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Digital Engineering Lead - Air Vehicle Concepting

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BAE Systems UK
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Job title: Digital Engineering Lead - Air Vehicle Structural Design

Location: Warton 2 – 3 days on site per week

Salary:£52,084 - 57344

What you’ll be doing:

Creating a capability development vision which supports the overall Future Combat Air System (FCAS) Programme objectives and Digital Engineering Vision

Innovating and delivering the engineering processes, technology, people and culture required by your capability area to develop the FCAS product

Delivery of proof-of-concept and value demonstrations

Building and leading a multi-disciplinary team to develop and deliver the solutions required by the FCAS Programme

Building close relationships and liaising effectively with international and UK partners to discuss, agree and deploy a solution works across the whole FCAS enterprise

Your skills and experiences:


Ability to analyse information and apply engineering judgement to solve problems

Experience in more than one area of the Airframe Discipline’s

Be comfortable working with ambiguity, challenging established thinking, innovating, creating new ways of working and leading change


Development of processes, methods and toolsets used in different stages of the Product Lifecycle - Concept Design through to Integration and Test

Experience in articulating statements of work and planning and delivery of activities to meet schedules

Experience of working in a multidisciplinary environment, influencing adjacent Engineering disciplines and other Stakeholders


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 FCAS Digital Engineering Team:

The FCAS Digital Engineering Team are paving the way for breakthroughs in new product development, operational performance, support and maintenance. By exploiting the latest digital technologies, data and new engineering thinking to create better, faster and more cost-effective outputs. We are providing the foundation to deliver the Global Combat Air Programme across the UK, Japan and Italy.

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.