Platform Systems Engineer

BAE Systems UK

Location: Cumbria

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Platform Systems Engineer

Location: Weapons Systems UK Business Unit - Barrow-in-Furness / Hybrid with 2 days onsite

Salary: £48,306 + (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Prepare and/or oversee the definition of system requirements, the development of specifications and the preparation of complex and business critical engineering designs.
  • Develop, maintain and control the technical interface to customers, suppliers and collaborators to ensure effective and swift resolution of technical issues and to deliver contractual commitments.
  • Ensure that designs produced consider the following:
    • Design safety
    • Design for Manufacture assembly, dis-assembly, and end of life processing
    • Design to cost
    • Design for reliability and maintainability
  • Validation of any systems / equipment, which may include the generation of test schedules, test and integration plans and the writing/investigation of test problem reports
  • Liaison with Customer representatives, Classification Authorities and Suppliers, in writing by telephone and in face-to-face meetings, and with other internal functions as necessary to discuss technical issues and problems, resolving technical queries.

Your skills and experiences:


  • Educated to degree level in a relevant mechanical or systems engineering discipline, with a demonstrated background within an engineering environment.
  • Experience in use of Systems Engineering tools and techniques, including requirements management, product safety and validation and verification techniques.
  • Good management skills including task management and task delegation, with working knowledge of technical office process standards, standard instructions and drawing standards.


  • Knowledge and experience of lifecycle processes and exposure to testing, trials and qualification of designs.
  • Familiarity with CAD (CREO), PLM tools (Teamcenter) and the links to the ERP system (SAP).


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 Weapons Systems Engineering Team:

A vacancy has arisen for a Platform Systems Engineer with a good Mechanical background at Weapon Systems UK. The ideal candidate will be a solution driven engineer, who can quickly understand influencing factors and can clearly communicate project objectives and requirements.

As part of the Weapon Systems Engineering team, you will be working on new and / or existing Products (i.e. M777 towed howitzer, 4.5” MK.8 MOD 1 Naval Gun, AS90 Self Propelled Howitzer & 105 Light Gun), through all stages: from the initial concept; design and development; testing, through to final manufacture and implementation of a new product or sub-system.

Career progression is actively encouraged within the team and the wider business.

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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