Hardware Systems Engineer

BAE Systems
Dorset, England, Christchurch
14 Jun 2017
21 Jun 2017
Lisa Anderson
Job Type

Hardware Systems Engineer

Would you like to work across a cutting edge battlefield of communications systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Hardware Systems Engineer at our site in Christchurch.

As a Hardware Systems Engineer, you will be reporting to the Lead Hardware Systems Engineer and Project Design Authority as applicable. Your responsibilities will include estimation of development activities, design of technical solutions, implementation or subcontract of proposed solutions and the testing involved in verifying them. You will also be required to help in diagnosing and solving customer reported issues.

This role will provide you with the responsibility of helping to ensure the overall Physical, Electrical and environmental compliance of the delivered System, ensuring it meets both BAE Systems Product Safety mandates and the statutory requirements of the customer's base of operation.

Your main responsibilities as a Hardware Systems Engineer will involve:

Providing Hardware and Systems Engineering support to the business development activities, including study/experimentation activities, system de-risking activities

Developing and implementing of technical solutions that meet the customer requirements

Provision of realistic estimates for specified activities to the development lead

Accurately report on progress

Completing work to a high standard and to scope, quality and budget

Supporting System Integration activities, Rig and Field based

Monitoring the safe design of the system prior to delivery and for the preparation of information required by the Design Authority to support the Design Certification and Certificate of Design activities

Your skills and qualifications as a Hardware Systems Engineer:


A strong Hardware and Systems Engineering background, preferably with a degree in a related discipline.

A good working knowledge of the development processes (e.g. requirements, design, specification, implementation, integration and testing, acceptance), and development tools (e.g. Requirements Management, Modelling and defect reporting systems)

A background in Communications systems engineering, (voice, data and radio products)


- Demonstrable knowledge or experience in some or all of the following would be especially desirable, in particular their applications in a military context:

- Electrical engineering disciplines e.g. BS7671 qualified

- Communications technologies: Point-to-Point radio links, IP networking (including network design), VOIP, 4G mobile technologies, network security, network management

- A good understanding of designing equipment to meet stringent environmental requirements such as EMC/T, Environmental etc

- Understanding of Design Certification and Product Safety Processes

What we're looking for in you:

You will have an inquisitive mind set and be keen to learn. You must be able to work within a technical team, with the ability to communicate across different stakeholders. You should have a degree of flexibility, in relation to travel.

Salary: Competitive

Location: Christchurch

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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Military Air & Information

The Military Air & Information (MAI) business has been structured to create a focused business, designed to meet the current and future requirements of our customers. The MAI business has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

MAI has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. MAI recognises training as a key enabler to deliver military capability, bringing together experience in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions to military customers around the world. This is a powerful combination.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to give real advantage to our customers worldwide. Trusted to deliver - always.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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