Systems Engineer

Bae Systems
01 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role in the creation of test equipment and synthetic environments to drive the development of the combat system, in service with the Royal Navy's submarine fleet. We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Engineer at our site in Frimley, Surrey.

As a Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for specifying and creating the test environments for the Common Infrastructure to be tested on. You will be drawing up and managing requirements, and then working with the internal supplier to manage this through the life cycle.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain in depth exposure to a broad range of sub-systems within the combat system, opening avenues for continual personal development and career progression.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer will involve:

Generating requirements for test equipment and synthetic environments

Developing test equipment models and carrying out modelling tasks

Managing requirements database in DOORS and ensuring requirements are met by our suppliers, following the life cycle process

Working with sub-system suppliers and customers in order to define what equipment is needed

Ensuring correct test and development tools are provided throughout the engineering life cycle for our customers in a timely manner

Supporting external supplier visits when required

Your skills and qualifications:


HNC/ HND/ Degree level qualification in relevant STEM field (or equivalent level of experience)

Understanding and appreciation of systems engineering, including requirements management


Previous experience in a systems engineering role

Network architecture experience

Knowledge of test equipment/ testing experience within synthetic environments

Experience working in electronics/ defence industry

Experience of formal requirements management

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a strong team player with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You will also be able to work proactively, to your own initiative, to seek out relevant stake holders and key contacts to collate information.

Location: Frimley, Surrey

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime Submarines - Combat Systems

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century. It currently employs approximately 7,700 people, with 500 of these working for Combat Systems across our sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Ash Vale, Broad Oak, Filton, Frimley and Weymouth.

We are currently responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of the Royal Navy's latest and most capable generation of attack submarines, as well as their intelligent Combat Systems trusted to detect threats in the naval environment.

Our Combat Systems team designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform. We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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