Senior Mission Systems Engineer

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Senior Mission Systems Engineer

Would you like to work with front line warship support engineering and for QEC working on a 5th generation warship technology? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Mission Systems Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Mission Systems Engineer, you will be part of surface ships support COM WTA Engineering teams (QEC, T45,T23 or Hunt).

This role will provide you with career opportunities within and outside of the WTA in line with the wider Maritime Services engineering business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Mission Systems Engineer will involve:

Ensuring the design integrity of the Combat System is maintained within in service environment

Managing the efficient, timely and safe implementation of design change, including updating and upgrading activities

Contributing to the maintenance of configuration control of the Combat System

Providing authoritative evidence to demonstrate that design intent has been achieved and ensuring that the design change has been holistically integrated

Your skills and qualifications:


Good understanding of system engineering (including hardware) design

An appreciation for product safety and engineering standards

An understanding of system architectures e.g. networks, communications etc

Electrical Engineering degree or equivalent. Ideally chartered or working towards.


Ideally from a maritime environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good interpersonal skills and be able to work as part of a team or by yourself when required.You will also have good communication skills and good knowledge and use of MS office.

Location: Portsmouth

Salary: £42500

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.

Maritime Services

Join us and help to define the future of global maritime defence capabilities. With approximately 3,500 employees based at five UK locations and revenue of £600million, we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around and offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and grow with us.

From our headquarters in Portsmouth, we are proud to support the Royal Navy in global operations. BAE Systems Maritime Services delivers end-to-end support to over 50 per cent of the Royal Navy's surface fleet. Our services include ship upgrades, repairs, dockyard facilities management and provision of combat systems training. We also develop and support the Royal Navy’s complex equipment, such as radar, torpedoes and small boats.

With our international programmes and core support to the Ministry of Defence, you could find yourself working on the iconic Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers, Type 45 Destroyers, Type 23 Frigates, Type 26 Global Combat Ships, Hunt Class Mine Countermeasure Vessels, Offshore Patrol Vessels, historic ships and more. Our highly skilled teams design, develop, support and maintain a wide range of complex equipment. This includes Spearfish, one of the most powerful and capable wire guided torpedoes on the market. Currently undergoing a major upgrade programme, Spearfish will soon benefit from further sophisticated advances in its homing, warheads, tactical and fuelling systems, as well an upgraded guidance link. Then there’s Artisan, the 3D radar that can identify a target the size of a tennis ball, travelling at a speed of more than 2000 miles an hour more than 25 kilometres away!

Join us and the projects you’ll be involved in will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come. 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.

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.