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BAE Systems • Warton, United Kingdom

Modelling & Simulation Technology Lead Engineer

2 days/week at home

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Job Description

Job title: Modelling and Simulation Lead Engineer

Location: Warton

Salary: £54, 793 – £60,326 (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Lead Modelling & Simulation and Synthetic Environment capability design and planning activities, spanning across live and synthetic domains as appropriate
  • Working alongside Technical Authorities and domain governance specialists, such as Ground Test, Flight Test and Flight Operations, where required
  • Managing and contributing to the generation of Modelling & Simulation processes compatible with the FalconWorks operating model, some of which may be highly novel due to the technologies involved
  • Interfacing with internal and external suppliers and partners regarding business and technical integration
  • Contributing to Technology Watch and Capability Development activities to identify new and emerging technologies that offer improvements to how Modelling & Simulation activities are performed
  • Contributing technical content to Business Winning activities, including the development of business cases and proposals to steer software-related research and internal investment activities

Your skills and experiences:


  • Working knowledge of at least some of the modelling and simulation standards and protocols as identified in the Defence Modelling and Simulation standards Profile (DMSP), particularly simulation interoperability protocols such as High Level Architecture (HLA) and Data Distribution Service (DDS)
  • Software development using one or more high-level programming languages (e.g. C, C++, Java)
  • Implementation of Synthetic Environment components e.g. visual systems, platform behavioural models, environment models, sensor models


  • You will ideally have a recognised higher-level qualification in a STEM subject, and either have or be pursuing professional registration (e.g. IEng, CEng)
  • Design and specification of federated Synthetic Environments using the Distributed Simulation Engineering and Execution Process (DSEEP)
  • Practical application of Agile methods across the requirements capture, planning and execution phases of projects
  • Running complex synthetic trials or demonstrations within a synthetic environment, potentially including integration with real-world assets


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 leave incentive.

The Technology & Capability Delivery (Systems) Team:

The Technology & Capability Delivery (Systems) Team at FalconWorks is dedicated to shaping the future of research and development in alignment with the Air Sector strategy. This team takes a holistic approach to product lifecycle, assessing sector-wide technology needs, identifying trends, and nurturing early concepts into impactful solutions. Unlike traditional development, we emphasize creativity, collaboration, and strategic partnerships. As a Modelling & Simulation Technology Lead Engineer, you’ll be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team driving Digital Engineering and synthetic approaches forward. Your role involves developing Modelling & Simulation frameworks, coordinating asset development, and fostering external collaborations. Together, we aim to pioneer aerospace technologies and offer a pathway to higher-level technology leadership positions within FalconWorks. If you’re passionate about innovation and teamwork, this role is an exciting opportunity to make a significant impact.

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: 25th 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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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United Kingdom

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