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Electrical Controls Engineer

BAE Systems Digital Intelligence
England, Cheshire / Washington, Tyne and Wear, England / Monmouthshire, Wales
£40000 - £41000 per annum
Closing date
10 Apr 2023

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Job title Job title: Electrical Controls Engineer - FTC 23 months

Locations: Radway Green, Cheshire / Washington, Tyne & Wear and lascoed, South Wales

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

Salary: Competitive, depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

    Provide support to existing systems maintenance and be key in the roll out of essential security driven changes and improvementsCarry out both hardware and software changes to the control systems, fault finding, testing and commissioningWork safely within our current diverse industrial control systems to a high standard of Health and SafetyAssessing and fault finding our collaborative robotic and automated processesWorking on and supporting bespoke ICS Distributed Control System (DCS) solutions to ensure each asset remains fully operational and protectedPreparation, review, and maintenance of documents, policies, and standards governing the control operations and assessments

Your skills and experiences:


    Degree or BTEC (HND/HNC) in Electrical/Electronic Engineering or similar subject, or qualified through experienceExperience and demonstrated knowledge with PLC/HMI/SCADA systemsUnderstanding of mechanical systemsExperience of working on automated manufacturing processes such as robotics, PLC's, CNC's


    Good understanding of electro/mechanical control and design principlesBroad experience of detailed electrical engineering in controlsUnderstanding of ICS design and installations


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 leave incentive.

The Team:

As a Controls Electrical Engineer, you will have proven experience of working on automated and robotics manufacturing processes, and assessing the existing industrial control systems (ICS) assets within a highly licenced critical defence manufacturing landscape. You will have the opportunity to work for a global defence contractor in a growing team with the chance to make your mark.

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 more than 4,500 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. With a rich heritage in helping to defend nations and businesses from advanced threats, we work collaboratively across 10 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data. We use the latest technologies, best practices and processes – combined with expertise gained from over forty years of application – to empower customers to detect and defend against the latest threats, transform their organisations, and secure their communications across multiple domains.

Everything we do creates a safer future. In a new age of cyber threats, our people have a shared vision to protect the connected world, to create and deliver intelligent global solutions across a dynamic technological landscape.  

The nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the very best people to fulfil our ambitions, and help you realise yours.

We’ve built a place that supports the changing needs of our multi-cultural, diverse, global workforce and we believe everyone can make a difference.

Careers webpage: Careers | BAE Systems






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