Principal Mission Systems Engineer

Job Description

Job Title: Principal Mission Systems Engineer

Location: Bristol or Plymouth or Rosyth, UK - Hybrid - working from home options available

Compensation: Competitive Salary + benefits

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF45670

Build the Future

At Babcock, we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Principal Mission Systems Engineer in Bristol, Plymouth or Rosyth.

As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers' defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility.

Marine Engineering & Systems - Shipbuilding Export Variants

Principal Mission Systems Engineer role is based within Marine Engineering & Systems - Shipbuilding Export Variants.

Babcock is rapidly establishing itself as an international Naval ship designer and builder. We have built on the success of the UK MoD Type 31 Frigate and have secured contracts for frigate export variants (AH140) with overseas customers. As well as supporting exports of frigates the engineering team is actively working on other ship newbuild and life extension programs around the world, from small fast attack craft all the way up to aircraft carriers.

We are looking to significantly expand our engineering and ship design teams in order to exploit these opportunities and so if you are interested in taking your career in an exciting new direction then consider Babcock for your next move.

You will join a national team of over 800 engineers and designers within the Marine Sector of Babcock. We are a leading design consultancy providing naval architecture, marine system engineering, electrical engineering, design modelling and project support services to the marine and defence markets. We have base offices in Bristol, Rosyth or Plymouth, and offer flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements.

The role

The difference our new Principal Mission Systems Engineer will make

As a Principal Mission Systems Engineer, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. This is a highly prestigious position within our complex shipbuilding programme, developing designs through concept and early-stage design as well as supporting the bidding process.

Day-to-day, you will act as a Technical Authority in the Mission Systems space. You will contribute to the development and realisation of ship designs through the provision of broad technical understanding of Combat, Communications and Navigation Systems and onboard networks and their integration together and integration / installation into Naval Ships, with deeper knowledge in at least one of these areas.

You will be responsible for engagement with customers to develop and agree an unambiguous statement of requirements. You will generate and assess the suitability of sensor and weapon suites for concept designs. Specification, selection and/or management of external suppliers (component and service) as required. In addition, manage risk within the project lifecycle.

You will objectively assess different design options, produce design documentation in support of a bid or project lifecycle, preparing and checking design documentation as required to time, cost and quality. Authorisation of design documentation, chair and/or contribute to Design Reviews, managing bid responses and representing the Group and/or Department as required.

Management of multi discipline engineering and design teams to time, cost and quality. As well as training and developing self and others.

In addition, you will belong to the wider engineering capability group and will have the opportunity to support other projects in different roles within your discipline with a focus on longer term career development. Providing help and direction to less experienced team members to support both their effective working, and their development.

At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you'll continually develop your knowledge and expertise.

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides flexible working with office attendance and travel to meet project requirements. We are happy to discuss this with you in more detail.

Essential experience

  • Ideally, you will be Degree qualified but HND/HNC level qualification in an engineering discipline with extensive experience in relevant field will be considered
  • Be a member of a relevant institution and either hold chartered engineer status or be working towards it
  • You will have a broad level of developed knowledge as the role is directly accountable for aspects of design development and contributes to the generation of solutions to problems and issues within your specialist subject area
  • You will have previous experience in being involved in integration of one or more of these areas (Combat / Communications / Navigation / Networks) into marine platforms
  • You will have experience in owning and delivering within the development of mission systems integration on marine platforms
  • Either already UK Security cleared or able for achieve UK SC clearance

What we offer

Generous benefits including:

  • Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus 8 bank holidays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
  • Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
  • Working from home and flexible work patterns
  • Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing
  • Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
  • Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best

Babcock International

For over 130 years, we have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.

Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.

Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.




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