Senior Combat Systems Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Glasgow City

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Senior Combat Systems Engineer

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

Salary: Up to £46,420 depending on qualifications and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Develop CS Physical Interface Definition Documentation and carry out design activities in line with specifications
  • Lead in Technical reviews of SWSE Key outputs (PIDDs/3D Model)
  • Carry out investigations into operational problems or developments
  • Act as the main point of contact with customers and/or suppliers in assigned areas on engineering matters, to resolve relatively complex problems and issues and to maintain awareness in both parties of priorities and objectives
  • You’ll also have people manager responsibilities in this role

Your skills and experiences:


  • Change Management expertise
  • Extensive experience in engineering or a defence or related industry
  • Make decisions within own sphere of responsibility and delegated authority
  • Knowledge of legislative requirements


  • Prior use of the BAE-SS SDE, FORAN, MARS and Windchill applications is desirable

Qualification in Engineering or other related STEM subjects as well as specific (either academic or professional) qualifications and become recognised as Incorporated or Chartered Engineers through an appropriate recognised professional institution. Engineers are encouraged, and will be supported, to achieve the relevant accreditation. Preference will be given to candidates who are already professionally registered.


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 Combat Systems team:

As a senior Combat system engineer, you will manage a team of 10 junior engineers and graduates. You will assist in the physical integration design activities to ensure compliance of the Combat Systems Physical Integration Design process with the Warship.
The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills verbal and written. They will have an eye for detail and the ability to read and interpret drawings with experience in managing internal and external stakeholders.

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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