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Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation

BAE Systems
England, Surrey, Frimley / Scotland, Glasgow
Closing date
14 Jan 2021
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Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation

We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation at our site in Scotstoun or Frimley.

As a Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation, you will be working with the Type 26 Platform team and the supplier to resolve technical issues and queries impacting systems development.

This role will provide you with you with the opportunity of working in the most advanced anti-submarine warfare combatant for the Royal Navy with cutting edge technology at the forefront of the industry. These frigates will be the main stay of the Royal Navy Surface Fleet.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation will involve:

Liaising with the Type 26 Platform Team, Supply Chain and Project Management to manage the impact of platform and system change on the PM&C scope of supply

Working with Supply Chain to review Supplier Design Deliverables for both hardware and software artefacts

Attending supplier design reviews

Dealing with other parts of the PM&C team to ensure physical integration of PM&C equipment to the ship and delivery of hardware and software to support the Ship build programme

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Engineer - Control and Instrumentation:


Degree or equivalent working experience in an Engineering discipline (Examples: Systems, Electrical, Electronic, Software, Computer Science, Robotics, Control and Instrumentation)

Background in Control and Instrumentation

Understanding of design principles and approaches relevant to design activities


Knowledge of marine systems

Electrical design experience

Control and Instrumentation down selection experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills both written and verbal. You will have the ability to manage a wide variety of stakeholders across the Project.

Location: Scotstoun or Frimley

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

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need 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.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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