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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 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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