BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Maintenance & Continuing Airworthiness Design Engineer

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Maintenance & Continuing Airworthiness (M&CA) Design 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: £41,361 – £45,576

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the FCAS AP Program Implement planning and delivery with respect to the Alternative System Review (ASR), System of Systems, Design for Support, Support Solution Design, Technical Route Map and International collaboration
  • Working with International Partners (Japan and Italy) to develop the concept and assessment phases of the programme and capture the understanding of the partner regulations with regard to Continuing Airworthiness
  • Supporting FCAS AP bid activity, in conjunction with the Partners (Leonardo, MBDA, Rolls Royce and the MOD). This also includes technology & capability demonstrations to the Customer
  • Able to elicit requirements, analyse complex problems and work autonomously and in a structured manner
  • Support the development of future Maintenance capability, principally in support of FCAS AP and assist in providing regular situation reports to the Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness (M&CA) Function

Your skills and experiences:


  • Knowledge and understanding of M&CA regulations, policies, processes, procedures and systems
  • M&CA experience demonstrated in a professional capacity
  • Military, aviation and/or aircraft maintenance background


  • Knowledge acquired through job related training and on the job experience with theoretical and practical skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Systems Engineering lifecycle e.g. Requirements Engineering, Solution Design, Integration, Verification & Validation, Test & Qualification


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 Through Life Support Maintenance & Continuing Airworthiness team:

This is a dynamic and engaging role where you will be expected to provide support to the Team Lead, and you will contribute to effective decision making, be passionate and proactive.

The Future Combat Air System Acquisition Programme (FCAS AP) is a transformational international research, development and acquisition programme that aims to provides world-class military capability in the form of a 6th generation combat aircraft. This entails delivering an Information Advantage to partners via competitive system solutions that could be exported worldwide.

As a part of this team you will be responsible for identifying any new FCAS Future Capabilities for people, infrastructure, toolsets and technology are captured by the Maintenance and Continuing Airworthiness Function and support in driving functional change initiatives to meet FCAS ambitions.

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: 13th June 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
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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