Senior Systems Engineer

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Senior Systems Engineer

Would you like to play a key role within our business around engineering/business transformation activities? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Systems Engineer at our site in Portsmouth.

As a Senior Systems Engineer, you will be assisting in the development of a streamlined end to end engineering/business process across multiple parts of the business.

This role will provide you with the exciting opportunity to work with minimal supervision, whilst resolving engineering issues and problems for a range of products and engineering situations.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Systems Engineer will involve:

Providing Systems Engineering support to the various projects, bids and improvement initiatives as required, producing relevant artefacts as required.

Supporting the development of strategies around system development across a typical lifecycle, from requirement elicitation through to qualification, including integration, verification and validation activities.

Consulting with multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient engagement in support of system realisation

Your skills and qualifications:

Significant system engineering experience aligned to and across ISO 15288 lifecycle

Clear ‘systems thinker’ capable of applying holistically thinking to all problems

Strong understanding of technical process design and cross business integration

Strong awareness of product safety and SHE


Has or is willing to work towards Chartered status with an institute aligned with the UK Engineering Council

INCOSE ASEP qualified or working towards ASEP status or equivalent

Degree qualified in the relevant Engineering field or relevant experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a proactive individual who is able to communicate and engage with both internal and external. You will be a systems thinker and able to provide solution to interesting challenges.

Location: Portsmouth – Hampshire – South Coast

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 our commitment to 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.

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.

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.