Systems Design Engineer - Electrical

BAE Systems
Cumbria, England, Barrow-In-Furness
13 Mar 2018
27 Mar 2018
Caroline Dey
Job Type

System Design Engineer - Electrical

Would you like to play a key role in the design and development of weapon systems? We currently have a vacancy for a System Design Engineer - Electrical at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a System Design Engineer - Electrical, you will be part of the team working on various military weapons contracts, such as the M777 Howitzer and Naval 4.5 Mk8 Gun. You will be working throughout all stages of the product lifecycle from concept design and development, through to manufacture and implementation.

This role will provide you with the chance to work with cutting edge defence technology, as well as a wide range of internal and external stakeholders. You will be fully supported in your professional development, with the chance for excellent career progression opportunities in the future.

Your main responsibilities as a System Design Engineer - Electrical will involve:

Preparing and/or overseeing the definition of system requirements, the development of specifications and the preparation of complex and business critical engineering designs

Developing, maintaining and controlling the technical interface to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues and to deliver contractual commitments

The validation of any systems/ equipment, which may include the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports

Developing strong links with applicable customers to underpin our commitment to customer satisfaction and to assist in identifying and maximising the potential of new business opportunities

Liaising with customer representatives, classification authorities, suppliers and other internal functions, as necessary, to discuss technical issues and problems

Scheduling your own work and that of subordinates to meet target timescales and budget demands, including the creation of low level schedules and task plans

Mentoring and motivating subordinates to ensure the accountabilities of the business are delivered and to enable them to maximise their potential

Your skills and qualifications as a System Design Engineer - Electrical:


Electrical/software design background on complex engineering projects

Health and Safety awareness, including Product Safety

Working knowledge of motion control systems


Defence domain experience

Working knowledge of MATLAB/ Simulink (or equivalent package)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an analytical problem-solver with the ability to create innovative solutions to engineering issues. You must also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the confidence to articulate technical information to a range of audiences.

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

Salary: Competitive

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.

BAE Systems - Weapon Systems UK

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services organisation in the USA, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures and supports artillery systems, naval guns, small and medium calibre barrels and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer's trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

Our UK manufacturing site is based at BAE Systems Barrow in Furness site and is supported by a design team which includes Electronics, Software and Mechanical engineering disciplines. We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Our commitment to our employees and their development is always a priority and our investment in you means working for us will provide you with endless opportunities to create your desired career with us. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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