Senior Engineer (Operability)


Senior Systems Engineer

Would you like the opportunity to play a key role in the design and integration of systems on a Future Royal Navy Submarine programme. We have a vacancy for a Systems Engineer at Frimley, Weymouth or Filton – Bristol.

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is a business area that continues to grow to meet the demands of design, development and supply of technology leading complex systems into the In Service Astute Class, Dreadnought Class and future submarine programmes. As a Systems Engineer, you will have the opportunity to interface with various teams and work at the very forefront of modern technology

In this role you will work within a major complex system design environment in support of engineering design definition and programme delivery for Dreadnought. The role will be wide ranging and will develop over time but initially will focus on key areas below:

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

Supporting the Principal Engineer (Operability) role in the production of a complete set of Concept of Operations (CONOPS) model-based views. Working with Systems Design and Sub System teams to define System Level CONOPS and capture as a series of Operational views in an EA model.

Understanding the Dreadnought Complex Systems business processes and the business environment; extending knowledge base and evaluating, delivering and managing several areas of working involving complex time management to achieve timely results.

Supporting the Engineering Delivery Manager in the governance and guidance of the Dreadnought Combat Systems design teams as required in order to meet programme milestones and Life Cycle Management (LCM) deliverables.

Contributing to identification and rapid closure of issues emerging from all product lifecycle stages and managing the resulting change embodiment activities.

Liaising with both internal and external customers as required ensuring that their requirements are adequately supported, their needs are fully considered, incorporated where appropriate and agreed.

Your skills and qualifications:

Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience)

Understanding of Operability testing and be able to apply good systems engineering practices to your work.

Understanding of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)

Enterprise Architect knowledge is desirable
What we're looking for in you:

You will be self-motivated and proactive individual who is able to work independently. With the ability to absorb knowledge from technical experts in order to develop your own skills. You will also possess strong written and verbal communication skills.

We welcome people with experience of the military, defence and maritime industries, who can use their knowledge and learning to help us ensure that we provide the best products into submarines. We are also keen to work with people from other industries, technical fields and working environments who can bring in innovative and fresh thinking and work with us to participate and contribute to the important work that we do.

Location: Frimley, Weymouth or Bristol dependent on role and your personal circumstances

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

Complex Systems and Support:

Complex Systems and Support (CS&S) is part of BAE Systems Submarines. We predominantly supply to the UK MoD but with smaller derivative work done in support of international Customers. Our team is responsible for system design, build and/or procurement of the major electronic and mechanical systems on a submarine, as well as provision of test, integration and support services.

Innovation is central to our DNA and has produced the Common Combat System (CCS) to address the customer’s affordability, technology and capability challenges. It is based on commercial off-the-shelf technology (COTS) coupled with bespoke military hardware and software and is being progressively rolled-out into the UK's Submarine flotilla.

We effectively incorporate rapidly evolving, commercial technology, new capabilities and changes coming from the operational environment into long-term build, maintenance and in-service programmes.

As a 'system of systems' integrator we work closely with our Customer, partners and suppliers to develop and provide innovative, intelligent and value for money solutions across all classes of UK Submarine both in build and in service with the Royal Navy, ensuring our submariners always have world-class, safe, capable and available products.

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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