Electronic Systems Engineer

Location:Greater London

Principal Electronic Systems Engineer and Senior Electronic Systems Engineer

Opportunities like this don’t come along every day…Would you like the new challenge of making an impact on some of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now? Join our highly-skilled Combat Systems team and you'll be part of something you can be proud of; equipping the Royal Navy with another world class capability. We currently have vacancies for a Principal Electronic Systems Engineer and Senior Electronic Systems Engineer at our sites in New Malden, Portsmouth (Broad Oak site), Dorchester or Frimley

As an Electronic Systems Engineer, you will undertake a wide range of equipment design, development and support activities in line with all relevant processes and quality requirements under the direction of the Hardware Engineering team leader.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to design, develop and support equipment across a variety of Royal Navy platforms and to support campaigns for future upgrades.

Your main responsibilities as an Electronic Systems Engineer could involve:

Development of design specifications under minimal guidance and carrying out equipment design activities making maximum use of commercial off the shelf (COTS) items in line with those specifications.

Carrying out technical analyses and investigations, including evaluation and selection of technical options; and preparation of reports with suggested recommendations to support the design of improvements

Build, assembly and installation of consoles and cabinets containing COTS equipment to authorised design and installation specifications

Support of hardware related test and acceptance activities and production of material in support of Product Safety and Design Certification activities

Contribute to process improvement within the operational and/or engineering team to deliver continuous improvements in quality, cycle time and asset utilisation

Production of procurement specifications for items sub-contracted out to third party suppliers

Liaison with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters

Your skills and qualifications:

Knowledge and experience in the design of equipment incorporating PC and networking technology utilising non-bespoke COTS items

Experience working with Ethernet, serial interfaces and variety of other interface technologies

Experience with COTS cabinets, cabinet design, wiring schedules, power distribution etc

Experience of assembly of system equipment, internal components and wiring including installation in lab spaces and on ship

Knowledge of the currently deployed combat system equipment architecture or similar Naval combat systems based on COTS technology across the lifecycle phases including physical aspects

Experience in Product Safety and a good understanding of Design Certification

What we're looking for in you:

The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic individual and member of the team, with a keen interest for attention to detail and a determined work ethic. You will be highly motivated with a strong desire to succeed despite setbacks and have aspirations to further develop your career.

Location: New Malden, Portsmouth (Broad Oak site), Dorchester or Frimley

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, 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

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life threatening situations.


In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy’s surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.


We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that’s why we offer the flexibility for you to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.


Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer and our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.


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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.