the Division's order intake targets. Key responsibilities and tasks include: Developing a strategy to managing existing and developing new ASW and Torpedo Defence related products Delivering to agreed sales targets Growing the future sales pipeline both in the UK and Export Market Managing authorised bidding budgets Inputting to the future sales strategy and product requirements Ensuring the sales process is implemented and followed Driving standardisation and reuse strategy within the sales opportunities The Product Manager within the Surface Ship Systems Division will be the focal point for all ASW and Torpedo Defence related product and bid management activities within the Division. Knowledge, skills and personal qualities required Proven experience in ASW Able to integrate and play a leading role within the sales team Hard working, dedication and goal driven Ideally, has existing customer network within the UK MOD relating to Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and/or Surface Ship Torpedo Defence (SSTD) and Torpedo Detection Classification and Localisation (TDCL) Key accountabilities Product strategy development Sales capture and pursuit Leading bid proposals Sales target delivery as agreed with Head of Product Management Behavioural requirements Highly motivated, enthusiastic and delivery focused Innovative and prepared to challenge conventional thinking Tenacity and determination with desire to deliver outputs and results Team player and leader Confident and enthusiastic Excellent communication skills oral and written Ability to articulate ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences Comfortable dealing with Senior Management
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