Senior Systems Engineer


Job summary

BAE Systems
£Open (Depending On Experience)
Civil, Systems Design, Testing, Electronic
Computing & IT/Hardware, Defence, Engineering Consultancy, Marine, Nuclear
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Cumbria, Frimley, Filton, Farnborough, Portsmouth, Weymouth - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this role.

Salary: Competitive

What you'll be doing:

  • Apply your subject matter expertise and domain experience to support the Engineering Manager and Sub-System Technical Lead in delivering underwater sensing systems and products to the submarine build programme
  • Work collectively in a team, developing customer requirements in combat systems
  • Ensure design proving evidence is comprehensive, captured within the requirements management tools and has been endorsed by the appropriate level of authority
  • Understand the contractual and performance requirements for underwater sensing systems and support the definition and associated acceptance criteria through design, build, integration, installation, and commissioning activities
  • Review relevant supplier documentation and ensure it is captured and recorded appropriately
  • Work with the sonar engineering team to improve own levels of domain knowledge and subject matter expertise

Your skills and experiences:


  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)
  • A basic level of knowledge of sonar systems in the defence, maritime or closely linked industry and the correct recognition of the context of their work within the overall product
  • Knowledge of the engineering lifecycle
  • Knowledge or at least recognition of relevant engineering standards, including safety and environmental regulations


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 SSNA Combat System team:

As a Senior Systems Engineer you will join a growing team of about 50 engineers and will work collaboratively since the early stage of a major development programme. This will provide you with the opportunity to influence the progress of different projects within the SSNA Combat System programme and to develop your career within BAE Systems.

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: 27th 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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