Senior Avionics Systems Engineer


Job summary

BAE Systems
£60,000 - £69,999
Defence, Engineering Consultancy
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job title: Senior Avionics Systems Engineer

Location: Warton

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £54,793 - £60,326

What you'll be doing:

  • Analyse new and emerging Customers requirements and provide a Safety and Avionic scoping together with a feasibility analysis for all the 7 main sub-systems teams.
  • Co-ordinate a review of the provided requirements, either a Customer Statement of Requirements (SOR) or an EF System Requirements Document (SRD), to identify the initial Customer needs. The Customer requirements along with an assessment of the ConEmp scenarios are assessed to identify the ''Problem Space''. The output is captured in the Avionic System Scope and Feasibility Analysis Report (ASFAR).
  • Co-ordinate initial safety assessments of the design change, highlighting particular areas of concern, likely hazards, need for Weapon System Preliminary Hazard Analysis (WS PHA). The output is also captured in the ASFAR.
  • Co-ordinate initial technical assessments of the Customer Business Cases (BC) to identify and document the overall scope, impact of the change(s) and a potential solutions. The solutions will be analysed in order to define the single selected solution known as the 'Avionic Design recommendation'. A final feasibility study is then performed on the Avionic Design recommendation.

Your skills and experiences:

  • A degree in a STEM subject (or equivalent relevant experience)
  • It is critical that applicants have a strong Systems Engineering background through the whole system development lifecycle ideally from the Aerospace or Defence sectors.
  • Strong proven experience in requirements capture and requirements management.
  • Understanding the relationships between engineering requirements and their impact on the platform and equipment is vital to effectively plan their implementation.
  • An excellent communicator at all levels, both written and verbal. The individual will build and sustain effective and lasting relationships with the Customer, Stakeholders and AJT teams
  • Proven ability to write formal project documentation
  • Experience of managing/leading a team


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

The Eurofighter Typhoon Avionics Joint team:

Eurofighter Typhoon Avionics Joint Team (AJT) is responsible for the overall system level functional Avionic design and partitioning across the 7 main sub-systems and 100+ "black boxes". Also responsible for the overall avionics safety analysis, qualification and certification of the integrated system and delivery of product to customer(s).

The Front-End Team provides technical support to EF and collates customer requirements and system constraint providing a coherent Design Concept and an aligned view across the Avionic Design teams.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments."

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

Closing Date: 23rd May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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