Mission Planning Systems Senior Engineer

BAE Systems
England, Lancashire
Closing date
25 Jan 2021

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Mission Planning Systems Senior Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within Mission Support Air Service, avionic system development of the Sceptre Mission Planning System? We currently have a vacancy for a Mission Planning Systems Senior Engineer at our site in Warton.

As a Mission Planning Systems Senior Engineer, you will be support and lead avionic development activities of Mission Planning System capabilities, principally the BAE Systems Sceptre Typhoon Mission Planning System.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be involved significant capability growth area within BAE Systems and a rapidly growing team. This will allow you to work at the forefront of modern technology and have a significant impact on the development of Typhoon technology.

Your main responsibilities as a Mission Planning Systems Senior Engineer will involve:

Leading/Supporting impact analysis of avionic design changes on the Mission Planning System design

Leading/Supporting the generation and maintenance of system testing plans and associated documentation, such as test procedures and reports, in support of system aircraft integration activities

Leading/Supporting platform-level system testing (desktop synthetic tools, system integration rigs and on-aircraft)

Leading/Supporting the resolution of technical queries to deliver and maintain systems that satisfy agreed requirements

Supporting the development and evolution of the Sceptre Typhoon Mission Planning System and associated Mission Support Systems

Your skills and qualifications:


Hold a degree or equivalent engineering qualification alongside an engineering background

Familiarity across avionic design, development, testing and/or certification is required

Engineering qualification and ideally experience with systems/ mission planning experience

Experience of taking design requirements and deriving requirements into a tangible engineering solution

Experience of working with operators, aircrew, engineers to ascertain engineering problems and working through to solution

Strong test planning, testing and report writing experience will be required for this role


Eurofighter Typhoon platform knowledge (ground mission) would be highly desirable

Familiarity with Mission Planning / Typhoon Avionic design and toolsets (PCMS would be desirable)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be able to effectively communicate at all levels of the organisation, supplier and with the customer. This will be demonstrated by your ability to be a good team worker, logical thinker and able to remain effective under pressure with an inquisitive, pro-active and enthusiastic mind-set.

Location: Warton

Salary: £ 37,654.00 +

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.

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As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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