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Senior Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
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Senior Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a critical part in providing engineering capability to the Royal Navy? We have a vacancy for a number of opportunities for Systems Engineers at varying levels. These roles can be based at either Portsmouth or Filton.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be joining a growing multi-disciplinary team of Engineers within our Engineering Projects Group (EPG). EPG is part of Engineering & Digital Services, within the wider Maritime Services business. We are currently expanding to meet the demands of developing engineering solutions for the next generation Royal Navy submarines.

Within EPG, you will be working across crucial elements of the engineering lifecycle, from requirement gathering to qualification. You will be responsible for eliciting requirements from a range of stakeholders, and then deriving those requirements to the appropriate level for subsystem specification. You will participate in activities supporting the ongoing maturity of the design for a range of marine engineering systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a complex engineering programme of national importance, within a supportive team who drive best engineering excellence and best practice. Future career progression opportunities could include the chance to lead packages of work, and/or develop skills in engineering people management and leadership.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

Requirement analysis and derivation at sub-system level, in addition to defining and capturing qualification statements/cases against requirements.

Using proprietary UML based visual modelling and design toolsets to structure design definition of complex engineering and auxiliary systems.

Your skills and qualifications as a Systems Engineer:


Systems engineering experience gained from one or more areas of the systems engineering lifecycle/ V-model, such as: systems integration, system verification testing, software testing, system design etc.

Honours degree or equivalent experience in the appropriate discipline.


General engineering systems experience, throughout the full product lifecycle.

Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards (including safety and environmental regulations).

Experience utilising software packages such as UML based modelling toolsets.

Requirements management experience with software tools such as DOORS and familiar with IT networks and general office applications.

Capable of achieving the appropriate Professional Institution membership.

What we're looking for in you:

You will possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. You must also have the ability to work proactively to deliver multiple pieces of work to meet programme timescales.

Location: Portsmouth Naval Base

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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Flexible Working: At Maritime Services, we embrace flexible and modern working arrangements and feel this is an important part of the benefits that we have on offer. It helps us to create a diverse and inclusive workplace. This role can be undertaken either full time, part time, job share, flexible hours or we would welcome your suggestions for how we could make this role fit your circumstances.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us. Our people are encouraged to be as creative as they can be and are always looking at ways to develop and challenge the way we do things, identifying and prioritising continuous improvement activities across the business.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy's complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there's Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you'll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. You'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.
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