Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley
07 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Systems Engineer

Would you like to work with the development of Naval combat systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Systems Engineer at our site in either Frimley or Ash Vale.

As a Systems Engineer, you will report into the Engineering Lead for the Combat Systems Test Equipment team and will be responsible for undertaking systems engineering activities conducted within the team. This will primarily involve undertaking initial design activities and specifying requirements for the development and delivery of test equipment to Combat Systems. It will also include providing ongoing engineering support to equipment already delivered to our customers.

This is a varied role within a fast-moving area of the business that will provide you with the opportunity to work with a wide-spanning scope of technology. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with excellent career progression opportunities in the future, such as working towards chartership.

Your main responsibilities as a Systems Engineer will involve:

Attending stakeholder workshops to elicit requirements

Undertaking system modelling to define the solution

Engaging with suppliers to advance solution development

Authoring work products for internal review/approval such as design descriptions and statements of work

Engaging with subject matter experts to ensure safety and security requirements are addressed

Delivering against agreed work packages and be entrusted to communicate progress or issues

Your skills and qualifications as a Systems Engineer:


Requirements management experience gained from a complex engineering environment, such as defence or aerospace


Experience of modelling in UML/SysML or similar language

Systems integration/ test experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have a proactive attitude to your work, alongside excellent stakeholder management skills. You must also be comfortable with challenging others, to achieve the successful elicitation of requirements.

Location: Frimley or Ash Vale, 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, 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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer's affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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.

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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