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Job Description

Job title: Senior Systems Engineer

Location: Portsmouth, Broad Oak. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £41,000 – £55,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Apply a breadth of knowledge, skills and experience of systems engineering and company approaches, techniques and governance to design and develop solutions and resolve engineering issues and problems for a range of products and engineering situations, compiling technical reports and accompanying presentations as required
  • Apply the systems engineering principles of ISO 15288 to the design and build of systems through the entire engineering lifecycle
  • Discern, decompose, and model requirements to system and sub-system level and manage these in an approved toolset such as IBM DOORS, Sparx EA
  • Undertake system design and modelling to subsystem level including associated external and internal interfaces and manage such models in an approved toolset such as Sparx Enterprise Architect
  • May be required to instruct, manage and mentor technical teams
  • Maintain a good working knowledge of contemporary systems engineering practices including model-based engineering, digital threads, cyber security and safety procedures

Your skills and experiences:


  • Understands engineering principles and approaches underpinning design and development activities and be capable of systems thinking, applying holistic approaches to complex problems
  • Demonstrates understanding, knowledge and experience of systems engineering including knowledge of appropriate systems engineering standards (e.g. ISO 15288)
  • Experience of some aspects of an engineering lifecycle and good knowledge of lifecycle models (e.g. Waterfall, Agile) and associated tools (e.g. JIRA)
  • Experience of presenting both technical and non-technical information in a formal setting


  • Achieved or working towards achievement of Chartered Engineer status and/or working towards relevant professional accreditation e.g., INCOSE UK CSEP certification
  • Knowledge of the defence industry, including geopolitical influences and current UK government strategy
  • Have experience of using a high-level design methodology (e.g., UML, NAF, MODAF)
  • Experience of requirements management (e.g., IBM DOORS) and configuration management
  • Experience with Modelling – Sparx EA


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 Asset Management Team – System Engineering:

As a Systems Engineer, you will be joining a growing multi-disciplinary team of Engineers within our Asset Management Team. Asset Management is part of Warship Support, within the wider Maritime Services business. We are currently expanding to meet the demands of developing engineering solutions for the next generation Royal Navy submarines and the current fleet of ships.

Within the Asset Management Team, you will be working across crucial elements of the engineering lifecycle, from requirement gathering to qualification. You will be responsible for eliciting requirements from a range of stakeholders, and then deriving those requirements to the appropriate level for subsystem specification. You will participate in activities supporting the ongoing maturity of the design for a range of marine engineering systems.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work on a complex engineering programme of national importance, within a supportive team who drive best engineering excellence and best practice. Future career progression opportunities could include the chance to lead packages of work, and/or develop skills in engineering people management and leadership.

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: 17th 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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More information needed
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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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