Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications

BAE Systems
England, Bristol / England, Hampshire, Portsmouth / Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
6 Nov 2020
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Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications

Would you like to be involved in the design of key systems on the next generation anti surface warfare frigate? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications at our site in either Scotstoun, Filton or Portsmouth.

As a Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications, you will contribute to the engineering design (Physical Integration) of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Global Combat Ship Integrated Communications System. The numerous sub-systems within the ICS will include both Naval Internal and External Communications equipment. You will also be involved in developing effective partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders including customers, suppliers and other internal teams.

This is a truly unique opportunity to contribute to an international programme in complex warship design and with an expanding programme, we can offer many exciting long-term opportunities within Combat Systems or the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications will involve:

Liaising with other Combat System leads and the CSC CS Technical Authority to ensure coherency across the Combat System and incorporation of whole ship and Integrated Communications System requirements

Monitoring and maintaining the physical and transverse suite of information for the CSC Integrated Communications System in the appropriate toolsets

Providing technical input into the detailed ship build design to ensure that all ICS compartment layouts are in line with the CSC design intent

Ensuring that design rules for physical integration of the ICS within CSC are adhered to, providing technical input to the CS Technical Authority when required

Engaging with the platform system teams to ensure that platform system interfaces are fully captured and agreed with the customer

Providing technical input to engineering change boards with respect to impact of change from T26 to CSC, with regards to the CSC ICS physical integration

Supporting the Subject Matter Expert in relation to antenna placement on the topside and mutual interference

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Combat Systems Engineer - Communications:


Degree level qualification or equivalent qualification or experience in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)

Understanding of System Engineering design Lifecycle

Knowledge and understanding of the operation/integration of a Naval Integrated Communications System


Experience in a Naval/Maritime environment

Member of a Professional Organisation/working towards an I.Eng or C.Eng status

What we're looking for in you:

You will be innovative and have a desire to resolve complex issues. You will have the ability to work constructively both within a team and across the whole project to ensure that team objectives are met. You will have good influencing and interpersonal skills with the ability to form strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, including the customer (MOD). You will be a highly motivated, proactive individual with the ability to adapt and work on your own initiative.

Location: Scotstoun, Filton, Portsmouth

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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

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.

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.

At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

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