Senior engineer - Domain Specialist, Sonar

BAE Systems
Surrey, Frimley, England
11 May 2018
25 May 2018
Elizabeth Burn
Electrical, Electronics
Job Type

Electronic Systems Engineer

Would you like to become a domain specialist within submarine combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Electronic Systems Engineer at our site in Frimley.

As an Electronic Systems Engineer, you will be working within the Under Water Systems (UWS) team, which is responsible for the design, specification and development of sonar systems such as Towed Array, Flank Array sonar, and miscellaneous sonar. More specifically, you will be responsible for the miscellaneous sonar systems, which are smaller systems such as environmental sonars, range tracking equipment, hydro sounder, and underwater telephones etc. Working with a Lead Engineer, you will have the chance to take ownership of these systems and lead in their delivery.

This role will provide you with a very diverse range of work, working across all submarine programmes, on complex systems. This role will also provide you with the opportunity to develop into a Lead role.

Your main responsibilities as an Electronic Systems Engineer will involve:

Supporting the design, development, and delivery of miscellaneous sonar systems for the UK's submarine programmes

Interfacing with subcontractors on a daily basis, ensuring delivery of required systems and designs

Attending regular project meetings including design reviews and change reviews

Visiting supplier and subcontractor sites and carrying out acceptance testing

Assessing technical data and articulating solutions to engineering issues and problems

Supporting additional acceptance activities such as sea trials where possible

Deputising for Lead Engineer where necessary

Managing system documentation and participating in life cycle management reviews

Your skills and qualifications as an Electronic Systems Engineer:


Engineering qualification such as HNC (or equivalent)

Experience in electronics engineering

Knowledge of, and some experience with, the systems engineering life cycle (including requirements, verification, and acceptance)

Good level of IT literacy and report-writing skills


Previous sonar experience or knowledge of other aspects of the combat system

What we're looking for in you:

You must be an excellent communicator, who is able to articulate technical information to third parties, and work with subcontractors to achieve delivery. You must have a proactive and focussed attitude, alongside the ability to adapt to ever changing environments and circumstances.

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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