Senior Electromagnetics Engineer

BAE Systems
Lancashire, England
18 Jul 2019
01 Aug 2019
Grainne Henderson

Senior Electromagnetics Engineer

Do you have a real passion for electromagnetics and test environments? Would you like to actively support the development of the Low Observable (LO) aspects of our current and next generation airborne platforms? We currently have a vacancy for a Stealth Technology (Electromagnetics) Senior Test Engineer at our site in Warton.

As a Senior Electromagnetics Engineer, you will be working within a specialist team where you will enhance your experience and expertise in the modelling, measurement and test environment. Your main responsibilities will involve assessing the performance of small and large test objects for their stealth performance, maintaining facilities and enhancing our measurement capabilities. The role will involve a mixture of using your theoretical knowledge, analysis techniques and test environment work.

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 Senior Electromagnetics Engineer will work closely 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 Senior Electromagnetics Engineer 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 related experience and / or working with aircraft or similar programmes in a modelling / measurement / certification environment.

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

Experience within an engineering industry background.

You should be familiar with the overall systems engineering lifecycle

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

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


  • 2-5 years of demonstrable knowledge in Radar and / or Infared theory, design and / or measurement
  • Experience in a test environment and knowledge of maintaining facilities / capabilities 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 will 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 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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