Systems Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Dorset

Job Type: Not Specified


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Job Title: Air – Systems Engineer

Location: Christchurch - Dorset

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

Salary: £36,000 to £45,100

What you’ll be doing:

  • Apply System Engineering thinking to complex system challenges.
  • Assist Principal and Senior Engineers in providing stakeholder requirements elicitation, analysis and management to ensure Engineering & Digital Services products are development to satisfy stakeholder needs
  • Understand and apply strategies around system development across a typical lifecycle, from requirement elicitation through to qualification, including integration, verification and validation activities.
  • Identify System emergent properties, supporting trade-offs, optimisation, risk management and verification activities.
  • Liaising with multiple internal and external stakeholders to ensure effective and efficient engagement in support of system realisation.
  • Evolve and innovate existing solutions and new ideas

Your skills and experiences:


  • Understanding of UAS Ground Control Station including Mission Management
  • Communications Links including Data Links, 3G/4G/5G, Satellite, Terrestrial
  • Track record of Enterprise, Project or System Level Design Solutions


  • Understanding of Military and Civil Aviation Authority Regulations and Legislation around UAV’s
  • Project or System level designs
  • Ideally degree qualification in related (STEM) subject or equivalent experience.


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 DI Product and services team:

You will have the opportunity to work across BAE Systems in it’s entirety, promoting Systems Engineering best practice across the Group.

This is a rare opportunity as you will be expected to work across the full business learning from subject matter experts from different disciplines and expanding your knowledge base to become future leaders. You will gain exposure to the latest technologies and you will have the opportunity to be a key component in the biggest project in the UK. You will receive excellent initial training and will have opportunities to develop your skills further in an encouraging and innovative environment.

This exciting role will provide the successful candidate with excellent career opportunities across our programmes of work and provide great opportunities to gain experience working closely with our customers within their environments.

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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