Engineer - Electrical Engineering (Internal Communications)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Engineer - Electrical Engineering (Internal Communications)

Location: Barrow in Furness - we offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements

Salary: Competitive

What you’ll be doing:

  • Actively involved in Test and Acceptance of Internal Communication requirements for a range of systems and technologies e.g. Analogue and digital communications systems, Voice Over IP (VOIP) networks, Data switches, Broadcast (PA), Camera surveillance systems and trunked radio systems
  • Liaising with internal and external customers as part of a technical team to understand the systems under test
  • Writing and reviewing test procedures using technical information from suppliers and design authority
  • Conducting testing in a high assurance Engineering environment
  • Attending Factory Acceptance Tests and accepting qualification evidence
  • Taking ownership of system Installation, Commissioning and Test

Your skills and experiences:


  • Technical background & knowledge of working in the Defence, Space, Nuclear, or other high-assurance industry
  • Technical awareness of Electronics, Telecommunications Systems & Applications
  • Experience working with Analogue and Digital Voice systems, Voice Over IP (VOIP) networks, Cisco switches, Broadcast (PA) and trunked radio systems


  • CEng, MIET (or be able to work towards satisfying requirements for CEng)
  • Understanding of Test and Acceptance within a high assurance engineering environment
  • Knowledge of Systems Engineering, Requirements Management, and the Engineering Lifecycle
  • Experience of Quality Assurance


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 Electronic Communications team:

As an Electronic Communications Engineer (Internal Communications) and Platform Data Systems, you will be part of the Internal Communications team that is responsible for the test and acceptance of electronic Voice and Data systems for the Dreadnought submarine build, you will be actively involved in the development and maintenance of the large lab area within the facility, covering infrastructure, cabling, configuration management, installation and commissioning and ultimately testing of the system to ensure they meet design criteria.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be an integral part of the submarine build, it is a new diverse team, which affords opportunity to develop within role.

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.

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