The Centre for Protection of National Infrastructure (CPNI) helps to keep the country safe. Our role is to reduce the vulnerability of national infrastructure, from health, finance and transport, to energy, food and water. As a Physical Security Specialist, you’ll carry out research so we can give the best possible advice on protecting people and structures from blasts and ballistic threats. If the worst should happen, your research could help save lives and keep infrastructure running.
It’s a chance to help lead UK research into blast and ballistic protection and work at the cutting-edge of the field. You’ll identify gaps in knowledge and work in collaboration with government and scientific partners to identify and deliver research areas. To complete this you’ll work directly with suppliers – an opportunity to manage budgets and use commercial acumen. With your help, we can provide the guidance that could make all the difference to some of the country’s most important systems.
To join us, you’ll need knowledge of how buildings are constructed. Knowledge of dynamic loads and blast/ballistic impact is a nice to have. We’re also looking for a degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. Industry experience is welcome, but it’s not essential. As long as you can manage projects and present complex technical advice, we’ll give you the training and support to help you go far with us.
Keeping the country safe is a complex job, which is why we’re dedicated to giving you a great work-life balance. Plus, you’ll take advantage of impressive training and have the opportunity to gain professional qualifications. It’s not only a chance to develop your skills – it’s an opportunity to build a career.
We particularly welcome applications from women and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates.
To find out more and apply, please visit our website via the apply button.
To apply to CPNI you must be a born or naturalised British citizen, over 18 years of age and normally have lived in the UK for nine of the last ten years. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member, providing that they are British. They should also be made aware of the importance of discretion.