Electromagnetics Group Team Leader

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England
15 May 2019
29 May 2019
Justine Poulastides

Electromagnetics Group Leader

Would you like to work within an interesting role, supporting the Air Sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Signature Measurement Electromagnetics Group Leader at our site in Warton. 'Signature' refers to the Low Observability of a platform in the RF and IR sections of the Electromagnetic spectrum.

The Team you will manage is responsible for Radio Frequency (RF) measurements (Radar Cross Section and RF Materials Characterisation) and Infra-red measurements on various Air Sector programmes as well as 3rd party work from other parts of the company and beyond.

As a Electromagnetics Group Leader, you will be involved in managing in the modelling, measurement and test environment. You'll be ensuring delivery of trials data for small and large test object, characterising their stealth performance, maintaining facilities and enhancing our measurement capabilities. The role involves management of engineers across a number of specialist and non-specialist discipline areas, taking responsibility for all team deliverables, maintenance/capability/training and safe operation of relevant facilities whilst ensuring accurate spend and programme controls are in place throughout.

You will be provided with the opportunity for exposure and experience across electromagnetics engineering as well as the potential for exposure to other parts of the wider test and evaluation organisation. The role is a very wide ranging role and the Signature Measurement Group Leader will work closely with other Group Leaders and the Engineering Manager along with multiple functions and multiple disciplines both on and off site.

The role sits within a stable team of 25+ electromagnetic engineers which has evolved its knowledge base over many years of test and evaluation activities across multiple programmes of work.

Your main responsibilities as a Electromagnetics Group Leader will involve:

Delivery of the team objectives in accordance with time, cost and quality coupled with commercial awareness and effect on external cost and revenue

Design and development of our products using EM modelling / measurement techniques

Maintenance and development of our capabilities (e.g. test facilities, IT infrastructure and IT toolsets)

Specification and procurement of new or replacement capabilities.

Provision of Electromagnetics specialist advice to the wider BAE Systems business.

Guiding and mentoring across the team

Your skills and qualifications:


Ideally, you will have a degree in one of the following - Physics, Electronics/Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Computational Modelling, Systems Engineering. Additional relevant knowledge, experience and product expertise can offset the normal qualification requirements through direct Electromagnetics experience and working with aircraft or similar programmes.

The above skills must be coupled with good leadership skills, team-working, delegation/mentoring, personal time management and general communication abilities.

Experience within an engineering industry background and an ability to work flexibility to support all team objectives when required

You should be well versed with the overall systems engineering lifecycle

Possess a strong aptitude for technical problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision-making.

Familiar with IT Tools e.g. CAD systems, control software.


5-10 years of demonstrable knowledge in Radar and / or Infared theory, design and / or measurement

Management experience in a test environment and knowledge of maintaining facilities in a safe manner

Experience and background understanding of CAD and materials measurement from component to air platform level

What we're looking for in you:

You must have a desire for personal learning and development, you must be willing to adapt, work outside of your comfort zone. You will possess the ability to operate in a large, complex multi-project environment and appreciate the need to help out in other areas of the company at short notice.

Location: Warton

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.


BAE Systems Air

BAE Systems Air brings together the company's international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

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.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.





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