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Job Description

Job title: Senior Control & Instrumentation Engineer

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

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Compiling and performing equipment specification and analysis
  • Developing parts, systems, and test systems while providing evidence of fitness for purpose
  • Determining and maturing C&I requirements and providing compilation of technical documentation supporting parts / systems and test facilities
  • Integrating systems containing electronic, mechanical, and software sub-systems
  • Verifying that customer needs are satisfied through qualification and test activities
  • Providing support to the lead engineer on technical work packages while reviewing and analysing designs
  • Coaching other engineers and working with system owners, suppliers, and the customer to support delivered equipment and resolve issues

Your skills and experiences:


  • Understanding of C&I systems design and demonstrable career experience with these systems
  • Degree level qualification (or equivalent experience) in relevant STEM subject (Engineering/ Physics/ Maths/ Science)
  • Knowledge of the system engineering lifecycle with ability to apply good systems engineering practices to your work
  • Chartered engineer or working towards this level


  • Awareness of Defence Standards and Industry standards for example IEC 61508 / 61511, ARP 4754, DO-178C / DO-254


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave incentive 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 Active Vehicle Control (AVC) team:

As a Senior Engineer in the AVC team, you will be performing a host of C&I and system engineering design activity supporting the execution and delivery of the IV&V strategy. Helping us to design, develop, integrate, manage, and support control systems for in-service/future submarines. This role will involve employing niche and novel technologies onto the submarine platform which hasn’t been done before.

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: 28th 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.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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