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Senior Engineer – Combat Systems (AWS) Filton, Gloucestershire

Job title: Senior Engineer – Combat Systems (AWS)

Company: BAE Systems

Job description: Senior Engineer – Combat Systems AWS

Would you like to play a crucial role in supporting the development of our cutting-edge submarine programmes? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer at our site in Barrow in Furness, Filton, Frimley or Weymouth.

As a Senior Engineer you will be a part of the Astute In-Build System Engineering team delivering the Combat System Common Infrastructure design for the Astute submarine programme. You will be working on both upgrade and new equipment programmes at a combat system level across a wide spectrum, specifically working on Above Water Weapon Sensors.

This role will provide you with the ability to gain experience of combat system interfacing of surface and sub-surface sensors. This role will provide the opportunity to work on a high-profile engineering programme, enabling you to interact with several internal and external stakeholders including the Ministry of Defence.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Engineer – Combat Systems AWS will involve:

  • Support the design baseline artefacts for the AWS focussing on requirements and acceptance by the customer for the visual systems masts and radar
  • Defining the Astute design baseline products focussing on Physical Breakdown Structure (PBS) and Function Breakdown Structure (FBS)
  • Support the combat system requirement sets change control process via the combat system change management process
  • Help ensure developed solutions are clearly defined, integrated, configured, controlled and delivered.
  • Support management and development of the system requirements through DOORS, and related assurance activities
  • Supporting the development of submarine system technology updates and design improvements.
  • Liaising with the Engineering Manager and submarine system Technical Authorities in the development of the requirements and designs
  • Liaising with internal and external customers to ensure system requirements are adequately supported through planning, installation, integration and trial activities
  • Ensuring requirements are implemented, and qualification evidence is generated either by the equipment supplier or on their behalf.

Your skills and qualifications:


  • Demonstrable Systems Engineering experience, including managing requirements and acceptance activities
  • An understanding of lifecycle management
  • Degree level qualification in STEM or equivalent qualification or experience
  • Experience of creation of technical documentation.
  • Change management experience.


  • Understanding of DOORs and Enterprise Architect

What we’re looking for in you:

You will have good written and verbal communication skills to enable you to work with a range of stakeholders within a multidiscipline defence supplier environment of engineering. You will be self-motivated, with a desire to learn and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances while having an enthusiasm for problem-solving. You will also have the ability to multi-task between multiple concurrent tasks at different stages of the lifecycle.

Grade: S4

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.

Integrated Combat Systems:

Integrated Combat Systems 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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.


Expected salary:

Location: Filton, Gloucestershire

Job date: Sun, 14 Nov 2021 03:42:25 GMT

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