Senior Engineer - Combat Systems

Job Description

Senior Engineer - Combat Systems

Would you like to have a direct impact on the capability and performance of submarines currently in-service? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Engineer - Combat Systems at our site in Weymouth.

As a Senior Engineer - Combat Systems, you will be working closely with other internal teams such as Technical Authorities, design teams, customers and suppliers.

This role will provide you with opportunities for development into technical leadership roles and to cross train into sub systems to gain in depth knowledge of navigation, sonar, target motion analysis, etc. across all current and future RN submarines.

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

Designing, developing and testing Combat System modelling and analysis toolsets using standard tools of the trade, e.g. Excel, Visual Basic, MATLAB, C#

Undertaking modelling to produce Integrated Combat System Performance Baselines for each CS variant

Undertaking analysis (covering multiple data sources) in order to investigate, compare and record Combat System performance

Identifying and implementing improvements to existing toolsets, processes and procedures.

Identifying and implementing novel techniques to measure System Performance

Conducting system-level trials in shore, harbour and sea environments, at UK and overseas locations (including NW Scotland, USA and Bahamas), and/or undertaking off-site analysis

Your skills and qualifications:


Experience of carrying out technical trials and analysis of trial results, including report writing

Conversant in programming in multiple languages (including Matlab ideally)

Experience of manipulating and analysing data and using data analysis toolsets


Experience of carrying out military trials

Operational analysis experience

Configuration management experience

Knowledge of one or more of the following sub-systems: Sonar, Navigation, Array processing, target motion analysis

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good communication skills and be able to liaise with various stakeholders and work collaboratively. You will be diplomatic and able to work well within a team. You will respond well under pressure to deliver analysis reports to short timescales and be able to adapt to short-notice programme and schedule changes.

Location: Weymouth

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.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

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.

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