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Systems Design Authority/Chief Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
Hampshire, Portsmouth, England
£56000 - £60000 per annum
Closing date
19 Oct 2022

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Job title: Systems Design Authority/Chief Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, BroadOak (Hybrid)

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Up to £60,000 depending on experience

What you'll be doing:

We're looking for an experienced Systems Design Engineer to join our team at BAE Systems in Portsmouth BroakOak. As a Systems Design Engineer, you will be:

    Providing Engineering Governance within Manufacturing including design certificationPerforming SDA role on Sonar 2076, Control Panels, Propulsion Controls, Degaussing, Steam Valve control and actuationResolving obsolescence issues mechanical, electrical, electronic and materialsResolving customer queriesSupporting test investigation, defining test methods, equipment and test specificationsEquipment diagnosis within manufacturing and on platformSupporting bidsProvide training to manufacturing personnel and customer

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree in Electronic Engineering
  • HNC or HND in Mathematics or Physics with relevant electrical/electronic functional knowledge
  • Experience working with legacy electronic equipment
  • Experience of high current applications, switching power supplies, analogue and digital equipment


  • Chartered Engineer or working towards
  • Experience with microprocessor-based systems


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Systems Design Authority/Chief Engineer role:

As a Systems Design Authority/Chief Engineer, you will work independently conducting investigation and analysis of equipment failure to resolve issue of obsolescence selecting and approving alternative pars, components and materials. You will be expected to have confidence in your own ability to ensure product safety is maintained when approving alternatives.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

At BAE Systems Digital Intelligence, we believe that digital technology is the key to unlocking our customers’ advantage. By advancing digital technologies, we open doors to worlds of opportunities, together. We work across 6 main areas, Cyber, Defence, Delivery & Advisory, FinCrime, Intelligence and Space. Come visit us at the expo, or our website, to learn more about our opportunities.

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