Control Systems Engineer (Test & Acceptance)

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

Communication & Control Systems Engineer (Test & Acceptance)

Would you like to play a key role in the testing and acceptance of communication systems on board nuclear submarines? We currently have two vacancies for Communication & Control Systems Engineers (Test & Acceptance) at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Communication & Control Systems Engineer (Test & Acceptance), you will be working within the newly-built Shore Integration Facility (SIF). The facility is responsible for the test, acceptance, and delivery of key electronic communications and control software packages into submarine build programmes, and is a critical part of the delivery of the submarine capability. . You will be placed in either the Internal Communications department, responsible for delivering internal communication systems into submarine build; or the Control & Instrumentation department, which focuses on testing key software packages to control the entire submarine.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to lead and develop work packages contributing to the overall goal of running and maintaining the test site, as well as the freedom to drive your own ideas through to fruition. You will also have the chance to develop as a specialist, working with senior members of the Facility team, gaining experience in C&I, software simulation models and network architecture.

Your main responsibilities as a Communication & Control Systems Engineer (Test & Acceptance) will involve:

Contributing to the SIF infrastructure design and installation

The development of strategies and documentation to support the hardware and software testing programmes

Integration test and acceptance of hardware and software in line with the submarine build programme

Maintenance of the SIF test rig and test harness architectures and equipment configurations

Working with key internal stakeholders to ensure equipment and software are delivered into the build programme in a timely fashion

Development in areas such as IP networking, information assurance, wireless radio technology, PLC coding and device simulation build

Supporting progress reviews, design reviews and quality audits

Your skills and qualifications as a Communication & Control Systems Engineer (Test & Acceptance):

Degree or equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. electrical/ electronic engineering, IT/ networking/ computer science or communications systems)

Experience of working in an engineering integration and test environment

Experience of working in a high assurance/complex engineering environment (such as: marine, defence, avionics, oil and gas, nuclear, automotive etc.)

What we're looking for in you:

You must possess excellent communication skills, alongside the ability to build effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders. You must also have excellent organisation skills to enable you to meet programme deadlines.

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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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